Fund Raising Activities

A description of what we have done to raise funds for charitable work and a list of charities supported. Sponsorship opportunities and previous recent sponsors.

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Barn Dance 2017Barn Dance 16th September 2017:

Our barn dance is held in Littlebourne Old Thatched Barn in September each year. Dancing is to the live country and western band Contraband who include an excellent caller who keeps us all active through the evening. Funds this year were for the Fynvola Foundation and other local charities. Pharon Independent Financial Advisors were the lead sponsor for the event this year. Photo Gallery - Members only


Canterbury Half Marathon 2017Canterbury Half Marathon Marshalling 28th August 2017:

Our barn dance is held in Littlebourne Old Thatched Barn in September each year. Dancing is to the live country and western band Contraband who include an excellent caller who keeps us all active through the evening. Funds this year were for the Fynvola Foundation and other local charities. Pharon Independent Financial Advisors were the lead sponsor for the event this year. Photo Gallery - Members only


Country Pursuits DayCountry Pursuits Challenge Day, Friday 5th May 2017:

A day of fun held at Greenfield's Shooting Ground, Sturry near Canterbury, in aid of RDA Riding for the Disabled Association and other local charities. Photo Gallery - Members only


Run and Ramble 2017Easter Monday Run and Ramble, Monday 17th April 2017:

A Charity Run and Ramble on Easter Monday from Canterbury to Chartham, in aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Photo Gallery - Members only


You Win Again, Bee Gees Tribute, Sunday 9th April 2017:

An excellent sell out evening with The Story of the Bee Gees, at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. This incredible production featured the story of one of the greatest bands of our time, from their early triumphs to their devastating decline and on to their meteoric climb back to the top ... to become the multi-million selling Bee Gees - the super group we know and love today. Funds raised for the Alzheimer's Society. Photo Gallery - Members only


Cameo Opera, Friday 10th March 2017:

Cameo Opera 2017

Cameo Opera, well known for their intimate and innovative presentations of opera and musical theatre gave a fantastic performance at Charlton Park with their programme titled SHOWSTOPPERS.

Four singers introduced us to some of the most famous and larger than life characters as they performed favourites from Carmen, La Traviata, Barber of Seville, La Boheme, Madam Butterfly, The Magic Flute and memorable moments from My Fair LADY, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les miserables and the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Photo Gallery - Members only

Puzzling and Pizzas, Saturday 14th January 2017:

Puzzling and Pizza

An excellent quiz night supporting Health for All (NE India), and other local charities. Some 170 people participated raising in excess of £1,600 for charity.

Barn Dance 17th September 2016:

Barn Dance 2016 Picture 1Barn Dance 2016 Picture 2Barn Dance Picture 3 2016 

Our barn dance is held in Littlebourne Old Thatched Barn in September each year. Dancing is to the live country and western band Contraband who include an excellent caller who keeps us all active through the evening. Funds this year were for Riding for the Disabled and Alzheimers Society helping people with mental problems. Pettman Homes and Kreston Reeves were the lead sponsor for the event this year. Photo Gallery - Members only


The London Welsh Male Voice Choir 17th January 2015:

London Welsh Choir Jan 2015The London Welsh Male Voice Choir performed in the stunning Canterbury Cathedral in aid of charities including “Hope for Tomorrow”.  The Choir’s concert programme included a selection of Welsh language favourites and popular music arrangements including pieces commemorating those who gave their lives in 1914/1918 and conflicts thereafter. Photo Gallery - Members only

The Choir performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games and recently performed with the Welsh Guards Band at the Tower of London at a commemorative event on the anniversary of the commencement of the “First World War”.  The Choir host and perform The Festival of Male Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall on when 850 choristers perform. (Photo: Richard Lea-Hair).

Auction of Promises, 28th November 2014:

Auction of Promises 2014Held every 3 years a range of superb and exciting promises are offered at our Auction of Promises fundraiser! This popular event usually takes place in November at Charlton Park in Bishopsbourne. Photo Gallery - Members only



Charities supported through our Club fundraising activities:

Local and UK Charities:

  • Age UK Canterbury Concern
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Army Benevolent Fund
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Canterbury Academy
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Catching Lives
  • Cumbria Flood Disaster
  • Dave Lee's Happy Holidays
  • Demelza House
  • Deso
  • Hi Kent
  • Hope For Tomorrow
  • Hounds For Heroes
  • Joy Lane School - Autistic Centre
  • Kent Association for the Blind
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Mercy Ships
  • MS Society
  • Odyssey Cancer Support
  • Pilgrims Hospice
  • Polio Plus
  • Porchlight
  • Prostate Cancer UK
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • Shelter Box
  • St Nicholas School
  • Strode Park Foundation
  • Stroke Association
  • The Canterbury Umbrella Centre
  • The Starfish Project
  • Try Angle Awards
  • Umbrella Centre
  • Young Carers

International Charities:

  • Claypotts Trust Swaziland - School Project
  • Eradicate Polio Now
  • Health For All - India
  • Indian Rural Health Trust