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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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Purple-themed recipe e-book: help eradicate polio from the world!

Members of our club, the Rotary Club of Canterbury, have worked together with members of the Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunsrise to produce a purple-themed recipe e-book (i.e. a digital book) in order to raise awareness about polio and Rotary’s work to help eradicate this potentially devastating disease from the world*. 

The unique book features recipes suggested by Rotarians, Inner Wheel members and their family and friends and will focus on foods or ingredients that are bluey-purple, pinky-purple, reddish-purple or purply-purple! There’s lots more in the book too.

How to download the e-book

To download a FREE copy of this unique e-book (PDF format), which is not available anywhere else, click here [compressed PDF, 2.31MB]

Please make a donation to PolioPlus

We would love it if you would make a donation to support PolioPlus* if you have enjoyed the book or any of the recipes within it, or if you just want to donate to our fundraising for PolioPlus.

To make a donation via PayPal (select Purple Recipe Book from drop-down menu):



Alternatively, you can:

  • Post a cheque payable to: The Rotary Club of Canterbury Trust Fund to:
    The Treasurer, Rotary Club of Canterbury (Recipe Book), c/o 28 Whitehall Gardens, Canterbury CT2 8BD.


  • Pay by bank transfer to Sort Code 60-04-27 Account No 46120327. Please use the Reference: RECIPEBK

We suggest a donation of £5 – £10, but would be grateful for however much or little you can afford. All the money raised will go to PolioPlus.

** If you have any queries, please contact us, putting “recipe book” into the subject line.

Gift Aid – help us raise even more for PolioPlus at no cost to you

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like the Rotary Club to be able to recover the Gift Aid on your donation, then please download, print off and complete the Gift Aid form and either:

  • Return it in the envelope with your cheque and post to:
    • The Treasurer, Rotary Club of Canterbury, c/o 28 Whitehall Gardens, Canterbury CT2 8BD.
  • Or, if you have made a bank transfer, please annotate the date of your transfer on the form and post it to:
    • The Treasurer, Rotary Club of Canterbury, c/o 28 Whitehall Gardens, Canterbury CT2 8BD.

Download the Gift Aid form by clicking here

Many thanks for your interest and we hope you have a purple-licious time using our recipe book!

*About polio and PolioPlus

As recently as the late 1980s polio was a devastating disease, endemic in 125 countries around the world. Thanks to the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), with which Rotary partners, there are now just two countries left with wild type polio. Rotary’s PolioPlus programme was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale.

Why purple?

The colour purple symbolises Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio – a purple dye is used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised. Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland’s Purple4Polio campaign raises awareness for Rotary’s battle to eradicate polio now and forever.

We want to help Rotary, through its PolioPlus programme, to work towards the global eradication of polio. By donating to our fundraising for PolioPlus you will be helping us to do this.





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St Lawrence Cricket Ground
Old Dover Road,
Canterbury, Kent,
CT1 3NZ,
United Kingdom

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