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  • January 18, 2021

    Charity continues to support young people using virtual methods

    FYP Youth Charity has adapted the way it works over the last year so that it can continue to support the young and vulnerable members of the Folkestone community. COVID-19 has meant the charity had to limit number who could… Read More

  • September 29, 2020

    Work commences on new athletics track

    Work has begun to create a new eight lane competition athletics circuit in Folkestone, adding to the wide range of facilities already available at Three Hills Sports Park. Planning for this new venture has been spearheaded by the Folkestone Running… Read More

  • September 18, 2020

    Folkestone 10k winners smash records

    The Folkestone Coastal 10k race finally went ahead on Sunday 6 September 2020 with the winners seeing in new records. Men’s winner, Charlie Brisley of Invicta East Kent, completed the race in 31:02, whilst Ladies’ champion Holly Dixon of Cambridge… Read More

  • September 10, 2020

    Latest Project Nears Completion in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter

    A major project in the latest phase in the development of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter is being completed this month (September 2020).   The new building, close to the junction of Tontine Street and The Old High Street, fills a gap… Read More

  • August 17, 2020

    FYP Youth Charity hopes for return to face to face sessions in September

    Young people in Folkestone have continued to receive mental health and life skills support from FYP Youth Charity (see website here) via online “meet ups” during the coronavirus lockdown. The charity, which has received several grants from RDHCT (see https://rdhct.org.uk/projects/fyp-youth-charity/),… Read More

  • July 21, 2020

    Folkestone Church raising money to remain dry

    The Parish Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe in Folkestone is raising funds to continue essential repairs to its roof and exterior walls. The repairs will in turn help protect historic murals that have been threatened by leaking rainwater…. Read More

  • 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