TCHG staff donate gifts to women in hostel


Gift presentationStaff at Town & Country generously donated Christmas presents for the young women living in Chapter 1 Hostel in Tunbridge Wells.

The hostel is a temporary home to about 20 young women - some with small children - with an average age of 18 years.

Martin Oxley, Jackie Sumner and Sheena Field, the Town & Country Foundation’s Youth Initiatives Co-ordinator, visited the hostel to deliver the gifts and to meet with some of the young residents.

The hostel itself is a lovely old Victorian house that still retains much of its charm and feels more like a home that a hostel. It is, of course, a much needed home to the young women living there, many of whom have experienced disruption and difficulties in their lives resulting in their homelessness.

The young women we met appreciated the gifts and were happy to talk to us about their situation, the hostel staff made us feel very welcome.

Many of the girls living in Chapter 1 will be Town & Country tenants in the future and it is a great opportunity for us to build positive and lasting relationships with them.

We would like to say a special thank you to all the members of staff who donated gifts.

Sheena (right) is pictured with Kayleigh, Kasha and Ania, three of the young women at Chapter 1, and Project Worker Julia Kirk.