Author: Stephen Oliver

We Are Beams Scoop Top Award

We are Beams was voted “Best Children’s Charity” at the recent Kent Charity Awards hosted at the Priestfield stadium in Gillingham. The competition was high from many other very worthy charities but the judges said they were bowled over with the passion, enthusiasm and commitment our staff showed when caring for disabled children and families in Kent. Katrina Adams, Operations Director said “I am so very proud that we have been given this award. It is a fantastic achievement for the entire staff team who are the people that make it all possible. We are fortunate to have staff...

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Fundraisers Sleep Rough as Part of National YMCA Sleep Easy Week

Local people helped to raise around £3k for YMCA Thames Gateway at a local fundraising event last week that saw them sleep out for the night in Dartford’s Central Park on one of the coldest nights of the year so far. More than 20 people took part in the event last Friday in a bid to raise money and awareness of the work of the local youth charity. Participants paid an entry fee of £10 and were sleeping on DIY cardboard beds.  Participants included the leader of Dartford Council, Councillor Jeremy Kite MBE and Lead Member, Councillor Avtar Sandhu...

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Hospice Charity Wins Care Charity of the Year

Leading provider in specialist palliative and end of life care, ellenor was named ‘Care Charity of the Year’ at the Kent Charity 2018 Awards, which recognises the outstanding contribution charities and voluntary groups undertake to make the lives of others better. The award recognises the Hospice’s commitment to its patients and their families in delivering high quality care and support when it is needed most. ellenor was shortlisted alongside the Kent Autistic Trust and Pilgrims Hospices. ellenor is the only charity in the county that provides hospice care for people of all ages, from the very young to the...

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David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny – The Search Is On!

The search is on to find a local young dancer to join the cast of hit show David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny at The Orchard Theatre Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed producers of the hit David Walliams play Gangsta Granny, are looking for an 18 year old female dancer to play a small but important part in the show when it plays at The Orchard Theatre from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 May as part of its current UK tour. Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben and his grandmother. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one...

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Votes for Women Exhibition

STEPHEN OLIVER: STUDIO & GALLERY, 4 AUGUST TO 1 SEPTEMBER (Wednesdays to Sundays) In 1918 women in Britain over the age of 30, meeting certain property qualifications, were given the right to vote, and in 1928 suffrage was extended to all women over the age of 21. HELP US CELEBRATE WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGH ART This could be someone well known, or it could be someone you know personally. The work could represent an individual or a group. Past or present, we would like to show your creation in Stephen Oliver’s Studio & Gallery in the Orchards Centre, Dartford. ARTISTS/HOBBYISTS...

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