For 2022, the EDC have selected Age UK North West Kent as their ‘Charity of the Year’. This is a staff led initiative to support the great work of this amazing charity. We will be volunteering our time and running a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

Age UK provide support to older people and their carers, with a range of services, including Day Centres, Fresh Meals, Dementia Support, as well as support with home living. Particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the issues associated with it, their work has never been more vital. More information about the work that they do can be found here:  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northwestkent/.

As a collective, the EDC have a goal of raising £3,000 over the course of 2022, through the various fundraising events. These will be open to all staff, family and friends. Our first event is a run around the Olympic Park on the 19th March, where we will either be following a 5k or 10k route. A large number of the EDC’s staff will be participating but we will need as much support as possible to help meet out fundraising targets and support our local branch of Age UK in a meaningful way. If you’d like to help out, you can donate via our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ebbsfleetdc. Donations of any amount would be hugely appreciated!