Mar 162015

BreathEasy presentation 2015Recently the Club presented BreatheEasy Gravesham with a cheque for £200. Acknowledging this, its Treasurer said

“On behalf of the BreatheEasy Gravesham group I would like to say a very grateful and sincere thank you, to all of the Rotarians for thinking of us and nominating the BreatheEasy Gravesham groupfor another gift so soon after your earlier very generous donation. Once again our sincere thanks to you all, as this money will allow us to support the residents of Gravesham who suffer with breathing difficulties.”

BreatheEasy groups are local groups which support the British Lung Foundation.

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Jeff Glover

Mar 142015

International quiz 2015The winning team at our annual International Quiz night  look pleased with their prize….a bottle each and a couple to spare!   This year the evening raised nearly £400  which will be sent to Medecins Sans Frontieres to help in the fight against the ebola disease in West Africa.

 Bob Denby

Mar 092015

Civic day 2015The Mayor of Gravesend Councilor John Caller and the Lady Mayoress Mrs Sue Caller  were guests of the Rotary Club of Gravesend for the club’s annual Civic Day lunch on Monday 7th March.

In his address to the members, the Mayor said that during his year in office he had been most impressed by the amount of work that went on behind the scenes to help those in need. He said that “Throughout the Borough  there are groups of  volunteers quietly working  away to make other peoples lives that much better. None of them seek recognition for what they do but all are improving  the quality of life for so many people and deserve the  thanks of everyone in Gravesham.

He thanked Rotary for its continued  support for the many smaller charities through it’s annual “On Your Bike”  sponsored cycle ride  and said that once again this year both he and the Lady Mayoress intended  to take part.

Bob Denby

Mar 072015

Marie Curie collection 2015 sShoppers in Gravesend last Saturday  7th March generously supported the Marie Curie Cancer Care  Daffodil Day collection.

Rotary Club members were out in force in the town centre selling daffodil badges for the charity and raised over £350.

Founded in 1948 to nurse cancer patients in their own homes Marie Curie Cancer Care,  now has hospices and research facilities throughout the UK and supports over 40,000 terminally ill patients and their families.

Pictured giving her pocket money to help is  6 year old Jaslene from Bean with a Rotarian helper.

“The fine weather  put everyone in the mood to help a good cause”,  said Rotarian club organiser Duncan Hiscock ,” our club has been raising funds for Marie Curie for over 15 years and once again we would like to thank all who supported us.”

Bob Denby