The Grand Folkestone
The Grand is a magnificent suite hotel on The Leas in Folkestone
"indisputably the finest marine promenade in the world"


The Grand supports 2012


The Grand, Folkestone proudly supports the Folkestone Rainbow Centre as our official Charity

Rainbow Centre

On Tuesday 14th August 2012 and under the shadow of Fredo Franzoni’s historic “The Landing of the Belgium Refugees”, The Grand Folkestone hosted a reception for the kind and generous volunteers of the Folkestone Rainbow Shelter in order to publicly show just how much their hard work means to all of us living and working in Folkestone.

The event, (with special guests Chris Kirkham of Visit Kent, Sezen Zeki of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Former Mayor & Mayoress of Folkestone Tom McNeice and Kate McNeice and Shepway District Council Cabinet Member Russell Tilson) culminated in The Grand donating £650.00 to this worthy cause.

Community Sprit in Action.

Folkestone Herald 30th August .2012

The Grand, Folkestone is proud to support the Folkestone Rainbow Centre as our official Charity for 2012

RainBow Center

Photo courtesy of the Folkestone Herald, 2011
General Manager of The Grand Robert Richardson with Jon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer for the Folkestone Rainbow Centre

The Folkestone Rainbow Centre is a registered charity that helps people deal with personal, emotional and family problems. It has been working with those facing emergency or crisis situations since 1985.  We offer immediate practical support, help with housing needs through partner organisations, advice on how to access local services, assistance in filling out official forms and documentation as well as offering a listening ear to those who feel they have reached the end of the line. We are working collaboratively with other local agencies, to ensure that people get the correct support they need related to their individual problems.
We also invest in the education and wellbeing of children in Shepway. The Rainbow Centre runs two pre schools, registered with Ofsted, in the town, which provide a safe environment where children are encouraged to learn and relate to others through structured play. The Rainbow Centre also provides a Contact service to allow children to build relationships with a non-resident parent in a safe and secure setting.