BBC Expert Helps Raise Funds for Local Charity
A charity that helps adults with physical and sensory impairments in Kent and Sussex has announced plans for new fund-raising events in 2015. This follows a successful afternoon hosted by BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow expert Andy McConnell at The Grand in Folkestone in October, at which he valued glass objects brought in by members of the public. Andy is one of Britain’s leading authorities on glassware, and having been the first glass specialist on Antiques Roadshow he has now taken part in several series.
Andy has supported ARRCC for a number of years, and raises funds through his shop in Rye, where ARRCC’s headquarters are located. In 2010, ARRCC recognised the growing demand for services in east Kent by opening a new satellite centre in Tontine Street, Folkestone, with funding from a number of supporters including Kent County Council and the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust. The charity’s mission is to help adults with sensory impairments to express themselves through creativity, to maximise their abilities and talents to help them lead more fulfilled lives.
ARRCC Folkestone is open four days a week. If you feel you may be interested in the services that are on offer, more information is available at www.arrcc.org where you can also look out for details of the 2015 fundraising activities, which will be released in due course.