Cen­tre hopes to win vote and £25,000

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

The Rare Breeds Cen­tre in Wood­church has been nom­i­nated to re­ceive a £25,000 grant.

The Ma­sonic Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion is do­nat­ing £3m to 300 char­i­ties across the coun­try as part of the Freema­sonry’s 300th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

The Can­ter­bury Oast Trust (COT) and the Rare Breeds Cen­tre are among eight char­i­ties to be short­listed in east Kent.

Each char­ity will re­ceive a grant but it is down to the pub­lic to de­ter­mine how much money is given, rang­ing from £4,000 to £25,000.

An­gela Phipps, who works at the COT, said: “We are ab­so­lutely thrilled to be cho­sen. We’re plan­ning to build a new train­ing academy at the Rare Breeds Cen­tre to sup­port peo­ple with a learn­ing dis­abil­ity in gain­ing skills to live more in­de­pen­dently, so the do­na­tion will help sup­port peo­ple now and for the fu­ture.

“A do­na­tion of £25,000 would make a huge dif­fer­ence to us.”

To vote for the Rare Breeds Cen­tre visit mcf.org.uk/ re­gion/kent-east/.

Vot­ing ends on Mon­day, July 31.

The Rare Breeds cen­tre has been nom­i­nated for an award and the chance to win £25,000

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