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Kenward Trust Plans Shop in Tunbridge Wells

28th May 2017 / 

An example of work created by  Kenward Trust residents which will be on sale

Kenward Trust is planning to open its first charity shop in Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells.  The shop will offer good quality second hand and vintage clothing, household items plus a selection of recycled items made by residents on site at Yalding.  The residents currently make a range of wooden craft items, ranging from wildlife boxes through to trendy signs, and these will be for sale in the shop.

One of the strategic aims for the Yalding-based Kenward Trust is the development of social enterprise. The acquisition of this first retail shop is an exciting development as part of the vision of holistic integrated recovery journey from detox to gainful employment. Additionally it will help to raise valuable income for the charity so we can continue our life saving work.  

The charity is appealing for good quality clothing, books, bric-a-brac, toys and games to build stock prior to opening in the summer.

Head of Social enterprise, Peter Jones says:

“Kenward Trust has always been very active in communities across West Kent providing advice and support to those affected by substance misuse, homelessness or social isolation. Our new shop will be an opportunity for us to continue this tradition of engagement within a vibrant and eclectic district of Tunbridge Wells. We hope that this will be the first of many! “

The shop urgently requires donations of clothing and quality household bric-a-brac before it opens early August and so is appealing for anyone with unwanted items to phone 01622 814187 to find out their closest drop off point or email Peter.jones@kenwardtrust.org.uk

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