Sunflower House is a registered charity; it opened in 2014. It is the realisation of an 18-month refurbishment of a disused former chapel on Foord Road at the foot of Darby Steps alongside Folkestone’s railway viaduct. It provides a well-appointed, medium-sized community venue for the whole town.

The Folkestone Town Sprucer provides work experience to job seekers by improving the environment around Folkestone and the districts beyond. The volunteers are long term unemployed (Shepway, Dover & Ashford) and have barriers to employment.

Volunteers enhance the local community through litter picks, clearing paths and public areas, cleaning graffiti, windows and many other jobs that help improve the visibility of the town. Folkestone Town Sprucer partners with businesses, organisations, charities and local government in the district; with the aims to enhance the area and support volunteers.

The Folkestone Town Sprucers’ Lead Sprucer is Peter Philips. Peter is an optimistic can-do multi-tasker and has managed the volunteer team since the Folkestone Town Sprucer began in 2013 by David Taylor.

WHAT WE DO...

The Folkestone Town Sprucer provides work experience to job seekers by improving the environment around Folkestone and the districts beyond. The volunteers are long term unemployed (Shepway, Dover & Ashford) and have barriers to employment.

PEOPLE
To work with local people to improve Folkestone and the surrounding area
COMMUNITY

To build community networks partners and networks

SUPPORT

To provide a supportive environment for all the volunteers

REDUCE SOCIAL ISOLATION
Reducing social isolation in the long term unemployed
IMPROVE LOCAL AREA

Help Folkestone and the surrounding areas look cleaner and brighter for everyone

GUIDANCE

Provide guidance and support to help volunteers gain confidence as they return to work

Making the town look better

GET IN TOUCH...

If you'd like to volunteer with us, make a donation or simply let us know what you think about the Folkestone Sprucer, we'd love to hear from you.