Instead of sending out cards, this year, NCS Technology are inviting our customers and partners to decide which charity should receive our Christmas charity donation.
We’ve selected four local charities that do great work supporting children or vulnerable people in our region.
Kent’s charity for children and their families fragmented by trauma, abuse and neglect. Dandelion Time provides troubled families with an individually focused therapeutic undertaking. Given time and space in the natural environment and support from therapeutic practitioners, families work together to find ways to restore trust, gain strength and make positive and sustainable changes in their lives.
Porchlight supports vulnerable people in Kent who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to; some people are homeless, others are struggling to cope with the pressures in their lives and need support to keep on track. Their services include a 24 hour rough-sleeper helpline, supported housing, community support services and an adolescent support service working with families and schools.
The Young Lives Foundation
The Young Lives Foundation is a dedicated children’s charity committed to improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people across Kent and Medway. The Young Lives Foundation have a range of unique and tailored services focused on advocacy and children’s rights, mentoring and befriending, and positive activities. The charity gives young people the chance to enjoy new experiences and gain new skills, the opportunity to improve and achieve positive outcomes.
Maidstone Day Centre
In Maidstone tonight, between 25 and 30 men and women will be sleeping rough. The Maidstone Day Centre aims to provide homeless and vulnerable people support and the opportunity for a brighter future. People facing and dealing with homelessness can access crisis intervention, partner services, as well as hot showers, home-cooked food, clothes and blankets, and someone to talk to. The Centre also runs Food for Thought which provides food for those in need, including 12 school breakfast clubs, hostels, care homes and day centres for elderly and disabled people.