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Homeless charity’s call for volunteeer drivers

HOMELESSsupport charity Mak- ing a Difference to Maidstone (MADM) has a new furniture store, and is looking for volunteer drivers to help with its new van. The white Transit van, sign writ-

ten by Mike and Tony Stevens of Stevens Signs, is now able to collect and deliver large loads in the Maid- stone area as well as assist with house clearances. Donations are sold via the regis-

tered charity’s shop in Church Street, opposite the Marks and Spencer car park, or offered to peo- ple moving into their own home. Founder Amanda Sidwell said;

“We are always happy to welcome volunteers to help in the shop and our store, plus a few more drivers now would be a godsend.” MADM has been given tempo-

rary use of the formerDVLAbuild- ing in Queen Anne Road to store and sell furniture. Before this, the charity, whichwas having to vacate other premises, was helped out at the eleventh hour by Charles White, manager at Maidstone Easi- store, Lockmeadow. Amanda said: “The people who

Festive fair

A CASH prize draw, a chance to have some lunch and to start your Christmas shopping is offered at St Philip’s Church and Centre on Sat- urday, December 3. The church is holding its Christ-

mas Fayre from 11am to 2pm. Other attractions will include children’s toys, cakes, books and Christmas decorations. Proceeds will go to the Church and Friends of St Philip’s Community Centre.

Flats scheme

A FORMER off-licence in Maid- stone could be converted after it was sold at auction for £190,000. The end-of-terrace property in

Peel Street, with flat above – owned by the same family for 60 years – was sold by a local auctioneer.

MADM volunteers Nick and Michael with the new van

have helped us out are too numer- ous to mention, but MADM owes them a huge debt of gratitude in helping us get this far. “We have realised there is a great

need for a permanent community warehouse distribution centre, as the donations keep pouring in.” MADMforms part of a homeless conference being organised with Maidstone Residents Against Homelessness (MRAH), which takes place on Tuesday, December

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6 at the United Reformed Church in Week Street, Maidstone. For information on MADM, call Amanda on 01622 687414/07769 268962, send an email to madm- or call into the charity shop at 49 Church Street. The furniture store will be open

on Monday, Wednesday and Fri- day from 11am to 3pm, plus some Saturdays. Customers should check in advance with the charity shop.

T Rex get it on

TRIBUTE band T Rextasy will stop at the Hazlitt in Maidstone as part of a national tour. The band play the Earl Street theatre on Thursday, November 17. Tickets are £20.

Crime meeting

THE annual meeting of Maidstone and District NeighbourhoodWatch is held at Kent Police College, off Sutton Road, on Wednesday, No- vember 23, from 7.30pm.





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