The Vicar’s Picnic is very proud of its passionate support of charitable causes, both to Yalding village and the Kent-wide community.

In the last few years we have given significant donations to several awe-inspiring local charities: the much respected and admired Hospice in the Weald and the incredible Demelza House, and the inspirational Dandelion Time.

This year we are extremely delighted to announce that we will continue to support Dandelion Time, and also support the  Kenward Trust, another local charity that does superb work for the community.

Dandelion Time provides troubled families with an individually focused therapeutic undertaking. Given time and space in the natural environment and support from therapeutic practitioners, families work together to find ways to restore trust, gain strength and make positive and sustainable changes in their lives. Dandelion Time use a combination of one-to-one and group family sessions, families take part in practical farm and craft activities in which they engage with the natural world and processes, bringing therapeutic and developmental benefits whilst families enjoy being together in a relaxed supportive environment. Two of the key therapies used by Dandelion Time are outdoor events and music, so a link to an outdoor music festival is an obvious one.

To learn more about Dandelion Time and the fantastic work they do, please click here.

Kenward Trust is a charity that provides primary and secondary stage residential rehabilitation and recovery services. Treatment is delivered within separate projects for men, women and ex-service personnel experiencing drug and alcohol addiction. With a national reputation of excellence, they help transform the lives of over 200 men and women every year.
One of the programmes that they provide is Kenward in the Community, a preventative, early intervention and outreach- focused substance misuse service. The programme engages with young people typically in the age range of 12-24 in order to raise awareness of the issues and potential consequences of drug and alcohol dependency.
Kenward is based in Yalding and holds events throughout the year and is pleased to be associated with another local event.

To find out more about Kenward Trust, and the lifesaving work they do please click here.

Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.  Tickets for Troops continues to benefit from a huge wave of generosity from our ticket donors, patrons and advisory board who provide these fantastic opportunities. We are entirely grateful to them for their loyalty and for demonstrating their on-going support towards the marvellous and dedicated men and women of our Armed Forces.  Vicar’s Picnic has donated 20 adult weekend tickets this year as well as last year as our contribution to the amazing armed forces.

To learn more about ticket for troops and the fantastic work they do, please click here.