Community

Dec 022019
 
Charities Receive Grants

Every year the Rotary Club of Gravesend raises thousands of pounds for charity. Much of that comes from its annual sponsored On Your Bike ride thanks to the generosity of hundreds of cyclists. Some of this year’s money, £3,000, was presented to six charities on Tuesday. The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Gurdip Bungar, kindly hosted

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Nov 232019
 
Poppy Collection

Rotary club of Gravesend members and their wives have for years helped the British Legion on their Poppy Collection days. and this year has been no exception. In the fortnight before Remembrance Day members of the club and their wives were helping the British Legion on its stall at Asda in Gravesend. Pictured at Gravesend’s

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Sep 112019
 
Help for Hive Hope children's lunches

Many children who rely on free school lunches during school terms risk being undernourished in the holidays if their parents cannot afford to feed them properly. Hive Hope is a Northfleet charity that runs a food bank but it also provides free lunches for those children during school holidays. During August it did this twice

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Aug 032019
 
Rotary at Library Community Day

Gravesend Rotary was invited to take part in a community day at KCC Library at Marling Cross. Several charities and voluntary organisations were represented such a Girl Guides, Age Concern, St John Ambulance and Embroidery Guild. We were there to tell visitors about the work of Rotary and how we can help the local community.

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May 052019
 
Munchies at Cobham

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

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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

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Apr 142019
 
Hive Hope Food Bank - School Break Meals

Youngsters who are eligible for free school lunches are supported during the school breaks by the Hive Hope Food Bank. On Friday 12th April 2019 Andrew Moffat and Tony Muckley from Gravesend Rotary and Sue Muckley from the Gravesend Inner Wheel Club joined Deborah Keys and her Hive Hope team to serve up a nourishing

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Nov 272017
 
Purple4Polio - Crocuses at the Crematorium

Purple crocuses flowering at Thamesview Crematorium next Spring will be part of a world-wide battle against polio. Gravesend Rotary presented 5,000 crocus corms to the new crematorium and cemetery at Gravesend as part of the Purple4Polio campaign to raise awareness and funds to eradicate the disease. Purple is the colour of the dye placed on

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Mar 192017
 
Helping Marie Curie Cancer Care

Every year the Rotary club of Gravesend helps  local and national charities, including Marie Curie Cancer Care with their Daffodil Day collection. This year over £608  for the Marie Curie home nursing service was  donated by the shoppers at  Gravesend’s Asda supermarket. On Saturday, March 11th 2017  members of the Gravesend  Phab club, which provides

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Dec 262016
 
A Visit to Hive Hope Food Bank

Our Club supports the Hive Hope food bank in Northfleet. It received an unexpected request for help when we were asked to supply a Father Christmas for its Christmas party. Representatives accompanied Chris Keeble who bravely took on the challenge and afterwards said he enjoyed it!

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