Supporting ShelterBox

UPDATE: 15th February 2022. The Rotary Club of Thanet can announce that after their fundraising efforts on 27 November 2021 the club can now donate a ShelterBox. Picture shows members collecting outside our demonstration ShelterBox

The Rotary Club of Thanet is supporting ShelterBox

UPDATE - 15th February 2022

Further to the fundraising efforts of club members in 

November 2021 at Pierrmont Hall Broadstairs

The Rotary club of Thanet is pleased to announce that

 the club has now raised sufficient funds to buy a 


ShelterBox provides a refuge for those who have been hit by disaster.

Having somewhere dry and warm to sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for starting the long process of rebuilding your life.

ShelterBox teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other  essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.

Almost a year after taking loan possession of a ShelterBox, we were able to show off the tent and all else that comes with it. And the weather was there to meet us.We erected the tent as the hail fell. We met many interesting and generous people as they took advantage of the occasional breaks in the weather to come and support local choirs or buy something warm and cheering from the Xmas stalls. 

But unfortunately there were not enough of them and our pickings were slim. £300 on the day and that in large part from one of our club members. But with Gift Aid almost £380. We will do better another day, but even this relatively small amount is the equivalent of 4 of the shelter kits to help families repair their homes after a disaster with useful tools and a tarpaulin or 27 of the solar lights which come with each box so that families can eat together in the evening or children do their homework. We have collected over £9000  for ShelterBox over recent years which is not too shabby.

If interested in the work of ShelterBox, you can access their website above. This extract from the site will give you an idea.


We can’t do it alone

We are one big international team united in the belief that no family should go without shelter after disaster. We build lasting relationships and are good to each other.

We make a tangible impact

Our purpose is simple and we want to keep it that way. We work in a complex world but we keep focused on making a real difference to peoples lives.

We do the right thing

We strive to do the right thing. People are at the heart of everything we do. We have a responsibility to make the best decisions for the communities we support and listen to and learn from each other.

We plan for tomorrow

We are forward-thinking. We continually seek new ways to tackle the challenges we face, proactively researching new ideas and adapting to changing circumstances. 

Because … disasters don’t wait

Disasters don’t wait. So we step up, set priorities and trust our people to get things done. We expect the unexpected and adapt quickly. We plan for tomorrow, do the right thing and work together to make a tangible impact.

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For many years our club has treated children and their families to a night out at the Pantomime

Ramsgate Harbour

As well as the many deaths and much suffering, Covid has raised many societal issues which have demanded a response.


The Freda Carr Hospital in Ngora Uganda A hospital restored

The 'Cinderella Bucket' Rotary Club members with guests and members of the public enjoying the concert.

Our Band Concert held at The Pavilion Broadstairs on the 10th April 2022 was a great success.


UPDATE: 15th February 2022. The Rotary Club of Thanet can announce that after their fundraising efforts on 27 November 2021 the club can now donate a ShelterBox. Picture shows members collecting outside our demonstration ShelterBox


Eye treatments delivered by boat along the Mekon river in Cambodia in collaboration with Rotary Clubs in Phnom Penh, France and Belgium. And now Rotary club of Thanet

Liz  and Sam entertaining club members with readings of 'Love Poems' on Valentine's day

Valentine's Night at our club meeting.


£1,000 each to Porchlight, Pilgrims Hospice and Millmead Children's Centre from our latest walk! Over the last three years our club has organised a sponsored walk along the Thanet coast to raise charitable funds.


Rotary Club of Thanet along with Broadstairs Town Team Garden Group plant purple crocus bulbs in support of World Polio Day

Dorothy and John Reid, Frances and David Ward on parade at Viking beach

We were pleased to support Broadstairs Town Team's beach clean in Viking and Stone Bays. And we were at it again, this time helping with the repainting of the jetty in May 2021.

Our guest of honour Sir Henry Cooper OBE, KSG. Our Enery. Flanked by some notable Rotarians Neal Elliott, David Mirsky, John Reid, Roger Rook (sadly now deceased) and (Hon member of our club) Frank Thornley.

Rotary Club of Thanet, in partnership with Ramsgate Boxing Club, organised hugely successful boxing nights raising almost £450,000. A substantial sum which was deployed to good effect.


The Rotary Club of Thanet has raised £636.50 through Graham Channon who was last year’s Master at Arms. At Grahams discretion this amount was donated to The MS Society, a charity close to his and our members hearts.


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