Forty charities have received the coveted Kent Charity Mark to honour their work in the community.
The presentations, hosted by Simon Dolby of Streetspace, were part of the KM Charity Team’s annual forum to give guidance and practical advice to the charitable sector.
150 delegates attended the event at the Ashford International Hotel. Valerie Hale, the Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, used the occasion to promote volunteering.
One of the 40 organisations receiving the Kent Charity Mark was the Aspinall Foundation, close neighbours to the Streetspace offices in Hythe.
Simon Dolby said: “It was particularly pleasing to see the Aspinall Foundation selected to receive the Kent Charity Mark. They deliver fantastic conservation and education work and deserve this honour.”
Streetspace works with zoos and leisure attractions to build covered spaces such as restaurants and queue lines to provide shelter from the sun or wet weather. Covered spaces improving visitor experience, increase visitor numbers and length of stay and spend.
Forum workshops were delivered by Kreston Reeves, Furley Page, Social Enterprise Kent & Kent Community Foundation.
Submit nominations for the inaugural Kent Volunteering Awards by October 18 at www.KentVolunteeringAwards.co.uk