That Soapbox Chat

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  • 6. Arthur Ponsonby, The Right Tuition Company

    We chat with Arthur Ponsonby, one of the founders of The Right Tuition Company who are specialists in helping children to prepare for exams and developing a child's skills and knowledge through non computer based, small class learning, both at four learning centres in Kent and online.We find out more about how the business has developed over the last six years to offer students from all of the schools in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Rochester and Sittingbourne areas, and the positive impact this has in boosting children's confidence in their skills and to pursue their passions in life.We also talk about the company's support for and sponsorship of the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race next year.We are delighted to be producing That Right Tuition Chat – a three episode series of student support podcasts for The Right Tuition Company – starting on 7 October!

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  • 5. Minh Lan Nguyen, Hospice in the Weald

    In this episode we chat with Minh Lan Nguyen, Fundraising Relationship Manager at Hospice in the Weald, about how the hospice has adapted in lockdown to not only continue their essential 24/7 palliative care services as normal, but also be able to treat patients diagnosed with COVID-19.Minh explains how fundraising has changed (possibly permanently!) with their necessary adoption of virtual fundraising, and how to get involved in their first big event in lockdown celebrating 40 years of care - the virtual Hospice Run - where you can complete 10k in 40 days starting today, Tuesday 1st September and raise money to help patients and their loved ones get the care they deserve.We also talk about how the Hospice came to be the long term charity supported by the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race, what it meant to the Hospice to be involved, and how their services and support have personally touched Nicole and other members of the Soapbox team.Find out more about the Hospice at and connect and share on social media - Facebook and Instagram @hospiceintheweald or Twitter @hospicewealdSign up for the virtual Hospice Run for £10 per individual (business registrations also available), get your fundraising pack and get running! out more about our podcast productions services at
  • 4. Dawn Stanford, Nourish Community Food Bank

    In this episode we chat with Dawn Stanford, Operations Manager at Nourish Community Foodbank about the essential support they provide to a wide range of people and families in the Tunbridge Wells area, how lockdown has increased demand and made this year's #hiddenholidayhunger campaign even more critical, and the huge honour of receiving a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in June for their team of three staff and over 60 volunteers.
  • 3. Tom Swift, Soapbox Commentator

    This week we talk to Tom Swift, owner of Wicked Productions and Clue Cracker Games about his involvement with the soapbox race and his role as race commentator
  • 2. Angela Quigley, Head of Physics, Kent College

    In his episode we talk to Angela Quigley, Head of Physics at Kent College about the role and participation of schools in the Tunbridge Wells area, in the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race 2021.To be a part of the conversation, contact
  • 1. Rosemary Shrager, Soapbox Race Ambassador

    In this episode we speak to Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Race ambassador and internationally renowned chef, presenter and writer Rosemary Shrager about her time during lockdown, what she is missing during this time, about her love of the Tunbridge Wells area and her favourite moments from the previous two soapbox events.For mire information on Rosemary and her work please visit: be a part of the conversation, contact