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Chattering Chums

On Monday 20th May we held our very first Chattering Chums coffee morning in partnership with Caremark Maidstone. This will now be a regular monthly meet up where friends can enjoy scrummy cakes, a cup of tea and some company.Each month we will be joined by a special...

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Supporting Friendships Launch

Friday 5th April saw the launch of our latest campaign to tackle loneliness in Maidstone; Supporting Friendships.The West Kent Befriending Service is volunteer led and relies entirely on grants and donations to run. ‘Supporting Friendships’ aims to make the...

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The Talking Bus stops at Paws Cat Cafe

Wednesday 27th February saw the return of The Talking Bus, an initiative of our West Kent Befriending Service created to combat the loneliness felt by so many of the older people in our community. We were amazed by how popular the bus has become, it was fantastic to...

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The Friendship Lunch

Sue Hay has been a volunteer with the Befriending Service for three years. She is also the Chairperson of the Tangent Club, an organisation for ladies with a focus on making friends and supporting local and national causes. A year or so ago, Sue approached us with the...

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The Mayor’s Garden Party

  This summer we attended the Mayor’s garden party—a fundraising event in support of Cllr David Naghi’s chosen charities.  The West Kent Befriending Service were thrilled to be on that list. Other charities included The Princess Project, Maidstone Sea Cadets and...

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Volunteer information and induction sessions

The next new volunteer information and induction sessions will be on: Friday 28th April 2017 6pm – 8.30pm Age UK 7 Mill Street, Maidstone, ME15 6XW Interested? Please call 0800 048 4668 to book a place at either time. We look forward to seeing you.

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