Grat­i­tude for your kind gifts

The peo­ple of Ash­ford and be­yond rush to the aid of the Sal­va­tion Army

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Michael DeFroand mde­froand@thek­m­group.co.uk

ONE of the Sal­va­tion Army’s most ded­i­cated work­ers has said a big thank-you to all those who have so far do­nated items as part of this year’s Car­ing for Christ­mas cam­paign. The Ken­tish Ex­press of­fice in North Street and Su­per­drug in County Square have acted as drop-off points for Christ­mas presents for the past month. The gifts, for chil­dren and older peo­ple, have been col­lected by Ash­ford’s Sal­va­tion Army “We have also had some do­na­tions of money, with which we will buy vouch­ers for older chil­dren. “We have re­ceived lots of vol­un­teers com­ing for­ward and reg­is­tra­tions for our free Christ­mas Day din­ner. “We have had do­na­tions from the Guides, Wood­church school and the Ro­tary Club of Ten­ter­den.” The cam­paign draws to a close to­mor­row (Fri­day) but there is still time to make do­na­tions of toys and tins of food. Val said: “Things like colour­ing books, felt tip pens, games – any­thing that can keep chil­dren oc­cu­pied, are all wel­come.”

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Ken­tish Ex­press re­cep­tion­ist Susy Deegan, left, and Ash­ford Sal­va­tion Army en­voy Val Barkley with some of the parcels do­nated

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