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The Young Lives Foun­da­tion sup­ports

10-16 year olds in times of need through men­tor­ing, a pro­gramme funded by The Big Lot­tery and run by Head­S­tart Kent.

Many young peo­ple lack a sup­port­ive, safe and se­cure space to grow up in and as a re­sult find them­selves with­out a con­sis­tent adult in their lives. Head­S­tart Kent is a project de­signed to build on young peo­ples’ re­silience and prevent men­tal health is­sues aris­ing as young adults.

The Young Lives Foun­da­tion make a dif­fer­ence by pro­vid­ing a Head­S­tart men­tor; an in­de­pen­dent, pos­i­tive role model who can of­fer ad­vice and guid­ance to a young per­son who has been iden­ti­fied as at risk or in need of sup­port.

A men­tor meets with a young per­son once a week, ei­ther in their school set­ting or in the com­mu­nity, usu­ally for around six months. They work to­wards a set of goals with the young per­son, rel­e­vant to the is­sues that they may be fac­ing.

If this sounds like some­thing you could


Ton­bridge Lions is hold­ing its 38th an­nual walk on 19 May 2019. The Lions do all the or­gan­is­ing and mar­shalling so sup­port­ers of other char­ity and com­mu­nity groups can fo­cus on rais­ing funds for their or­gan­i­sa­tions.

No en­trance fee is charged and last year about a 140 walk­ers took part, rais­ing more than £5,500. There will be a of­fer, why not be­come a vol­un­teer with

YLF and help Kent Life’s Char­ity of the

Year make a dif­fer­ence to young peo­ple across Kent? You will be pro­vided with full train­ing and a ded­i­cated co­or­di­na­tor to sup­port you in your role. Cur­rent Head­S­tart dis­tricts: Maid­stone, Thanet, Swale and Grave­sham; com­ing July 2019: Dover and Ton­bridge and Malling.

Find out more at:, call 01622 693459 or email vol­un­teer­[email protected]


De­men­tia UK, the char­ity car­ing for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their fam­i­lies through spe­cial­ist de­men­tia nurses, is launch­ing its 10th ‘Time for a Cuppa’ week of tea par­ties from 1-8 March. You’re in­vited to pop the ket­tle on, bake a cake and raise money for more spe­cial­ist de­men­tia Admiral Nurses. When Time for a Cuppa started in 2009, there were only 55 Admiral Nurses in the UK; now there are 261, work­ing with fam­i­lies to give the spe­cial­ist de­men­tia sup­port they need to cope,­men­ti­­foracuppa choice of six or nine-mile routes and at the end each walker is pre­sented with a cer­tifi­cate. To reg­is­ter your in­ter­est, con­tact Ken Thomas on 01732 352935 or ken­mar­[email protected]­

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