News

Apr 212018
 
On Your Bike

About 600 cyclists left the Riverside Leisure Area at Gravesend on Sunday to enjoy a ride in the countryside around Gravesend and raise money for charity. There were three routes: 15, 30 and 45 miles and riders included people of all ages from children to people in their 80s. The ride was started by the

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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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Aug 102017
 
Club's 90th Birthday celebration

Members of Gravesend Rotary Club recently marked the club’s 90 years of service to the town with a birthday lunch attended by 67 Rotarians and guests. Among them was the President of the national Rotary organisation Denis Spiller, who congratulated members on their long record of service to the people of Gravesend District governor Carol

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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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Dec 202016
 
Donations to Local Charities 2016

It has become difficult to choose those organisations which need our help but the representatives of Age UK, Alzheimers & Dementia Support Services, Multiple Sclerosis Support, PHAB, Waterside Family Support, Hi Kent for the Deaf, House of Mercy and Hive Hope Food Bank all agreed that it was the work of Gravesend Rotary that made their work

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Nov 272016
 
Help for the Poppy Collection 2016

A record amount was collected at the Asda supermarket Gravesend when British Legion supporters together with local Rotarians and youth groups, manned this years stall between November 1st and 12th. Past president of the Rotary Club of Gravesend Peter Torres (pictured with this years youngest poppy wearer 9 months old Amber Tenison-Bramer from Northfleet with

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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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Sep 052016
 
Bat & Trap at Meopham 2016

The photograph of our past president John Dyke attempting to score another run at the annual Bat and Trap fixture with Rotarians from Rochester sums up our activities on a perfect summer Sunday afternoon.  Look around the scene…plenty of sunshine, room to stretch out and enjoy it after lunch in the marquee and watch someone

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