Kenward Trust wins Charity of the Year at Kent Charity Awards 2017

Kenward Trust provides alcohol and substance misuse services, as well as addiction rehabilitation programmes across Kent and East Sussex.

Colyer-Fergusson was proud to support the Trust’s ‘Kenward in the Community’ initiative, in particular their ‘Think Differently’ roadshows. ‘Think Differently’ visited schools across Kent opening up discussions around the potential consequences of alcohol, drug and substance misuse, dependency and anti-social behaviour.

Kent Charity Awards

This year’s Kent Charity Awards was held at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, in Hollingbourne and was attended by more than 260 representatives from Kent’s charitable sector.

The Kenward Trust were announced as winners of the Care Charity category before also being named as overall Kent Charity of the Year 2017, fighting off strong competition from more than 70 other organisations.

After receiving the award, David Philpott, Chief Executive at Kenward Trust said;

For nearly 50 years the Kenward Trust has been providing residential rehabilitation services from our projects across the county as well as innovative education programmes in schools and more recently befriending services in Prisons. To have this kind of work, which is often seen as unglamorous when compared with other charities, recognised by winning these awards, sends a very positive message to our many staff who work tirelessly in very challenging situations day in and day out.  We are grateful to the award organisers for making it possible for us to showcase our services in this way and overwhelmed to have achieved Charity of the Year.”

Kent Charity Kenward Trust David Philpott
Kenward Trust’s Chief Executive, David Philpott with the Kent Charity of the Year Award



Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust was established in 1969 by Sir James Colyer-Fergusson. Since then,  the Trustees have made grants in his honour to preserve beautiful Kent churches, promote musical and academic excellence and support local communities . In recent years the Trust has made grants to improve the quality of life of local people by funding community projects that tackle poverty and social exclusion. It has also supported the sustainability of local churches and in particular their role as an important community resource. The trustees regularly review and revise their funding policies to ensure that Trust money continues to be well spent.

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