CHARITABLE GIVING FROM THE CALM APPEAL
VISITS BY THE WORSHIPFUL, THE MAYOR OF DARTFORD, COUNCILLOR ROSANNA CURRANS
On Sunday 10th December The Mayor was invited to attend the Carol Concert at the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled. The ages of the clients they help range from 18 months to 84 years. Parents see such a difference in their children thanks to the centre. The children and adults came into the arena on horseback, and it was wonderful to watch a special version of The Nativity Play. Because of the hard work that is done by all the helpers (lots of whom are volunteers) this amazing transformation to the lives of so many is astounding. Thanks to the very kind donation by courtesy of your CALM Appeal Team, The Mayor was able to present them with a cheque for £2,500.00.
To add to this a very welcome visitor dropped in to see everyone, Father Christmas. The delight on the children’s and the adults’ faces was great.
On 15th December The Mayor attended the HomeStart Christmas Party at the Temple Hill Square Community Centre. HomeStart is a family orientated Charity and the clients who attended with their children were so thankful for such a welcoming party. Thanks to the very generous donation by courtesy of your CALM Appeal Team on your behalf she was able to donate £2,500. Debbie and Rosie who run the charity expressed their thanks for your generosity and for allowing HomeStart to make a special Christmas for so many adults and their children.
A great start to the Christmas celebrations which they may not otherwise have had.