Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OFF THE RECORD -

AN­OTHER stal­wart vol­un­teer, Chris­tine Pledger, has pro­duced a book­let From Small Be­gin­nings, based on the ex­pe­ri­ences of the Folkestone fund-rais­ing group. It is more than 30 years since she first be­came in­volved in the cam­paign to open a hospice and in spite of con­stant threats to re­tire she is still ac­tive, sup­port­ing the char­ity as pres­i­dent of the Folkestone group. She said: “I re­alised there must now be few peo­ple who were in at the start and felt the story of our early strug­gles and ac­tiv­i­ties should be recorded, al­though it is by no means a com­plete his­tory.” Her brief his­tory of events in Shep­way dis­trict, lead­ing to the es­tab­lish­ment of east Kent’s first Hospice, is not priced but any­one in­ter­ested in read­ing her tale can do so for a min­i­mum sug­gested do­na­tion of £2 to the char­ity.

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