New prizes added to char­ity awards list

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Josie Han­nett

De­serv­ing nom­i­na­tions have be­gun flood­ing in for this year’s Kent Char­ity Awards.

The ac­co­lades, founded by event man­agers Jo Hage and Sarah Mac­Don­ald from Rise Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, hon­our the he­roes who go the ex­tra mile in help­ing oth­ers.

Seven awards in­clude two new this year – Vol­un­teer and Trustee of the Year.

The other five recog­nise char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The judges will se­lect 21 fi­nal­ists for the awards evening in March, where the cham­pi­ons will be crowned. The awards are spon­sored by Dig­ger­land, Fur­ley Page, Kent County Coun­cil, Kent Re­liance, KM Media Group, Kre­ston Reeves, Med­way Coun­cil, MidKent Col­lege and South­east­ern.

The dead­line for en­tries is Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 23.

If you fancy your chance of an award, or know some­one who de­serves one, visit www. kentchar­

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