Launch Val Wallis

30th May 2019: Together Kent launch

Together Kent is the new name for Together Canterbury

On 30th May guests gathered at the Canterbury Study Centre in the Cathedral grounds to celebrate the launch of Together Kent. Speakers included Paul Hackwood, Executive Director of Church Urban Fund, and Archdeacon Stephen Taylor from the Diocese of Canterbury, who both spoke firstly of the work achieved over the past five years before stressing the ongoing need for the work across Kent.

Development Worker Keith Berry gave examples of individuals he had met through his work to illustrate the types of work undertaken by Together Kent. These included the money and budgeting course Cash Smart Credit Savvy, the community hubs run by Connecting Canterbury and the Community Wardrobe scheme in Whitstable.

The occasion was also used to begin the fundraising for the partnership project Break the Cycle which aims to help ex-offenders sustain a home through working with the local community. Governor Paul Woods from HMP Elmley spoke movingly of the huge problem finding accommodation for those released from his prison.

Launch group
Guests at the Together Kent launch
Launch Keith Berry
Together Kent Development Worker Keith Berry
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Governor Paul Woods from HMP Elmley