KET beneficiaries testimonials

E a Growth Journey Participant

“As a volunteer/Trainee I am finding it very rewarding and well worthwhile. I would recommend it here at the Kent Enterprise Trust, if you would like to learn key skills to further your career chances or to add new skills to your repertoire.”

S  Improving Lives Participant

“Before starting improving lives I didn’t have much confidence, I had no routine and hadn’t been in work for a while. I am so glad I have had the opportunity to do this work experience now as it has helped me massively. The people that work here are friendly, kind and always willing to help.”

TF – Improving Lives Participant

“In the time that I have spent at Links House on the Improving lives Course, I have found the staff and volunteers at the Kent Enterprise Trust to be really supportive and encouraging people. They are always on hand to help with any issues you may have. Their help has made me realise that those things that once might have held me back are not impossible to get round. They are lovely positive people who have given me support and encouragement to try and start my own little business. They have also helped me to boost my confidence and try to overcome my own pain issues and depression by not judging me. They let you do things at your pace. I would truly and wholeheartedly recommend the work of the Trust to anyone looking for employment or for just improving their own life and communication skills and confidence levels in general.”

RS- Improving Lives Participant

“At first I wasn’t too sure how I would get on. After the first day I quickly realized that I was with a good set of people who were easy to get on with. That in mind I became more comfortable talking to each person. With all the bits I done and people I met I can easily say I enjoyed my time here and would recommend anyone lacking in confidence or low self-esteem should take part in one of these courses.”

ED – Improving Lives Participant

“Very friendly. Not intimidating, helpful and kind and reassuring, welcoming and respectful. Lots of opportunities and things to do there and people were treated as individuals. I was able to do my work experience at Whitstable Castle which I enjoy. And take advantage of the training opportunities.”

LS – Growth Journey Participant

“There isn’t many companies/people that would give me the opportunities and trust KET offered and gave me.Thanks to KET I have grown so much as a person and overcome depression, anxiety and issues I didn’t even know were issues until they were gone. Your work experience programme and subsequent voluntary position gave me the confidence I needed in life to rebuild old friendships and offered me hope.”

F – Kent Enterprise Garden Participant

“I have found volunteering at Community Oasis Garden a really rewarding experience. I enjoy being able to collaborate with the other gardeners, as well as help to support other attendees that might not feel so confident in their own abilities. It is a really positive thing to see the garden space becoming a place for people to go to relax, create, and grow things. I think that the potential for the garden is infinite, which makes it a really inspiring thing to be a part of. I am hoping that I can further my skills and knowledge, while also being able to work on my own confidence and gain a career in the sector. “

ZF – Kent Enterprise House Volunteer

“I would like to thank Kent enterprise trust for all the volunteer work they gave me. It really has helped boost my confidence and helped me get a new job after 3 years of no work. Thank you”

 R- Kent Enterprise Gardens Participant “I have benefited quite well from taking part in the Improving Lives Programme. Since joining, I have developed a few new skills. These include working with certain types of plants, carpentry, able to make a fire and how to stay safe while working. This programme has helped me quite a bit and I’ve enjoyed working with some of the other people that participated. I would recommend Improving Lives to anybody currently looking to find work in a garden environment.”

Update from COG…

  • STOP ✋WAIT A MINUTE MR POSTMAN 🎶 🎵

We now have a letterbox at the garden, thanks to our apprentice Ed’s handywork – Thanks Ed.

And what a few weeks it’s been, the rain didn’t put us off with brainstorming ideas for a new sensory garden coming soon and plenty of seeds planted in the poly tunnel growing for us to plant or sell.

There are lots more plants outside now and bespoke rabbit net constructions, made to keep Peter and his friends at bay! 🐇 Don’t forget our plant sales stand at the entrance, its these very plant sale donations that allow us to buy more soil and seeds to sow…

  • AM I CRAZY!?!

On the 25th of July (41 sleeps) I will be jumping out of a plane for our beneficiaries… I want to show that I can try to conquer my fear of flying in the most extreme way and inspire others to conquer their fears. Please help me to help improve the lives of our beneficiaries… We support many adults with mental health and learning difficulties to get into or back into the workplace. We desperately need soil, seeds and tools for our gardening project – please help me to help our community. https://www.gofundme.com/abbie039s-skydive

  • CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT EVENT

Thursday 20th June from 12:30pm to 2pm at Kent Enterprise House, The Links, Herne Bay CT6 7GQ

Please join us to celebrate our volunteers and all the continuous amazing work they do for us at Kent Enterprise Trust. KET could not survive without the constant support of our amazing volunteers, please join us to thank them for all the work they do. A volunteer is unpaid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless