May 052019

nThe Gravesend Rotary team participated at this year’s Munchies on the Meadow event in Cobham on Saturday 4th May. We assisted the smooth coordination of the event and pitched our gazebo to advertise the On Your Bike ride on 12th May and to hand out ICE (In Case of Emergency) cards.

At times the weather was not kind but it did not deter the Gravesend team and gave an opportunity for them to provide hospitality in the gazebo during the hail and rain storms. Bob Denby struck a new friendship with Bella in the refreshment tent to keep Gravesend Rotary team well-nourished during the long day.

President Tony said, “It was an enjoyable day for everyone including for the Mayor of Gravesham David Hurley who will start the OYB event next weekend. We were very happy to roll up our sleeves and support the Munchies organisers for the second year in a row. Many people visited our gazebo and showed much interest in the imminent OYB  cycle ride and were amazed by how dynamic our club is in the local business and social communities. The ICE cards were a hit and very much appreciated by event-goers for the added safety provided in case of an emergency.”

Tony Muckley

May 022019

Deborah Keys and her willing band of helpers were again providing meals for youngsters who are eligible for free school meals, this time at the Northfleet Central on Saturday 20th April.

Following on from the assistance given by Andrew Moffat and Tony and Sue Muckley, this time John Dyke and John Baker rolled up sleeves and joined in the fun.

John Dyke proved himself to be a dab hand at drying up dishes etc, and John Baker went back to childhood, and endeavoured to get racing cars running on a track.

After playtime of around 30 minutes, some 20 local children and parents were provided with a two-course hot meal and drinks.

Another example of the Rotary Club’s involvement in the local community, and particularly where we can help other Charities in the Town who are supporting the more needy.

John Baker