The Rotary Clubs of Thanet are committed to providing opportunities and support for young people.
Our Club has provided extensive support for the disabled children at the wonderful Foreland School, enhancing their facilities and opportunities. We have also renovated the Acol village playground - it's so important to get the kids out playing in the open air! We are about to embark on a project to improve facilities for disbaled students at Hartsdown School with a grant provided by Rotary International Foundation.
Among our successful events was the Schools Prom, giving talented young musicians the opportunity to perform in the Winter Gardens, Margate, in front of the Mayors and a huge audience of local people.
The Young Photographer Competition gives young people in Thanet an opportunity to submit their photographic entries in our Club competition. The winners will then have their photographs submitted to the Rotary District Competition and, if they win that, will go on to compete in the National Finals.
Lots of children from our local Primary Schools participated in the "Christmas Story Writing Competition.
Then there's the Schools Art Competition which will culminate in a fantastic display of children's work.
There's also a Young Musician Competition which starts with local auditions in Thanet and the winners will then proceed to the Rotary District Competition and, ultimately, to go on and comete in the National Finals.
And again, there's "Kids Out" which gives children a chance to be uplifted from their humdrum existence and spend a day at the circus.
All these events, and more, are provided by the local Rotary Clubs who raise funds to support OUR CHILDREN!!
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The International Committee is responsible for coordinating the Contact Club arrangements with the Rotary Club of Poitiers Futuroscope and the Rotary Club of Darmstadt Kranichstein. The Committee also seeks to support overseas charities with fundraisingmore
A "Sing For Your Life" "MUSIC BOX" has been handed over to East Kent Independent Dementia Support (EKIDS). From left: Adrian Bawtree, Tessa Read, Roger Newman MBE, Chris Hedges, Derek Brown & Richard Parkinmore
The Inner Wheel Club of Westgate & Birchington is a close member of our Rotary family. Its members are predominently relations of Rotarians but membership is open to any lady who is sponsored by an exisiting member.more
Following the successful bid for a District Grant, a Sensory Garden, adjacent to the Hearing Impaired Unit at Hartsdown Academy, was constructed by Rotarians. The "Oasis" was formally opened by Past President Chris Hedges on Friday 27th Septembermore
A large gathering of Rotarians and guests enjoyed the annual Christmas Dinner which was made more special by the induction of Christine Laming and the award of the Moulsdale Trophy to Eddie Doodymore