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Kent Active Retirement Fellowship (KARF)

Kent Active Retirement Fellowship (KARF) was set up in 1997 and membership is available to all those in receipt of a pension paid from the Kent Pension Fund, together with their spouses/partners.

KARF provide members with the opportunity to meet with other retired people with similar interests. The local branches offer a variety of activities and events, including social, cultural, educational, leisure and fellowship.

There is no restriction on the number of branches, which can differ in size from between 50 and 150 members. The branches are set up and operated by local members and individual branches are responsible for raising their own funds and for spending it as their members wish. There is a common annual membership subscription which is currently set at £5. Branches can set additional charges or raise funds according to members' wishes.

If you wish to join KARF or require further information then please complete the KARF enquiry form. Some branches may be oversubscribed but new branches are being opened or planned. The branch secretary will be happy to help you.

KARF is an independent organisation. Kent Pension Fund and Kent County Council have no involvement in the running of the organisation and are not responsible for, or liable for, the activities of KARF.