Community

Apr 252020
 
Hive Hope & Covid-19

Our club has supported this local charity by financial donations for a number of years, and in addition in recent school holidays, members have been involved in “hands-on” help with the provision of hot meals during School holidays for the less fortunate youngsters. The present Covid-19 pandemic rules have put a stop to the latter,

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Mar 172020
 

On Friday 13th March 2020 the Thamesview School Year 11 students made presentations on designing and marketing a hat. It was part of their assessed course work. Their presentations were made to three panels of assessors. Rotarians John Baker and Tony Muckley sat on two of the panels. The theme of the presentations was to

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Feb 172020
 
Preparing Students for their Vocations

On 31 January, Rotarians Tony Muckley, Brian and Ruth Portway supported Thamesview School as interviewers for the mock interviews of Grade 10 students. The event was expertly structured and coordinated by Ms. Nerys Sandy, KS4/5 CEIAG and Student Support Coordinator. About 140 students selected one of four proforma jobs ( Vehicle Mechanic, Administration Assistant, Trainee

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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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