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High Sheriff and Josephine McCartney
Causes that Matter charities
Causes that Matter charities

Kent’s grassroots charities and community groups came together on 2 February to celebrate their work

Kent Community Foundation hosted a ‘Causes the Matter’ event with John Weir JP, The High Sheriff of Kent at the Rochester Corn Exchange on 2 February to celebrate the work that small grassroots charities and community groups are doing across Kent and Medway.

The event in the Queens Hall was attended by over 100 guests representing 60 charities and community groups who discussed the topic ‘What are you plans for 2022?’ . The guests heard speeches from Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive of Kent Community Foundation, Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Community Foundation and John Weir JP, High Sheriff, Kent and enjoyed tea and cakes.

One of the guests, Shea Coffey, Manager and Co-Founder of Medway Pride said, “I want to thank Kent Community Foundation for inviting me along to ‘Causes that Matter’ it was wonderful to meet so many people doing incredible things.”

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, said, “The Kent Community Foundation team was delighted to see over one hundred representatives from community groups and charities gather together for our first post pandemic ‘Causes that Matter’ event with the High Sheriff. The event gave us an opportunity to celebrate the brilliant, often unseen and vital work that Kent’s grassroots groups are doing in their communities.”

High Sheriff with charities
Rochester Corn Exchange - charities networking
High Sheriff and Josephine at event
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MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind
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