On Monday 28 September, Major Dennis Bradley visited the Folkestone Corps of the Salvation Army in Folkestone where they were feeding the homeless and hungry whilst wearing purple to raise awareness of the forthcoming World Homeless Day on 10 October.

To date since lockdown, the Folkestone Corps of the Salvation Army have served 1,854 hot takeaway meals. They have also provided over 600 food parcels to individuals and families. Many of these were delivered by volunteers. The food was purchased through a scheme set up by the Salvation Army Headquarters and Morrison’s Supermarkets.

The local community has been involved in this outstanding effort with volunteers raising funds by making and selling face masks. A local musician attends every Monday and Friday to entertain the 30 to 60 recipients of food.

These exceptional volunteers are to be commended for their efforts in looking after those of our society who are less fortunate than ourselves and we thank them and all those across the County who are caring for the vulnerable in our communities.