Crowborough drop-in centre receives £1,000 donation

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Clued-up drop-in centre on The Broadway in Crowborough has received a £1,000 donation from a national footware retailer.

Clued-up provides young people with information, advice and support on a whole range of topics including training & employment, money and sex & relationships.

Sarahjane Hardwick, Supervisor at Jones Bootmaker in Tunbridge Wells, nominated the charity through the organisation’s employee grant application scheme. The Pavers Foundation was established in 2018, following an initial donation of £2.5 million from the estate Cathy Paver, the founder of the company, when she died. The family-owned shoe retailer continues to give a share of profits to the Foundation annually.

Sarahjane, who lives in Frant, explained the importance of keeping centres like Clued-up open and thanked the Foundation:

CAMHS health service has a 2 year waiting list, which is why charities like Clued-up are so important. They support children and teenagers aged 11-25 by incorporating vital life and mental health skills into their daily routines whilst giving them a safe, non-judgemental place to talk.

Thank you for donating to this charity, they are over the moon.

Sarahjane Hardwick

Sarahjane also runs dance classes in the area and said some of her pupils have used the services of Clued-up.

Richard Partridge, Chair of Trustees, can be seen accepting the cheque on behalf of Sarahjane and the Pavers Foundation.

Lorna Watson, Centre Manager extended her thanks for the donation:

The staff and young people of Clued-up would like to send their heartfelt thanks to the Pavers Foundation for the wonderful donation of £1,000.

The donation of £1,000 made will be used to purchase essential crafts and stationary supplies for the weekly support meetings at the drop-in centre.

Click to find-out more about Clued-up Information Shop Crowborough.

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