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Final of the Innovation Competition,

26th June 2024
Venue: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University
The Rotary Club of Canterbury welcomes you to the final of our 2024 Innovation Competition being held at Canterbury Christ Church University. Eleven young people have reached the final and will be
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"Banters with Bonkers" Fundraising Evening with Andy McConnell

13th July 2024
Venue: Prince of Wales Youth Club
"Banter with Bonkers" Charity Fundraiser for the Price of Wales Youth Club. Join us for an evening of reminiscences from Andy McConnell, aka "The Glass Man" BBC TV Antiques Roadshow specialist. 
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Helping school uniforms find a home

A local private primary school went into receivership recently and parents contacted our Club’s Community Service Committee, via our website, to ask whether we could use old school uniforms for any of the charities we have links with.

After considering options it seemed more appropriate to pass these to Folkestone charity Operation Sunshine, which sends shipping containers full of clothing and various equipment to Zambia. Our International Committee has supported this charity in the past.

We collected 12 bags of shirts, trousers, skirts, blazers and socks and these were taken down to Capel le Ferne where the containers are packed. Past President (PP) Geoff Goodban, as the official receiver, was then able to add a further 10 sacks of clothing and he and  PP John Hill, in his van, delivered them also. The items were gratefully received.

Reflecting on the situation, John said: “I feel this was a good example of the use of the website and co-operation between two of our committees and the charities with which we have connections.”

For more about Operation Sunshine click here

With thanks to PP John Hill. Picture credit: Pixaby/OpenClipart-Vectors.


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