Saturday 29th February 2020

We have had another successful sale of crocuses for Rotary's Purple for Polio fundraising campaign.  Bought last autumn, 5,000 crocus bulbs were potted and carefully nurtured by Maurice Weaver over the winter before being sold on Faversham market last Saturday. In all we raised £360 which will be matched by the Bill Gates Foundation.  

At the same time we bought an additional 10,000 bulbs which we planted alongside the Recreation Ground; these are now in full bloom.



Sunday 16th February 2020

David Simmons was spotted doing a bit of  physical training at the opening of the TGO gym is Faversham last Friday.  Impressive .... but can't say he is really enjoying it though!


Tuesday 14th January 2020

For the past 2 years the Club has sponsored the F1 Team from the QE School Faversham in support at a team of four students involved with creating CO2 propelled race cars.  The team took take part in the National School F1 championships in 2018 and then the F1 Word Championships in November 2019, which they won.  Several club members went to a presentation at the QE earlier this month and we are looking forward to the team coming to speak to us in March


Wednesday 8th January 2020

We have had another very successful year on our pre-Christmas Carol Tour of street collections and static collections at Tescos and have raised £4,464 (before costs); this is an increase of nearly £200 on last year.  All proceeds are devoted to local good causes.  Many thanks to all those in Faversham for their very generous donations, and to all Club members for their efforts in pounding the streets.


Saturday 14th December 2019

The Club ran its annual Christmas lunch for nearly 100 Faversham Senior Citizens on Friday 8th December. After setting up the Alexander Centre, we warmly greeted our guests with coffee or tea, biscuits and chocolate sweets.   A regular troupe of Rotarian volunteers delivered chicken or fish to the 10 tables, serving mushy peas and gravy to appreciative guests. There was a last minute dash to  Ossie’s  to top up on chips and fish, with fish being marginally more popular than the chicken. The good outcome was that there was nothing like the waste of last year. Peter Meaney’s generous donation of Madcat beer went down very well as did the sherry, of which 3 bottles were consumed, and the mini mince pies also seemed to please the guests.


As always we had great external support from local musicians the Fleur Singers, led by Andrew Mussett. Diane Griffin provided a very fine performance of seasonal songs and the cheerful smiling Choir from St Mary’s Primary School delighted the audience too. We were grateful to have Martin Young bring along his sound system and also his guitar to add to the entertainment.


The Mayor Alison Reynolds was fulsome in her praise of Rotary and our community spirit. She said it brought home to her how much Rotary contributed to Faversham. This event made one proud to be a member of Faversham Rotary. 


Friday 15th November 2019

On 1st November  members of the Club planted some 10,000 crocus bulbs at the Recreational Ground in Faversham.  The Club had bought the bulbs as part of the Purple for Polio scheme that raises funds for Rotary's support for worldwide eradication of polio.  The bulbs will flower in the spring when we will see a carpet of purple  at the edge of the ground. At the same time we will once again be selling pots of purple crocuses in the Market Square.   

Fundraising for Faversham Physic Garden

Monday 19th August 2019

Last Sunday the Club supported the Faversham Inner Wheel Bar-b-Q to raise money for the Faversham Physic Garden. Club President Alan Hopkins (left) assisted by Rotarian Scott Reeve are pictured slaving over hot coals (well gas really) to provide the perfet burger!


Thursday 4th July 2019

It's the start of a new Rotary Year, and with it comes a change of President.  After a very successful, full and active year, Sue Hoey steps down and hands over to Alan Hopkins (who was president way back in 1999). 


Saturday 15th June 2019

What a fabulous quiz night we had last night the 14th June! Over 100 people came and supported our charity quiz raising funds for the End Polio Now campaign. The Bill Gates foundation will now put in £2 for every £1 we raised, bringing the total to staggering £2,610.   Thank you so much to all who attended.


Thursday 23rd May 2019

On Sunday 12th May, the International Committee held a fund raising event at the home of renowned pianist, David Willison. David, himself a former Rotarian, gave a recital to around twenty four music enthusiasts many of whom were Rotarians. The recital included music by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. In the interval there were canapés and sparkling wine.

David's explanation of the music and the composers was educative and illuminating adding more depth to a wonderful afternoon of superb piano playing.

The recital raised £378 towards anaesthesia kits.