Apr 222020
Help for footsteps International in Kenya

The picture shows boys from the Sunshine Centre in Naivasha Kenya. It was taken last July when two of our members, Di Trimm and Chris Keeble with their spouses Malcolm and Marion visited and worked at the Centre for two weeks. Footsteps International Charity started the Sunshine Centre nearly 20 years ago to provide accommodation

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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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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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Sep 162016

We recently joined with our contact club in Cosne-Sancerre in France to provide some help for schools in Haitai. This was a project they initiated. They have recently sent us the following message and video: It is with great pleasure that I am sending you a link to a film that was made about our

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Feb 182016
News from Kigezi

The Rev Ken Berken visited the club on 22.2.16 to update members on his childrens charity in the village of Kigezi in Uganda. Our club has supported Ken in his work for some years and this time presented him with a cheque to help bring fresh water and sanitation to the orphan’s home in this

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May 052015
Collecting for Nepal

Our Club responded quickly to the needs of Nepal following the disastrous earthquake. At our meeting on 27 April we decided to hold a street collection. The licence was obtained and the collection held on the following Saturday. There was a fantastic response from the townspeople of Gravesham. A total of £1,431.27 was collected between 10am

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Feb 252015
Gravesend Pupils Help Disaster Victims

Pupils, parents and staff at Wrotham Road Primary School with Christmas collections and non-uniform days have raised £600 to help victims of disasters. This followed a recent visit to the school by members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend who told the children about the Shelterbox scheme which provides help for disaster victims who have lost

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