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£1,000 donation will help transform care home garden

Housebuilder supports work at Faversham's Strode Park Foundation’s Lady Dane Farmhouse care home

Local housebuilder David Wilson Homes has this month supported Strode Park Foundation’s Lady Dane Farmhouse Care Home, which aims to give a home to Kent residents with special needs. The housebuilder, which is building its Perry Court development nearby in Faversham, has made a £1,000 donation to the charity.

Strode Park Foundation has been providing care and aid for the people of Kent since 1946. The donation from David Wilson Kent will support the Lady Dane Farmhouse, a 15-bedroom care home providing support, living opportunities, and day and leisure services for both children and adults with a range of disabilities.

The farmhouse forms part of the charity Strode Park Foundation, with a team of specialists working with a number of residents with varying disabilities to enable them to live as independently as possible, in a comfortable environment tailored to their needs. Both long- and short-term residential care options are available, with residents able to customise their room to ensure it feels as comfortable and as familiar as possible.

“Strode Park Foundation is an integral part of Kent’s care network, and we are proud to support their work to create a caring community, and, in turn, do our part to help this charity to continue its crucial operations. We are delighted to make this donation to Strode Park Foundation, knowing that it will go towards the garden project at the home, which is currently undergoing a complete transformation.”

Natalie Perry, sales and marketing director at David Wilson Kent

Karen Jeal, director of fundraising and communications at Strode Park Foundation says: “Our main passion at the Lady Dane Farmhouse is about making sure our residents enjoy a good quality of life both in the home and in their outside areas. The donation made by David Wilson Kent is such an instrumental help to our current fundraising project to get the garden usable for our clients and we can’t thank them enough for this significant donation.”

As restrictions ease, Strode Park Foundation is looking forward to hosting charitable fundraising events once again. Going into the end of summer, the charity has plans for two outdoor cinema screenings and theatre performances at its Herne site, charity golf tournaments, a London landmarks half marathon in order to raise funds for initiatives like the Lady Dane Farmhouse Care Home.

For more information about the Strode Park Foundation’s Lady Dane Farmhouse, please visit

David Wilson Kent is currently building a selection of three- and four-bedroom homes at Perry Court, with prices starting from £359,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached.

To find out more about the homes available at Perry Court, visit or call 0333 3558 503.


David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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