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Countrystyle’s very own, Artic Fleet Manager, Mark Davis fully embraced the spirit of Children in Need and became the Countrystyle Pudsey Bear for the day. He successfully raised £350 visiting all three of our sites with his bucket in hand and homemade cakes. Countrystyle matched his donations and raised a total of £700!

The money raised is used by Children in Need to fund a variety of projects across the UK. Many projects given grants include great causes in Kent including The Alkham Valley Community Project based in Dover who offer therapeutic horse riding and related activities to disabled children, improving physical health, better relationships with friends and life skills.

Kent Friendz in Sevenoaks provide holiday schemes and after-school clubs to children and young people with disabilities living in Kent; giving young people the benefit of improved communication, improved confidence and increased independence.

Other projects include Crossroads Care Kent in Tonbridge and Malling who provide regular clubs, trips and one to one support for Young Carers in Kent to reduce isolation, increase emotional well-being and offer new experiences.

Since its inception as a BBC broadcast on Christmas day in 1927, Children in Need has helped the general public raise over £800 million!

Congratulations again Mark – and the cakes were delicious!


To know more about projects that received funding in the Kent and London region, go to: