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Celebrity Patron Meets Children and Families at ellenor Day Centre

Journalist and co-presenter of TV’s Location, Location, Location Phil Spencer, patron of Kent charity, ellenor, has made a private visit to ellenor Dartford. During the visit Phil enjoyed meeting and interacting with children aged 0-17 years all of whom have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, together with their families. He also spent time talking to the Children’s Hospice Care Staff. Many of the children ellenor cares for have complex medical conditions which often lead to physical and learning disabilities, communication difficulties and many have other complicated symptoms such as pain or epileptic seizures which have an enormous impact on their...

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Race For Life – Holy Trinity School Races Into Charity Donation

Race for Life came to Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School with children enjoying an afternoon of fundraising and fitness. Children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 walked a mile round the school field, followed by the rest of the school who managed two miles, raising £2026 on the way! It was all organised by dinner lady Rebecca Casey, who wanted to help raise money for Cancer Research. She said: “Cancer affects many of us, including some of our children’s families. It brings the whole school together and we’ve had a lot of fun walking our miles!” The...

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Dartford Named as One of the Top 10 Best Places in Kent to Live

Research from property technology startup reveals top ten best places to live in Kent. Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells the two best places to live in Kent Lesser known places Belvedere and Swanscombe in the top 10 Upmarket Sevenoaks surprisingly not in the top 10 10th November, 2017: Canterbury is the best place to live in Kent, according to research from property technology startup OneDome. OneDome has ranked the top 10 places to live in Kent with its Locality Reality mapping tool, which scores postcodes out of ten based on their local amenities. With its many schools, shops, restaurants and bars, Canterbury comes out on top....

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100 Years of ROARING Marked by Dartford Lions Club

Another amazing success for the Dartford Lions Club.  Run by dedicated volunteers, some of whom have been members for over 40 years, the clubs largest fundraiser took place in Dartford Central Park on Sat 4th November, the event was of course the Bonfire Night and Firework display.  Attended by several thousand people, the spectacular annual event for the club seems to be getting better and better each year.  Like each year the planning of the event starts early each year and as the date become nearer the final pieces of this event all begin to fall into place.  Friday...

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Dartford’s Getting Ready For Some Christmas Sparkle

Dartford town centre’s getting ready to sparkle and shine at this year’s Big Christmas Lights Switch On which takes place on Saturday 18th November. The Worshipful Mayor of Dartford Councillor Rosanna Currans will be joined on stage by Orchard Theatre ‘Cinderella’ pantomime star Louie Spence, Father Christmas and our colouring competition winner to switch on the lights at 5.15pm. From 2pm, the build up to the grand finale will see performances from Five After Midnight and appearances from Orchard Theatre pantomime stars, as the countdown to switching on Dartford’s Christmas lights begins. In addition to the acts and entertainment...

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