A Folkestone woman who fostered over 200 children during the past 25 years, has for the last three years set up a table on Christ Church Road providing meals for the homeless. Pam Jones started by providing a couple of meals a day; she now provides home cooked meals for up to 30 people daily - all prepared in her own kitchen.
Local businesses supporting her goodwill include Tesco, Juicy Fresh, Brakes, Fareshare, Nifties and Folkestone Rugby Club who donate food supplies, utensils and foil containers. But with the conservatory now full, supplies were fast overrunning her home.
Pam said “I desperately needed additional storage and a friend suggested I contacted DWAD (Donations With A Difference), a local charity who donate money to local worthy causes.”
“Will Chan from DWAD invited me to talk about my work. Shortly after they agreed to provide the funds for a storage shed in my garden to keep pots, pans and ambient food. There were no complicated forms to fill in and it was all made so easy.”
Delivered and operational at the end of October, Pam is delighted with her new shed.
“I can’t thank DWAD enough for their donation,” said Pam, “I now have my conservatory back, although only temporarily as it will soon be filled with Christmas shoeboxes and warm winter clothing for the homeless.”
Wayne Hodgson, Chairman of DWAD, remarked “It is lovely when you meet people like Pam, her personal efforts contribute so much to society. We were so pleased to help Pam.”