A treasure trove of prizes
KM Treasure Chest is designed to support the fundraising activities of charities and good causes in Kent.
Attractions working with the KM Group will provide prizes for charity raffles and auctions and, in the majority of cases, the benefiting group will be expected to highlight this donation through the publicity material promoting the event or activity.
Prizes currently include: family tickets to Leeds Castle, Dickens World, Silver Blades Ice Rink, the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, family ticket to see the Gills play or a five day P&O Ferries crossing voucher for a vehicle and up to nine passengers.
Leeds Castle - Simply stunning buildings and grounds. Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for more than 900 years. Visitors are transported through the castle’s rich history, an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered. Its internationally renowned aviaries offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of modern conservation, while swans glide on the moat and waterways, peacocks wander through the grounds and birds of prey soar over our continuously colourful gardens during our falconry displays. There is also a nine hole pay-as-you-play golf course, offering stunning views of the castle and the grounds.Leeds castle is not just a museum but also a place where people meet and special events bring the grounds to life. www.leeds-castle.com
Historic Dockyard - Costumed guides bring maritime heritage alive. Discover 400 years of maritime history as you explore the most complete dockyard of Age of Sail and ‘meet’ characters from the past. Be amazed by the working ropery and make your own rope. Experience life aboard two historic warships with self-guided audio tours, HMS Gannet (1878) the last remaining sloop of Queen Victoria’s navy, and HMS Cavalier (1944) the Second World War destroyer. Take a tour of HM Submarine Ocelot. Be absorbed by the sights, sounds and smells of the dockyard of 1758 in wooden walls. Visit the Museum of the Royal Dockyard and relive heroic rescue’s of RNLI crews. View www.thedockyard.co.uk for information.
Gillingham Football Club - Kent’s only league ground. Founded in 1893, it took Gillingham 107 years to recognise the dream of Division 1 Football, beating Wigan Athletic 3-2 at Wembley to win the 2000 Division 2 Play-Off Final. Although dreams do not always come true, the Gills, now playing in Coca Cola League One (formerly Division 2), have a bright future. Their home, KRBS Priestfield, is now barely recognisable from 1995, boasting three new stands which have transformed the face of Kent’s only League ground. The stadium is now an all-seater arena with a temporary stand at the Gillingham end of the ground. The Medway Stand, completed in 2000, offers magnificent facilities for players and supporters alike. www.gillinghamfootballclub.com
P&O Ferries - Your passport to the Continent. P&O Ferries offers a choice of four ferry crossings sailing from the UK to the Continent. All crossings take you to the gateways of Europe, with easy motorway access for your onward journey. You can take your car, caravan or motorbike on a direct ferry, without paying any excess baggage however much you pack. Even if you have loaded up the car for a big family camping holiday, you won’t have to worry, it all goes free. Book your ferry travel with P&0 Ferries and you will start your holiday break as soon as you leave home. The four routes are, Dover to Calais, Hull to Rotterdam, Hull to Zeebrugge and Portsmouth to Bilbao. Visit www.poferries.co
Dickens World - Attraction celebrates author’s life. Dickens World is an innovative and exciting indoor visitor complex themed around the life, books and times of one of Britain’s best loved authors, Charles Dickens. It takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Dickens’ lifetime as you step back into Dickensian England and are immersed in the streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century. With a host of captivating attractions, Dickens World features the Great Expectations boat ride, “The Haunted Man”, a state-of-the art animatronic show in Britannia Theatre, Victorian School Room, 4D high definition show and Fagin’s Den. Dickens World is based on a credible and factual account of Charles Dickens works and the world in which he lived. Working with The Dickens Fellowship great attention has been paid to the authenticity of the time, characters and story lines. www.dickensworld.co.uk
Silver Blades Ice Rink - Get your skates on. Silver Blades in Gillingham is the South East’s premier ice rink, open seven days a week with sessions for everyone from toddlers to international competitors. Free parking and Wifi are just a few of the extras that customers can enjoy. Experienced coaches offer both private and group lessons for all ages, details of these and birthday party offers, events and ice hockey courses can be found on the website. Close to local transport links, having fast and direct access from the M2, just follow the brown tourist signs. For more information go to http://silver-blades.co.uk