Thirty guests came to the Faversham Creek Trust Charity Lunch to learn about the Trust and what it is doing for Faversham.
They were given guided tours and saw the two boats being built, one under the apprentice scheme run by Simon Grillet and the other in preparation for the Trust’s enterprising ‘Boat Camp’ project for young people run by Alan Thorne.
The lunch was held by the FCT as part of the Mayors’, Mrs Shiel Campbell, wonderful support for the Trust as her principal charity for the year. Also present was a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Barry Duffield.
The Chairman, Mrs Sue Akhurst, addressed the gathering emphasising the Trust’s objectives of conservation and regeneration of Faversham’s maritime heritage and the training and education of young people to give them skills, especially maritime and shipwrighting skills, to help them gain employment.
An excellent lunch was provided by Jenny Glenesk ( Creative Catering – firstname.lastname@example.org ), Kim Barnicott (www.beestreet.co.uk) very kindly donated the flowers and Peter Smith (www.petersmith.co.uk ) photographed the proceedings.