General and Breaking News

Including: SAWLA Hospital project, Silent Charity Auction Event in August! Telly-Go-Round News, Race Night updates, information on our Spectacles collection project for Vision Aid Overseas.

News and Events



With the relaxation of Covid restrictions from May onwards, we are hoping to get back to some semblance of normality!  Watch this space. Meanwhile:


We hope to have TGR down on the seafront, back in its usual position during w/c 21 June 2021.


Silent Online Charity Auction (15th - 31st August 2020) 

We have held our first online auction, in aid of Porchlight, and are pleased to say that we shall have raised over £1,400 net.

Porchlight are Kents largest charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people who have been hit the hardest by the Coronavirus crisis.

The Telly-Go-Round

The Telly-Go-Round will sadly NOT be back during the 2020 season.  The Coronavirus problem has delayed its proposed return from the end of March. Please see the TGR page for more information.

Vision Aid Overseas Spectacles Collection 

Please help us we are collecting old and used spectacles at Herne Bay Library.  Click on the page below to see more about this worthwhile project.

SAWLA Hospital Project 

Please see separate page for more detail.  But our bid for funding from Rotary Foundation was successful, and as of November 2020, our small Club has (together with our Rotary partners, Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide and the local (Ethiopian) Health Authority) raised over £33,000 to send the required equipment out to Ethiopia.  Another successful project completed!

Race Night

Sadly, we have had to postpone the 2020 Race Night from 14 March 2020 until further notice.  Fear not - this popular event (see 2019 photos below) will still be run (excuse the pun!) but due to Covid restrictions this will now take place in 2021.


KM Partnership Award 2019. We are happy to say we have been given an award from Kent Messenger and Inspire Schools for our charity work.  This particular award was issued primarily for our sponsorship of Busters Book project for Briary Primary school.

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Vision Aid Overseas spectacles collection

more Please help Rotary Herne Bay, we are collecting old and used spectacles for Vision Aid Overseas. Drop off point: Herne Bay Library.

KM Partnership Award

more Rotary Herne Bay has been given an Award from Kent Messengers' Charity Team

Race Night

more Pictures and details of the Race night on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Unfortunately, our 2020 Race Night has had to be cancelled until next year.