Since reforming in January 2009, Kingsdale FC have been dedicated to doing for work for charities selected by the players. The original charities were Demelza Hospice and Bowel Cancer UK. Since the start there have been Sky Dives done by manager Andy Hammond and Roy Fletcher. At the end of the 2010 season there was a charity match against fellow Orpington and Bromley League side London City. In September 2010 three players, James Cooke, Andy Hammond and Tony Hammond took part in the Run to the Beat Half Marathon followed by the Demelza 10K fun run. For the Half Marathon the lads were joined by Jay 'Westo' Westwood and Dave French. For the 10k it was Joe Wallis, Tommy Grey, Jimmy Kenny who joined the fun. Around Xmas there was a presents given to the kids at Demelza Hospice. Finally at the end of the 2010-11 season there was the Charity game against the Charlton vets in connection with Demelza Hospice 'Go Dotty' week. Not only have their been these events but some of the players have made visits to Demelza Hospice site in Eltham to see the work that goes on. Kingsdale are committed to the charity work that they do and it was decided at the 2011 AGM that the club would continue their work with Demelza Hospice and also Cancer Research UK and also Safe.
Demelza Hospice provides care and support for children who have life shortening illnesses. This care and support includes the family of the child. This support does stretch beyond when the child dies. Currently they have two sites. One in Sittingbourne, Kent and another in Eltham, South East London. They also have a community team which provides a 'hospice at home' for children in East Sussex and South West Kent. To find out more please click on the link below: http://www.demelza.org.uk/
Cancer Research UK is a charity dedicated to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Their aim is to save lives from cancer. More people are beating cancer than ever before thanks to our work and your support. They work in the areas where we can make the most impact: - Research we support the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK to investigate all aspects of cancer. - Information â€“ we work to prevent cancer and help people cope with its effects by providing information for cancer patients and their families, health professionals and the general public. - Influencing â€“ we campaign to keep cancer at the top of the health agenda. For further information see below: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
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