At a glittering Gala Dinner at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone on Thursday 13th June, nearly 300 representatives from Kent’s charitable sector gathered as community charity, Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, was crowned Kent Charity of the Year 2019! As finalists for the Community Charity of the Year award, it was fantastic for The Kent Autistic Trust to be part of such a wonderful evening.
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The Kent Charity Awards were founded by Jo Hage and Sarah MacDonald of Rise Communications. As event managers for several key business awards across the county they realised there wasn’t a single, countywide award scheme aimed at the third sector and wanted to do something to honour the commitment and hard work charities and voluntary groups do across Kent.
Chairman of judges Susan Robinson said on the night: “This has been another incredible year of applications, demonstrating the high quality of Charities operating in Kent. The judges faced a difficult task of short-listing the finalists and then made some incredible visits to each of those charities. We were inspired, laughed, cried but overall came away humbled. We witnessed innovation and collaboration. During these challenging times we saw hope and possibilities. We thank all the charities that entered this year and hope they will again, continue to challenge us! Well done to all the finalists.”