Tree sales bring help and sup­port

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Countryfile - by Michael DeFroand mde­froand@thek­m­

ONE man plans to work harder than Santa this De­cem­ber as he aims to de­liver Christ­mas trees around the county.

Toby Mynott is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to buy a tree from him so he can help boost the Kent-based char­ity, KHoCA, (Kent Hand­i­capped Car­ing As­so­ci­a­tion) an or­gan­i­sa­tion that helps peo­ple with men­tal health prob­lems. All trees are grade one qual­ity and each sale sees a £5 do­na­tion go to the char­ity.

Mr Mynott said: “A 6ft Nordic fir costs about £60, but I am sell­ing them for £45 - so the rea­son peo­ple should buy one is that they are less ex­pen­sive, I de­liver them to your door and a do­na­tion goes to KHoCA.”

Mr Mynott was re­cently made re­dun­dant and yet is putting his time to good use, in­spired by friend Clare Can­non who is on KHoCA’s com­mit­tee.

He said: “The fact is that they re­ally do sup­port all sorts of or­gan­i­sa­tions of dif­fer­ent sizes through­out Kent which are try­ing to make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple with men­tal health prob­lems.

“The char­ity is not sin­gle­minded fo­cus­ing on just what it does - it will con­sider mak­ing gifts and giv­ing as­sis­tance to any or­gan­i­sa­tion that is looking to sup­port dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple in that way.”

Phone 07551 626821 or e-mail to­bymynott@hot­

Toby Mynott with cus­tomer Inga Mayor and mem­bers of KHoCA and one of the trees ready for free de­liv­ery

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