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The Friends of Benenden Grange (FOBG) are a registered charity set up in 2007.

It provides funding to enable individuals who are supported by The Grange to continue to develop holistically with learning and social opportunities in their lives which they would otherwise not afford.

The Friends were set up by family members of the individuals who are supported by The Grange.

Why the Friends exist

The Friends objective is simple –

to improve the lives of those who are supported by The Grange

The difference the Friends make

The funds raised from the Friends charity events have:

  • supported residents to have holidays
  • enabled individuals to partake in social events
  • enabled individuals to attend courses to support the development of their skills
  • bought clothing
  • enabled individuals to attend counselling
  • purchased equipment for residents to make craft items that they sell at events

The Friends have also been able to provide funds for larger projects, such as:

  • the large decking area in the garden to provide a stable base for residents to sit outside when weather permits
  • a wooden out building used for craft activities and a potting area

How you can support FOBG

Donations can be made to Friends of Benenden Grange through our Just Giving Page

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/FriendsOfBenendenGrange

Development of the Wellness area at The Grange

Recently the Friends have also led the grant application for the new Wellness area – an outdoor gym.

View some photos of the Friends ideas:

Watch a video of the Friends proposal:

You can read more on the Aviva Community Fund website.


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Governance information

The Friends of Benenden Grange registered charity number is 1120252.

  • Chair Person – Mrs Patricia Montgomery
  • Treasurer – Miss Claire Montgomery
  • Secretary – Miss Jodie Dane