Our aim is to raise money for local and regional charities.  We operate on a two-year cycle, nominating charities at the start of this cycle and donating at the end.

Current charities

Our current cycle started in January 2017.

  • ICARE: a small friendly day centre which welcomes about 20 clients each day, and offers rehabilitation and support for people who have suffered a stroke. This was nominated by a Knockholt resident who unfortunately suffered a stroke. He said: “I have been going to the ICARE centre for about two years and they have been marvellous providing friendship and support.”
  • SERV Kent: Service by Emergency Response Volunteers is a charity that provides free transportation of blood, blood products, samples, equipment, medicines and other patient essential items to and from the hospitals and hospices of Kent, patient addresses and the Kent Air Ambulance.
  • Butterfly Wishes: a charity in Sevenoaks aiming to raise enough money to buy a holiday home, providing families with children with disabilities and life limiting conditions a place to go to make treasured memories that can be remembered forever.

We also support many local charities. Full details of our most recent donations, in March 2017, can be found here.

A Contingency Fund of £1,000 has also been created to support local charities or individuals in need of charitable assistance where this need arises at other times of the year.

Charity nomination process

Charities are nominated at the end of each Carnival year.  Details of how to nominate charities will be published here.

Previous charities

In previous years we have been pleased to support:

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