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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Apr 172016
On Your Bike 2016

A fine day greeted the riders on the promenade at Gravesend on Sunday 17th April 2016. It was the 30th “On Your Bike” and over 600 riders entered. They came from far and wide and were aged from 10 to 82. The video of the start is below the photos.    

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Feb 062015
ON Your Bike entry form now available

The countdown has begun – there are 72 days before On Your Bike on the 19th April! The entry form is now available from our web site so you can download it now; Go to the web site at: http://www.onyourbikegravesend.webeden.co.uk/#/enter/4582003946 If this does not work as a clickable link then copy and paste it into your

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Oct 162014
Friends of Kigesi

Rotary clubs in the Southeast have supported the rev Ken Berkin who has been helping orphans in the Ugandan township of Kigezi for several years. Recently our club gave him £600 towards building a clinic and on October 6th 2014 Ken visited our club with Rachel Harris his chairman of trustees to tell us of the

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Jan 212014
Brompton Barracks Curry Lunch

No, not at the local Gravesend Tandoori but at the headquarters of the Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks. On Saturday the 18th of January with tickets and photo IDs clutched in hand, we approached the smart young soldier on guard duty at the barracks gate. On his clipboard, our names were ticked off and we

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Dec 202012
Charities' presentation

December 2012 – Pictured are the representatives of 10 local charities who were presented with cheques totalling some £4,000 at an evening meeting on 5th December 2012. This amount was part of that  raised by the “On Your Bike” cyclists, in April this year. The EllenourLions Hospice in Northfleet has already received support from the

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Aug 012012
Keep Schools Tidy

August 2012 – Pupils from Lawn Primary School Northfleet have won this year’s annual competition to find the Tidiest School in Gravesham.

At the Mayors Parlour in the Civic Centre last Monday 9th July 2012 representatives from the school were awarded a cheque for £250 and a certificate together with the annual challenge shield. The competition which is run by the Rotary Club of Gravesend is now in its 25th year and is open to all the primary schools in Graveseham.

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Jun 302012
Sea Cadets

June 2012 – On June 6th at the Gravesend Sea Cadets parade Brian Portway President of the Rotary Club of Gravesend presented the Commanding Officer with a cheque for £640 towards the cost of improved workshop and training facilities.

An ex-shipping container will be turned into a modern up to date dual facility unit used to maintain essential equipment and to teach the cadets basic skills in engineering and training.

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Jun 302012
Dartford Golf

June 2012 – What a fine day at the Darenth Valley Golf Club, it was warm and the sun was out. We all had our coffee and bacon roll and after a little practice putting, the four of us from Gravesend were ready for action. Unfortunately there were a lot of people playing the course

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May 302012
Macmillan Walk

On a very cold, overcast and wet Sunday morning in May, members of the Club helped to marshal over 160 walkers and their canine companions wind their way through the muddy lanes around Cobham Hall and Luddesdown. Despite the conditions, the determination of the participants along with some encouragement and guidance from the Macmillan organisers and helpers ensured that everyone completed their set distance. The hot coffee and cream scones at the finish were appreciated by one and all. The first photo shows our members getting a warm drink before setting out.

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