Number One Community Trust launches campaign to raise 200k per year

The cost of living crisis and the threat of winter loneliness has meant that the work of the Number One Community Trust is more important than ever. The centre is a lifeline for many low-income families, elderly residents, children and refugees in Tunbridge Wells

To meet the increasing needs of the community, the trust is reaching out to individuals and businesses to give as little as £1, donate to the food larder, or pledge a legacy to help the trust reach the £200k they need to fund an ambitious programme of support.

To promote this exciting new initiative, Number One Community Trust is delighted to announce that top TV chef Rosemary Shrager is their new ambassador. Rosemary said:

I am supporting this well-deserved charity because it supports the local communities of Ramslye and Showfields in Tunbridge Wells, by enhancing the quality of their lives. I see it as our responsibility to help those in need within our community and support them.’

What is Number One Community Trust?

Number One Community Trust is a community centre serving the residents of Showfields and Ramslye, two estates with significant urban deprivation affecting children and adults of all ages.

The trust aims to enhance the quality of life of residents through events, activities and community projects. It is a hub in the heart of the community that works to improve the physical health and mental wellbeing of local residents. It offers:

  • ‘Young at heart group’ for the elderly, providing fun, friendship and social interaction. Holiday lunch club offering lunches for children in the school holidays for just £1.
  • Food Larder for families struggling with food poverty.
  • Highly subsidised café providing wholesome food at affordable prices.
  • Education and training opportunities to improve the social and economic outlook of the community.
  • Subsidised hall for sports, clubs and community events.

The Number One Community Trust already makes a difference to the everyday lives of the community. Local individuals and businesses can help the trust continue its vital work by donating, even just £1, at

Rosemary Shrager is the new ambassador of Number One Community Trust

The trust is pleased to announce that Rosemary Shrager is their new ambassador. Rosemary is a talented television chef who is perhaps best known as a judge on Soapstar Superchef and as a mentor on Ladette to Lady. Rosemary is committed to supporting and promoting Number One Community Trust, she said:

This is an opportunity for you to contribute as little as £1 to whatever you can afford on a regular or one-off basis. Your contribution will go towards a variety of community projects, subsidised food, free lunch for children and activities for all age groups. From pre-schoolers to the elderly.

This charity has been going for more than 30 years. With your help we can keep it going for another 30 years or more.

For more information contact Number one Community Trust on: 01892 514544