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Last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Charity of the Year

Each year the Partners and staff at Burgess Hodgson have the opportunity to nominate a charity to benefit from our annual fundraising efforts.

This year at Burgess Hodgson we are pleased to be supporting the following two charities:

East Kent Mind –  Provides quality outcome-based services to make a positive difference to the Mental Health of the people of East Kent which includes the Canterbury District and Thanet.

Pilgrims Hospice – Pilgrims Hospices offer end of life support through their hospices in Kent, supporting loved ones through some of their most challenging times.

 

Previous charities have included:

  • East Kent Independent Dementia Support – A Kent-based charity that support those living with Dementia
  • Kent Cancer Trust – Funds projects that seek to improve the treatment of Kent cancer patients.
  • The Canterbury Food Bank  – Provides emergency three-day food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across Canterbury and surrounding towns.
  • Holding On Letting Go – A Kent-based charity that helps children to cope with the death of someone close to them.
  • Kent Wildlife Trust – Manages over 65 species-rich nature reserves around the county, as well as local wildlife sites and roadside nature reserves.
  • Catching Lives – An independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent.
  • The Canterbury and District Samaritans – A self-funding branch whose mission is to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and behaviour.
  • The Canterbury Umbrella Centre– Provides support to people with mental health problems.
  • Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby – A wheelchair rugby club with a mixed team squad of both male and female players with higher levels of impairment.
  • SNAAP – Special Needs Advisory & Activities Project – Providing an extensive range of services to children with every kind of disability.
  • Dave Lee’s Happy Holidays – Raising funds to provide holidays and outings for the disabled, sick and underprivileged children of Kent and their immediate families.
  • The Kent Air Ambulance – A healthcare provider working with the Ambulance Service
  • Pilgrims Hospices – Providing specialist hospice care for patients and families across East Kent.
  • Demelza – Hospice Care for Children
  • The East Kent Breast Cancer Mammography appeal – Raising money for specialist hospital equipment to help detect breast cancer sooner
  • St Nicholas School – A community day school providing education to children who have profound severe & complex learning difficulties.
  • The Martha Trust – Providing inclusive, lifelong care for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities.