30 JUN 2018

Helen Grant Calls for More Community Volunteers

Helen Grant paid a visit to the Maidstone Corps of the Salvation Army recently to meet with their leader Major Lynne Clifton and to chat with volunteers and guests.

Recognised for their choirs and the Salvation Army Band, the organisation also opens its doors throughout the week, as both a church and a community centre, offering programmes and activities to the community alongside Christian faith meetings for bible study, prayers and fellowship.

Helen said 'There was such a feeling of warmth and compassion amongst the super volunteers I met, who are helping some very vulnerable people. I have agreed with Major Clifton to run an MP surgery there in the autumn, to guide and advise anyone who needs help, and perhaps it will become a regular event'.

'Major Clifton also told me of the constant need for volunteers. If anyone is interested in giving a little of their time do get in touch on 01622 681808 or maidstone@salvationarmy.org.uk'

Back to all posts


Helen's column

13 SEP 2018

Gang and Knife Crime Roundtable

According to many reports Maidstone & The Weald is a safe place to live. That is largely due our excellent police service, their partner agencies, our church leaders and to the watchfulness of our...


06 SEP 2018

Animal Welfare

On August Bank Holiday Monday I took great pleasure in judging the dog show at Sissinghurst's idyllic annual village fete. It was great to share the day with dog lovers from right across Kent, all of...


23 AUG 2018

GCSE Results

A couple of weeks ago I empathised with parents and students ahead of the A-level results, and I do so again today as the GCSE results are released. Right across Maidstone and the Weald, thousands of...