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VISIT TO RNLI AT SHEERNESS 16TH JULY

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 9:43am

On Sunday we were treated to a morning out on the Minster RNLI Lifeboat to see the work they do in keeping lives safe when in distress. We went out in to the Thames estuary and circled the Montgomery wreck and watched a 'Man Overboard' training rescue session. We were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the crew on the large vessel and the smaller RIB boat. Thanks to all the team at the Minster lifeboat station for a very memorable experience!!

Bottle Stall at the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital Summer Fair raises £171

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:37am

 Once again the Club ran a bottle stall in support of The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital at their Summer Fair last Saturday the 1st July.

This is a popular event which the club has supported for a number of years and this year was no exception.  Lots of visitors to the Fair tried their luck on the bottle stall and their were many lucky winners.  With prizes ranging from washing-up liquid and bubble bath to soft drinks, wines and spirits, some winners were more lucky than others!  It was great to see that at the end the day we raised £171  for the Hospital.

 

 

QE SCHOOL F1 PROJECT

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:14am

On Monday this week our club had an extremely interesting presentation from George and Zoe of the "IQ F1 Team" from the QE School Faversham. Our club sponsored them to take part in the National School F1 championships. Participants had to approach the project using all aspects of engineering and commerce and adhere to rigid rules laid down by the Schools F1 organisation. The great news is the QE School team came 4th out of over 50 teams. Their determination and skill will hopefully get them up the table next year so they can compete at the international finals. 

PRESIDENT'S NIGHT 17 JUNE 2017

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:39pm

We had a Bollywood theme for this year's annual President's Evening, which was held on Saurday 17th June at Creek Creative in Faversham.  Everyone got into the spirit of the occassion and there were some magnificant costumes - President Duncan and Rachel (right) certainly excelled.  In line with the theme, the meal was a delicious curry banquet provided by Corrinne's Creative Kitchen, and after supper we were entertained (and tried) to some Indian dancing under the direction of Emily Cook from the Faversham based Khushi Feet charity that supports homeless children in Kolkata.

NEW TROPHIES FOR FAVERSHAM SWIMMING CLUB

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 10:01am

Faversham Swimming Club swimmers are celebrating the award of two new trophies, presented by the Rotary Club of Faversham. Club President Duncan Holliday and Vice President Ruth Carlisle visited the club during a busy training session for a surprise presentation to Libby Cheeseman and Zach Smith, who were nominated as “most improved swimmers” by their teachers. 

FAVERSHAM PROMS IN THE MARKET

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 14/06/2017 - 9:52am

On the 9th June the Club provided some marshals for the annual Proms in the Market concert organized by the Town Council.  The weather for the evening was perfect and the crowd were entertained by the Mission Brass Band and Faversham Choral Society with the repertoire culminating in traditional Last Night of the Proms music.  Ted and Cindy (pictured) certainly got into the spirit of the evening.

St. George's Day Lunch

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 11:36am

The St. George's Day Lunch for the elderly of Faversham has become a much-loved annual fixture. Held in the Alexander Centre, a Fish & Chip lunch was enjoyed by all and music was provided Doug Wake and Diane Griffin, followed by the Fleur Singers and St. Mary of Charity Primary School choir.

Supporting 3rd World Entrepeuners

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Thu, 13/04/2017 - 9:10am

Our Club's International Committee is helping small 3rd World entrepreneurs get their businesses off to a successful start via the special Crowd Funding organisation, Lend With Care. By lending small amounts of money to these entrepreneurs we are helping these people achieve commercial independence and employ people in areas where there is little opportunity. As the money is paid back we re-invest in similar projects. Read Kry Pak's story and get an insight to how we are helping.

Charity Auction

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Thu, 13/04/2017 - 9:02am

Thank you to everyone who came to our charity auction on Sunday at the West Faversham Community Centre We had 320 lots and everyone had a great time. We raised a total of £1,250 which will be used to support local and international good causes.

LITERACY BOX PROJECT

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:14am

At last   .....  following our collection last summer (see previous news items), our Literacy Box together with the Ospringe School's sponsored box, have arrived in Zambia and have been very well received by the partner school.

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