News Archive

  • September 16, 2020

    Arts projects continue at pace in New Romney

    Despite COVID-19 pressures, IMOS Foundation projects have continued at pace. The charity is also hoping to welcome an artist from Portugal during their two-week period of quarantine to stay at the Artist in Residence accommodation. Projects that have been progressing… 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

  • December 15, 2016

    Young People’s Cancer Support Charity CLIC Sargent Celebrates Christmas

    A capacity audience packed into the Royal Albert Hall on 7 December 2016 to mark CLIC Sargent’s annual Christmas concert. Run in conjunction with music and education organisation Young Voices, the occasion featured a choir of 1500 children performing alongside professionals including popular X-Factor contestant Melanie Masson. The event has… Read More

  • November 7, 2016

    Villagers Welcome New Facilities at Evington Hall

    A packed Evington Hall in Hastingleigh welcomed Sir Charles Jessel to mark the completion of upgrades to the hall’s amenities at one of the community’s regular coffee mornings. Sir Charles was a founding trustee of the charity that runs the… Read More

  • October 10, 2016

    Further Funding for Folkestone Town Sprucer

    The organisers of the Town Sprucer Team in Folkestone have announced that the future of the scheme is secure well into 2017, thanks to an £8,000 donation from the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust. The Trust has increased its support… Read More

  • October 4, 2016

    Young People’s Public Speaking Competition Focuses on Art and Architecture

    Dates have been announced for the spring 2017 heats of ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Educational Trust which invites sixth form students to give a short presentation on a work of art, artefact or… Read More

  • August 8, 2016

    Students Take Part in 2016 Field School Dig

    Aspiring young archaeologists from a number of schools in south east Kent have taken part in the 2016 Dig at the Roman Villa site, at Folkestone’s East Wear Bay. The project is organised by Canterbury Archaeological Trust, with funding for… Read More

  • February 11, 2016

    Age UK Pioneers New Approach to Care for Older People

    Ashford and Canterbury have become the latest areas to benefit from an innovative approach to care for older people that was first trialed in Cornwall in 2011 onwards. The Age UK Living Well Programme in Kent will aim to improve… Read More