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CEO’s Blog – 19/02/2019

Here’s £70 – go buy a drill!You probably won’t be surprised to hear that in the charity world we talk a lot about “giving”.  Indeed I have blogged in the past about just this topic, but when it comes to running a charity, when it comes to trying to get support, when it comes to […]

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CEO’s Blog – 14/12/2018

It’s Christmas!So what does Christmas mean to you?  Is it just a marketing opportunity that starts ridiculously early in the year (not uncommon these days to see Christmas lights in October!), that adds pressure to spend more money than we can really afford on presents that most people probably don’t want, to eat more than […]

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CEO’s Blog – 13/11/2018

What “World Day” is it Today? We have so many “days” these days – Homelessness Day, Mental Health Day, Ladies Day and so many more. In November alone there are over 20, including (wait for it) “World Toilet Day”. Yes it’s true, World Toilet Day that expounds “toilet users’ rights to a better toilet environment” […]

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Annual General Meeting

Do come and join us as we review another year of work with the homeless at our AGM on Thursday 11th October. All welcome at Tonbridge Old Fire Station, Castle Street, Tonbridge. Buffet from 6.30pm, meeting will start at 7.00pm.  If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5TH OCTOBER to info@thebridgetrust.org.uk or 01732 […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/08/2018

Be PositiveOver this past few weeks my time has been taken up with a tender for a new contract for our Supported Accommodation Service – i.e for our charitable work.  Without someone paying for this service we would quite simply not exist so as contracts go, this is quite an important one.  In short we […]

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CEO’s Blog – 20/06/2018

Ending Homelessness – is Everybody In?There has been a lot of attention given to a report recently published by Crisis, which calls for an end to homelessness by 2027, so it may be worth The Bridge Trust giving our take on its content (full report found here: https://www.crisis.org.uk/ending-homelessness/the-plan-to-end-homelessness-full-version/next-steps/priorities-for-westminster-scottish-and-welsh-governments/).Firstly, I am pleased that the report’s definition […]

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CEO’s Blog – 09/05/2018

Marketing, Public Relations, Press Releases…. Is it all worth it?As the CEO of a small organisation, I find I have my fingers in all sorts of different pies; not only having the responsibility for so many things but actually getting involved in helping do them as well.  One area that I get involved in is […]

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Introducing our new Legacy campaign

This year for the first time we have produced a leaflet containing information on legacy giving, as a prelude to launching our legacy campaign.Our leaflet can be downloaded hereA gift left in your will to a charity or cause is known as a Legacy.Legacies can provide a significant part of our charitable donations and more […]

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CEO’s Blog – 06/03/2018

EthicsNo, I don’t mean the county to the north east of London but ethics, as in conducting yourself ethically.Many moons ago I learned a business model that I apply even today – probably because it’s one of the simpler ones to understand!  It was called the “Four Es”, which stands for “Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy and […]

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The Bridge Trust Needs Your Help!

Do you or does anyone you know have a commercial property such as a care home that is due to stand empty for some time? Perhaps while it is going through a lengthy planning application before redevelopment?  Ideally this needs to be in the west Kent region.  If so please do get in touch as […]

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