We proudly support three local charities that are very close to our hearts: Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance, Anthony Nolan and Pepenbury. Each year, we commit to donating an equal amount to each organisation, from the revenues that Woodlands Manor makes.
Here is an overview of some of the exceptional work that each charity undertakes in their bids to save and change lives.
The Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance dates its history all the way back to 1989, since which time they have been providing both emergency medical services and air ambulances for those in South East England. They are reliant almost entirely on donations to fund their incredible efforts, which today accounts for more than 25,000 emergency situations covered to date.
Anthony Nolan matches amazing individuals who are ready and willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow, to those who are suffering from the effects of blood cancer and blood disorders. These matches represent lifesaving transplants – a mission that has been worked toward since 1974.
The Anthony Nolan organisation was established by Shirley Nolan, when her three-year-old son became in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Today, Anthony Nolan makes matches for three people each and every day.
Pepenbury have been offering care and support for those with a learning disability and complex needs for more than eight decades. Their staff provide services for people who have autism, complex needs, physical disabilities and behaviour which challenges. The Pepenbury charity mission is to “enhance the independence, potential and quality of life, of adults with learning, physical and other disabilities, through the provision of a stimulating, safe and supportive environment”.