Nov 122019
Crocuses herald an end to Polio

There will be a display of 4,000 purple crocuses in Woodlands Park, Gravesend next Spring thanks to the Rotary Club of Gravesend assisted by pupils from St George’s Church of England School and Gravesham Borough Council. The flowers will not be there just to look pretty: they will symbolise the efforts of Rotary clubs around

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Oct 302019
Clocktower goes purple for Polio

We marked World Polio Day on Thursday, 24 October, 2019 by arranging with Gravesham Council for the Gravesend Clock Tower to be floodlit in purple, the colour adopted by the End Polio Now campaign. It was great for us to be able to mark World Polio Day in this way and then explain to the

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Oct 162019
Clock Tower to shine purple on World Polio Day

Gravesend’s famous Clock Tower will shine purple from sunset to midnight on Thursday, 24 October, 2019, joining thousands of buildings around the globe for World Polio Day. Polio now seems a distant memory in the UK although our children are still routinely vaccinated against it. Gravesend Rotary is supporting the global campaign to see the

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Oct 152019
Rotarians visit Footsteps in Kenya

On Tuesday evening two of our members Di Trimm and Chris Keeble gave a presentation to the three local Rotary clubs about their trip to Kenya. The purpose of the visit was to spend 2 weeks in and around The Sunshine Centre in Naivasha, Kenya. The Centre is organised by two special people, Martin and

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Sep 292019
Wrotham Road School to help ShelterBox

Wrotham Road Primary School has chosen ShelterBox as one the charities it will support by raising funds in this new academic year. A team from Rotary Club of Gravesend visited the school on 16th September and Chris Keeble spoke to the pupils (see photo above) about disaster relief and the part ShelterBox plays. On display

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Aug 092019
Tribute to PolioPlus in Parliament

Former Prime Minister, Theresa May, paid tribute to Rotary’s work in eradicating polio, in particular to Judith Diment, Chair of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force. It followed a question from Alistair Burt MP, a former Middle East and International Development Minister. He asked: “Can I thank my Right Honourable Friend for her work supporting

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Jul 032019
Cecil Road School raises £1,069 for ShelterBox

On Wednesday 26th June 2019 the Rotary Club of Gravesend received a cheque for £1069.80p from the pupils and staff of Cecil Road School, Gravesend.  This money was raised for the  ShelterBox Charity, the Rotary inspired organisation which sends boxes of  emergency supplies  to areas stricken by natural and man made disasters  such as earthquakes,

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Jun 202019
Visit from our French twinned club

At the beginning of June 2019 members of the French Rotary Club of Cosne-Sancerre visited Gravesend for 5days of camaraderie and exchanges of experiences with Gravesend Rotary. The clubs have exchanged visits over many years. President Tony Muckley welcomed the visitors, and Martine Melier, President of the Cosne-Sancerre Club brought the very best salutations from

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Oct 122018
Cecil Road School supports Shelterbox

Members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend    gave a talk to the pupils of Cecil Road Primary School  today 11th Oct and showed them what was in the Shelterboxes that are  being sent to Indonesia. Afterwards the deputy head teacher Carrie Old  announced that   the children would be fund raising over the coming weeks to

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Nov 232016
News from North Kigezi

The Reverend Ken Berken and Canon Rachel are long standing friends of our club and visit us  whenever  they can during their visits to the UK. Recently we were pleased to give them another cheque for their work with the orphan children of North Kigezi and learn of the latest developments in that area of

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