As services and shops move online or change into apps, knowing how to use a smartphone, laptop or PC is becoming more and more important. SmartSkills is a digital learning program designed to empower people to use their devices effectively and with confidence. At the present time, the course is delivered online with factsheets and videos available on our website.

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Christmas Craft Fayre is Covid-safe

At Sunlight Centre the wellbeing of our visitors is our top priority. In line with the recent government announcements we have decided to modify the format of our Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 4th December to ensure that it is covid-safe. As a result Sunlight Centre staff, volunteers and stallholders must provide a negative lateral flow test, and will wear a face covering at all […]

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16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse campaign

Domestic Abuse can be experienced by anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, culture or religion. Sunlight is supporting Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service and Medway Domestic Abuse Services’ 16 Days of Action campaign with a social media campaign and supporting literature. The campaign starts on 25 December.

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Craft Workshops

In the run up to our Christmas Craft Fayre on December 4, Sunlight Centre is running free weekly craft workshops for the community. Crafts are designed to be simple but impactful, giving beneficiaries something special to take home and building their creative confidence. Items include Christmas cards, tree baubles and glitter glass.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

Sunlight Development Trust is delighted to announce that its High Hopes Community Garden will be a beneficiary of the Co-op Local Community Fund for the next 12 months The generosity of Co-op members will allow the Trust to replace the unsafe wooden steps up to the garden with a metal staircase, and build a weatherproof log cabin for extra support groups and wellness events.

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Sunlight Development Trust will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 9.30am on Saturday 4 December in Room 2 at the Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham ME7 1LX

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Half term support for families

Last week Café Sunlight held a series of Hallowe’en themed creative activities for local children, including colouring, crafts, cookie decorating and pumpkin carving. All activities were free, and every child received a certificate celebrating their work. The daily events provided families an opportunity to get out of the home and do something fun at no cost to them, which was very welcome.

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Christmas Craft Fayre!

On Saturday 4 December, the Sunlight Centre will be holding its famous Christmas Craft Fayre in the Main Hall. Space is limited, but if you’d like to book a table to sell your festive wares, please download and complete the booking form and scan it back to

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…and we’re back!

For the first time in YEARS the café at Sunlight Centre is open again! Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen, especially Gina, the Traceys, Sue, Sandra and all our lovely volunteers!

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Only One More Sleep!

Café Sunlight reopens tomorrow at 11am! We are SO looking forward to welcoming everyone again, it’s been way too long. Our volunteers and community members are preparing for the reopening at warp speed, and tomorrow, the café will once again be a cheerful and friendly space serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and light bites!

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