Local community charity makes use of Fleet event space

The Kuflink Stadium has been hosting young people from the National Citizen Service for the past fortnight with the charity making use of the event space the club has to offer.

Partnered with the Charlton Athletic Community Trust in North Kent, the NCS is a youth programme that helps develop a range of skills among young people in Years 11 and 12.

The two groups at the Kuflink Stadium are part of the ‘Keep Doing Good’ programme and with themes around homelessness, food banks and mental health, last week’s delegates – all of them from around North Kent – chose to support Gravesend-based charity the House of Mercy.

Making use of the conference and event spaces at the Kuflink Stadium to develop their social care packages, our young guests were able to donate to single homeless people by way of the House of Mercy. This week’s group have tackled subjects including money management.

Johnny Soutan, NCS manager, told the Fleet website: “The people here have been amazing. It’s been really nice to have these views. What an amazing place to come and work and the young people have loved the fact they’re at a football club and sat next to the window overlooking the pitch.

“We were going to hire the bigger bar area space for our staff training day before Covid happened and that’s something we’d still love to do. We’ve tried to be more creative with our spaces and where we have these events, more local, more community-based rather than just using schools as we have in the past. But it’s been brilliant.”

To enquire about hiring the use of our versatile event space and dedicated business facilities inside the Kuflink Stadium, please email or telephone 01474 533796.

To find out more about the work of NCS, visit their website here.


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