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STUDENTS studying for a GCSE in catering at Holmesdale Technology College prepared and cooked a meal for members of Snodland demen- tia group. In their own time, they joined catering teacher


Sue Phyall at the college and made a selection of cakes and pastries including a birthday cake, chocolate and fairy cakes, jam tarts, cheese straws, quiche and sausage rolls. The following day they carried the food to the church hall opposite the school and served after- noon tea to members of the group. Mrs Phyall said: “I am proud of my students’ achievement and very pleased with Carla Bonner, Emily Dean, Charlotte Hall, Mitchell Jones, Adam Tibbatts and Connor Whiteley, who volunteered their time to engage with the local community. "The students were asked to stay and joined in a sing-song, reminisced, discussed current affairs and shared tea. It was an experience they don't


Local news for Snodland and Halling Pupils teatime treat for group Rock night raises cash for


cancer charity A CHARITY evening entitled the Shades of Gray held at Snod- land Working Mens Club, Hol- borough Road raised £1,085 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Club president, Paul Hick-


have every day, which was cherished." June Wright, who helps to run the group, said:


"The children were absolutely delightful and they were so grown-up and generous. One young man, Adam, introduced us to his friends. "It was a very nice occasion and we were pleased to be of help to them as part of their project."


New manager looks familiar


THE new scheme manager at Rectory Close, the extra care shel- tered housing site in Snodland, is Kay Hardy. Previously a cleaner at the


home for four years, she used to help the previous manager, Martin Healing, who has moved on to be an energy advisor for Circle Rus- set, which runs the home, and ap- plied for the job when he left. Kay moved to Gassons Road,


Snodland from Morden in Surrey in 2005. She is married to retired police officer Grahame and has a son, Benjamin, aged 13. She had worked as a commu-


nity officer for the Metropolitan Po- lice but when she returned to work there were no similar vacan- cies with Kent Police. She said: "It is good for the res-


idents here who know me be- cause I am a familiar face."


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mott, said a group of friends thought they would organise a great evening's entertainment and, at the same time, raise money for a good cause. He was joined by Sue and Keith Russell, Janice Gandon, Carl Miners, Jason Boyes and Julian Atkins. He said: "Sue, Keith and Jan-


ice badgered local firms and shops to donate raffle prizes which were very generous. The Friends and Bikers Club ran the raffle for us and Jason was the doorman." The evening featured music


from Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones among others, and 100 tickets were sold. Paul said: "We have all suf-


fered the horror of cancer with our relatives and wanted to ac- knowledge the support and wonderful care given to those in their darkest hour."


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