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Police Fun Day Raises Over £700 For Charity

Police Fun Day Raises Over £700 For Charity

A charity has had a welcome financial boost following a Kent Police Fun Day earlier in the year here in Sittingbourne.

In September 2018 the Kent Police Recreation Association organised the family fun day which, due to 2018 being the centenary year of World War One, was themed throughout with activities including a trench experience and wartime victory live band. Two veterans from World War Two were also guests of honour at the event.

Burglars Jailed For Wisdom Charity Shop Break In

Burglars Jailed For Wisdom Charity Shop Break In

Two burglars, who were caught on CCTV breaking into The Friends Of Wisdom Hospice's Charity shop in Sittingbourne have been jailed.

Lee Heathfield, aged 33 and Shane Baker, aged 28, entered the property in July stealing electronics and cash. Both were identified and arrested. Baker, of no fixed address, was jailed for 27 months and serial burglar Heathfield was jailed for fraud, theft and three other counts of burglary in Sittingbourne. His crimes were committed in June, July and August.

Fundraising 'Whistling Postie' Dale Wins Recognition

Fundraising 'Whistling Postie' Dale Wins Recognition

Sittingbourne's very own 'Whistling Postman', Dale Howting, has won yet another award for his tireless fundraising work.

80-year-old Dale has cycled across all areas of the world raising money for local charities since 1977. He has raised over a quarter of a million pounds for charities and has been raising money for Demelza Hospice, The Kent Air Ambulance plus 29 other charities!

Extraordinary Iwade Resident Receives Award

Extraordinary Iwade Resident Receives Award

Local MP Gordon Henderson has congratulated an Iwade resident who was recently awarded a British Citizen Award for setting up an orphanage in Malawi.

Elspeth Baecke BCAo, a former teacher at Sittingbourne Community College, set up a small charity called Smile Malawi in 2004 after watching children suffering in Africa on Comic Relief. Elspeth began fundraising and construction started on the new children's home in 2005. The doors opened in 2006 and now has 39 children aged between 3 and 20-years old.

Litter Angels Charity Installs Two New Bins In Iwade

Litter Angels Charity Installs Two New Bins In Iwade

Pictured: Gordon Henderson MP with two Iwade Primary School children, Edward Milham and Connie Gambell.

Local anti-litter charity, Litter Angels, has installed two new litter bins in Iwade - one outside Costcutter on Ferry Road and one in Dunlin Walk, opposite the primary school.

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