News Archive

  • July 2, 2020

    Folkestone Haven Opens for Face to Face Meetings

    Funded by the NHS and a consortium of Kent based Trusts, including The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, the Folkestone Haven provides advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. The service has been up and running since April, but COVID19 has… Read More

  • June 11, 2020

    Lads’ Club in Saltwood continues fundraising to improve meeting space

    Fundraising towards The Saltwood Lads’ Club Development Project is continuing via Just Giving whilst community activities are on pause as a result of COVID19-related social distancing requirements. The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has pledged £10,000 towards the required £150,000… Read More

  • June 9, 2020

    Lyminge Scout hut roof to be fixed

    The 1st Lyminge Scout Group is set to have its leaky and uninsulated roof fixed during the summer. The group had raised its target of £23,000 and had contracted a builder to undertake the works just before the coronavirus outbreak…. Read More

  • June 1, 2020

    Community Development Worker receives RDHCT funding for 10th year running

    The East Folkestone Community Development Worker (further details here), Jon Clarke, is an important service provided by the Folkestone Baptist Church. The support provided by Jon includes keeping the community together, preventing loneliness and isolation and trying to improve mental… Read More

  • May 14, 2020

    Town Sprucer responds to COVID-19

    The Town Sprucer has continued to provide its invaluable service to the community across Folkestone despite the coronavirus pandemic. Following social distancing rules and wearing relevant PPE, Peter and a core team of eight volunteers spend the day litter picking… Read More

  • May 11, 2020

    Folkestone Coastwatch Needs You!

    RDHCT has provided a grant of £2500 to Folkestone Coastwatch to help fund its annual running costs. Folkestone Coastwatch is part of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) which assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and along… Read More

  • May 7, 2020

    New funding towards replacement for mobile cancer care unit

    The charity Hope for Tomorrow has received £10,000 funding from RDHCT towards the costs of purchasing a new body for their East Kent mobile cancer care unit, ‘Caron’. Based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, the unit was launched in 2013… Read More

  • April 2, 2020

    Folkestone Haven – support for mental health

    The Folkestone Haven has been designed to support adult (18+) residents of Folkestone and Hythe District in a self-defined mental health crisis. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID- 19), the Folkestone Haven will be opening on 6th April as… Read More

  • December 23, 2019

    Folkestone Rotary’s Fund-Raising Success

    Folkestone Rotary has reported that proceeds from the 2019 Folkestone Half Marathon, held on 29 September, reached an impressive £34,398. This means that over £½ million has now been raised since the event began in 2006, providing invaluable support to… Read More

  • August 21, 2019

    Sea Festival Brightens Bank Holiday Weekend

    Sandgate Sea Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. The highlight of the evening on Saturday 24th will be a spectacular firework display, accompanied by a performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks by the… Read More