CHARITIES WE HAVE SUPPORTED

In recent years we have supported a wide range of local, national and international charities



    CHARITIES WE HAVE SUPPORTED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS
    • The Viking chemotherapy unit at QEQM hospital
    • NHS Mass Covid Vacination site volunteers
    • The "Giving Tree" at Bluewater
    • Memorial Bench in Lymington Road Recreation Ground, Westgate
    • Canine Partners
    • All Style Products - materials to manufacture Covid safety visors
    • Rainbow Ward at QEQM hospital
    • Pancreatic Cancer Research
    • The Macular Society
    • Prostate Cancer UK
    • SERV KENT - "Blood Runners"
    • Diabetes UK
    • Birchington Computer Code Club
    • The Pilgrim's Hospice in Thanet
    • Kent Multiple Sclereosis Centre
    • "You Can" Youth cancer support charity in Westgate
    • Louie's Helping Hands special school in Westbrook
    • "Beach within Reach" wheelchairs which give access to the beach
    • Thanet "Bosom Pals" Breast Cancer research
    • Macmillan Cancer Care
    • The Rotary Foundation (supporting large value projects)
    • Polio Plus (Successfully eradicated Polio from virtually all countries)
    • The British Heart Foundation
    • The Lord's Taverners
    • H.I.Kent (Hearing Impaired support)
    • Shelterbox (providing tents & amazing equipment to disaster zones worldwide)
    • Birchington Church of England Primary School pupils in need
    • Royal School for Deaf Children
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
    • King Ethelbert's School charity expeditions
    • The Salvation Army in Thanet
    • Thanet Scout Council
    • OASIS domestic abuse support
    • St Anthony's Special School, Margate
    • Victim Support - supporting people affected by crime or trauma
    • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
    • The Alfie Gough Trust - supporting families & children suffering Neuroblastoma
    • St Gabriel's Day Centre, Westgate-on-Sea
    • Prostate Cancer UK
    • St Nicholas-at-Wade Playgroup - new playground equipment
    • The Bay United Reformed Church - assistance with replacing heating plant
    • Kent, Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance
    • Porchlight homeless support
    • The Fishermen's Mission
    • The Ursuline School charity expeditions
    • The Girl Guides Association in SE England
    • "Sing For Your Life" - music therapy for dementia, stroke & heart attack

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    Mike O'Toole is our Sergeant-at-Arms

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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 fundraising

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    ROTARIAN PAINTERS AT WORK!

    Westgate and Birchington Rotary Club Funds Improvements at Christ Church Community Hall in Westgate

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    Banner of the Rotary Club of Westwood Village, Los Angeles

    President Chris & Hazel Hedges paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Westwood Village, Los Angeles

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    Community Service Committee is responsible for organising fund-raising and social events, community service projects and recommending payments to external charities.

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    Chris Hedges updates the website on a regular basis.

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    Successful RYLA candidates,Elizabeth Irvine and Emily Robertson report on their experiences at the Arethusa Venture Centre

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    Adrian Bawtree, Tessa Read, Roger Newman MBE, Chris Hedges, Derek Brown & Richard Parkin

    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 Parkin

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    The Rotary Clubs of Thanet are committed to providing opportunities and support for young people.

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    Neville Thomas

    We are very sad to report that Rotarian Neville Thomas has died.

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    Mick Stokes is our Dining Steward and is charge of arranging our venues and gourmet refreshment.

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    The Foundation Committee seeks to raise awareness of Rotary's own Charity, THE ROTARY FOUNDATION, and organise events to raise funds for the projects undertaken by the Rotary Foundation.

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    Banner of the Rotary Club of Temecula

    President Chris & Hazel Hedges visited the Rotary Club of Temecula, California

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    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.

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    Here is an archive of news and activities over the last 10 years

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    Club Council normally meets on the last Monday of every month at Church House, Birchington at 7.00 pm.

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    In recent years we have supported a wide range of local, national and international charities

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    Ian Sharpe & Victoria Lawrence dance the Foxtrot

    The "Strictly Come Rotary" Dance Competition was staged on Saturday 13th April 2013 at The Winter Gardens in aid of "Alfie's Trust"

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    The winners of the Young Photographer Competition were presented with their awards by the Editor of The Isle of Thanet Gazette, Rebecca Smith

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    An excellent portfolio of entries was received from competitors in the 2014 Young Photographer Competition. Very well done!

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    President-Elect Tony Orpwood & Christine; President Chris Hedges & Hazel; Assistant Governor Jan Dash; Past President John Hawkins & Margaret

    A superb FUN, FELLOWSHIP & FOUNDATION Conference in Lille!

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    St Augustine's Chapel

    A Musical Soiree was held in the Chapel at St Augustine's to raise funds for the charity "Sing For Your Life"

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    The good news is YOU ARE ON OUR WEBSITE!! Please visit it regularly to find news of our latest efforts to serve our community. MEMBERS - PLEASE CHECK THE HOME PAGE EACH WEEK!!!

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    To coincide with St Valentine's Day, an "Italian Masked Ball" was held in Kearns Hall.

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    Memebers enjoyed a comprehensive wine tasting experience and dined in style.

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    Sheila Minhinick, RIBI President John Minhinick, Hazel Hedges, President Chris Hedges, Sheila Grainger, District Governor Stewart Grainger

    RIBI President John Minhinick and his wife Sheila attended a Dinner and Presentations for Rotarians in East Kent on Tuesday 4th September 2012

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    The Joint Rotary Clubs of Thanet together with Kent Music presented the seventh annual Schools Prom at The Winter Gardens, Margate

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    Santa's coming!! He'll be coming to a street near you in December" PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITIES!!

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    Rotarians from Darmstadt-Kranichstein, Poitiers-Futuroscope and Westgate & Birchington in Auerbach Keller, Leipzig

    A party of Club Members and their partners travelled to Leipzig for the annual Contact Club Reunion with the Rotary Clubs of Darmstadt-Kranichstein and Poitiers-Futuroscope

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    Chris Hedges's President's Night Dinner Dance was held on Friday 7th June 2013 at St Augustine's, Westgate-on-Sea

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    The planting gets under way

    Members constructed a raised garden area for the students at the Hearing-Impaired Unit with matched funding gained from a District Grant of $1000.

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    President Tony prresented cheques to the Woodford Foundation and "Blood Runners"

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    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 September

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    The Club enjoys a number of sporting activities in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs, including Bowls and Golf competitions. The Sports Coordinator is John Hawkins.

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    Rotarian Allan Harris is our Club shop manager and arranges for members to purchase Rotary regalia, clothing and jewellery.

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    A filled Aquabox ready for deployment

    The children at St Crispin's School, Westgate-on-Sea, filled seven Aquaboxes.

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    President Chris & Hazel paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills.

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    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 Doody

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    A party of Rotarians and members of Inner Wheel attended Evensong "Celebrating Rotary" in Rochester Cathedral on Sunday 17th February 2013

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