2016 Finalists Announced!

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KCA Finalists announced!

We were delighted to receive so many entries again this year.  The judges have been blown away by both the quality of entries and also the diverse range of charities and voluntary groups there are in Kent, all working tirelessly in making the lives of others better.  For the past month the judges have pored over more than 80 entries which we know has been a difficult task and even harder to reduce this to just 24 finalists.  We would like to thank everyone for entering this year and in our eyes you are all winners and should be congratulated on the hard work you do for your charity.

Please find this year’s finalists:


Community & Environment Charity of the Year

Catching Lives

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service



Care Charity of the Year

Strode Park Foundation

West Kent Mind

Abigails Footsteps

Animal Charity of the Year

Happy Endings

Second Chance Animal Rescue

Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Big Cat Sanctuary

Children’s Charity of the Year

Action for Children Folkestone Early Years

Medway Autism Group & Information Centre (MAGIC)

Young Lives Foundation

Supporting Charity of the Year


Swale Action to End Domestic Abuse (SATEDA)

Royal British Legion Industries

Voluntary Charity of the Year

The Kent Foundation


Kent MS Therapy Centre


Trustee of the Year

Clive Emson

Derrick Downs

Glennis Turrell

Pat Downing


Volunteer of the Year

Jonjo Heuerman

Kate Bosley

Maggie Allen

Sheila Miller



We would like to thank all our sponsors for making these awards possible;  Kreston Reeves, Furley Page, Diggerland, Kent Reliance, The KM Media Group, Southeastern, Kent County Council, Medway Council and MidKent College