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Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
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Lunchtime Meeting Agm & May Business Meeting

7th May 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground
Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
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A cheque to Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Members from our team that focuses on helping the local community were very pleased to visit Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre just before Christmas and hand over a cheque for £500.

As stated on their website, Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre C.I.O is a small resident-led charity. It was built to address the needs of a pre-war council estate in “an acknowledged area of poverty and deprivation, and in response to the many front-page headlines regarding community unrest and years of largely youth-centred crime and anti-social behaviour”.

Due to the cost of living crisis, some of the families in the area found themselves in very difficult circumstances; the Centre therefore got in touch with us to ask if we could help them.

With our £500 donation, the Centre was able to purchase a large microwave oven (suitable for defrosting microwaveable meals) and small tables and chairs – this allowed the Centre to host a Christmas party for children in the area.

We understand that the youngsters really enjoyed the party, and families welcomed the temporary respite from financial worries during the festive season. Of course the microwave will continue to help the Centre. The tables and chairs will provide a cafe area for people from Thanington to eat in the Centre if they do not have gas or electricity at home because of the rise in prices.

To learn more about the Centre, the community it serves and the facilities it provides, click here

Picture: Rotarians David Lewis (left) and Jim Gascoyne (right) present the cheque for £500 to Paula Spencer, CEO of the Centre. Paula will hopefully be talking to our Club soon about the Centre – so look out for an article in due course! Picture credit: Rotary Club of Canterbury. 

 

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