Paulina pays tribute to chosen charities
21 May 2012
To mark the end of her chairmanship of Kent County
Stockell has presented cheques to two popular charities.
For the past year Mrs Stockell has helped raise awareness and
funds for Macmillan
Cancer Support and The Children’s Society.
Both organisations received more than £2,000.
Working in and around Margate, The Children's Society has built
links across the generations and provided fun and imaginative play
and leisure opportunities for children and young people with
disabilities. The Secret Jungle, based at Northdown Park, Margate,
offers an outdoor play area designed around the needs and wishes of
disabled children, but where all children can play.
Macmillan Cancer Support has recently opened the Macmillan
Welfare Benefits Advice Service for Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet,
providing much needed advice and information to people who need to
claim the benefits they are entitled to while living with
Macmillan is hoping to appoint a volunteer coordinator for West
Kent who will recruit and supervise a team of at least 20 local
volunteers. The volunteers will be available to provide patients
who are undergoing cancer treatment with practical help such as
shopping, driving them to appointments, light housework,
befriending etc. This service will be replicated in East Kent later
in the year.
“I was delighted to support two charities – Macmillan Cancer
Support, we all know someone who has benefitted from Macmillan, and
The Children’s Society, which supports vulnerable young people
across the county and further afield. Both do fantastic work and we
have had a good time raising money for them and raising awareness