Homeless Care runs Maidstone Day Centre
At Homeless Care’s 30th birthday party Ann Widdecombe launched the Home of Our Own campaign, to raise £1million for the purchase of a new day centre in Maidstone.
Miss Widdecombe, ex MP, star of Strictly Come Dancing and long time supporter of the charity, explained that although the current rented premises in Knightrider Street, had served the charity well, the rising numbers of homeless people in our town meant that the building was now too small to house the 40 to 50 men and women attending each day. “I look forward to seeing the target achieved,“ she said and thanked the current staff and the army of people who had volunteered with Maidstone Christian Care and now Homeless Care, for their dedication and the hard work that had made a difference to the lives of so many people.”
The event was held at Maidstone Girls Grammar School, a fitting venue, as it was here that the charity was born when pupils and teachers from the school started a simple soup run to help homeless people. How could they have known that all these years on, their soup run would have grown into Maidstone’s leading charity for homeless and vulnerable people? Continued in Threshold 22 from our new Threshold page.
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