South East Water has donated £600 to the West Kingsdown and Sevenoaks Community Cupboard to bolster its efforts to keep the vulnerable fed and resilient into the New Year.

The Community Cupboard, located next to the West Kingsdown Library and Village Hall, will be officially opened in January 2020 but has already been handing out food parcels and toiletries for the last five weeks.

At the same time South East Water made its donation, Danny Baker and Owen Jones of Clancy Docwra, the company’s contractor, have arranged for a pathway to be constructed, making the building more accessible to the public.

Rev. Helen Reeves, Trustee of the Community Cupboard said: “We are so grateful to receive this donation of £600 from South East Water and the help from Clancy Docwra to build a new path for us.

“This time of year can bring about a lot of financial worry and this donation will help to ease the stress for many people.

“With this donation we will invest in a noticeboard full of leaflets from South East Water and other utilities about how certain tariffs can help people make the most of their money.

Tracey Wood, Volunteer and Co-Founder of the Community Cupboard said: “Donations this time of are always welcome but help is needed all throughout the year.”

As South East Water was handing over their cash donation, a member of the public arrived to donate toiletries and other goodies.

Tracey continued: “It’s important to remember that we need more than just food for the Community Cupboard, toiletries are expensive and these a real help.

“The Community Cupboard is here for anyone that needs a helping hand, whether you need to use our printer, an extra meal, or just some company and a cup of tea.”

South East Water has a number of support tariffs for customers and for more information go to https://southeastwater.co.uk/customercare or call our Customer Care Team on 0333 000 0001.

Information about the Community Cupboard can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thecommunitycupboard19/

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