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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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Turning St Dunstan’s Church purple for World Polio Day

Members of the three Rotary clubs in Canterbury (Rotary Club of Canterbury, Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise and Canterbury Forest of Blean Rotary Club) jointly lit up St Dunstan’s Church in purple yesterday, World Polio Day,

Once present in many countries, including the UK, wild type polio is now found just in two: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Globally, Rotary has played a key role in the eradication efforts through mass immunisation and health education programmes around the world. Over the years our club has been happy to raise awareness and support these efforts through various fundraising activities. (In case you wondered, the colour purple is inspired by the colour of the dye painted on a child’s little finger to signify they have received their potentially life-saving polio vaccine and has come to symbolise the fight against polio.)

After lighting up the church, a number of Rotarians and their friends joined a quiz night held at The Monument in Canterbury that helped raised further funds for the cause.

DONT FORGET! You can still download our “purple” recipe e-book for FREE – just click here for details. If you can, we’d appreciate a donation.

Picture: Rotarians pose outside the purple church. Picture credit: Rotary Club of Canterbury. With thanks to Phil Abbott for providing and setting up the lights.

We hope to have some more pictures on our Dacebook page soon.


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