Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 10:56am

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

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 12:17pm

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!


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 12:34pm

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). 


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 5:25pm

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.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:23pm

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.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:16pm

It was with great pleasure that President Sue Hoey awarded 3 prestigious Paul Harris Fellowships to members of the Club in honour of their long and outstanding contribution to Rotary over many years.  The new Fellows are Jim Young, Alan Hopkins and Ted Wilcox, who are all pictured with Sue.  Well done to them all!.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 16/04/2019 - 2:24pm

The Club has continued to support Literacy Box, which provides books and equipment for schools in Africa, by running a fundraising Wine Tasting evening last Friday, 12th April.  Clarrisa and Trevor, together with Michael and Sue, ran themed tasting sessions in their homes, with guests changing venues half way through the evening.  Each tasting session was supported by some excellent light snacks.   Many thanks to both sets of hosts for a lovely evening and well done on raising over £374.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:47am

Ahoy there!

Faversham Rotary Club funded the original play areaat the Swiming Pool nearly 30 years ago, so the Club is delighted to have been involved with the refurbishment, which was chosen to mark the Club’s 70th anniversary. Through donations, grants and fund-raising activities, the Club contributed £10,000 to the project, which was led by Swale Borough Council.

The newly improved and upgraded Faversham Pools Play Area is now open.  All the previous equipment has been completely replaced. With slide, musical play panel and hammock, the centrepiece is a brand new pirate ship - after all, Faversham is on a tidal creek! There’s also a roundabout, swings and an octopus seesaw. The colourful safety surface includes a starfish and other sea-themed graphics. The area provides a safe environment for adventurous play for children with a wide range of abilities.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 13/03/2019 - 12:00pm

Thank you to all the  people of Faversham. On Saturday 2nd March we joined the rest of the Rotary movement in helping eradicate Polio from our planet. As part of the Purple for Polio initiative in exchange for a donation people received a pot bursting with purple crocuses. As a result we raised in excess of £500!! This will be tripled thanks to Rotary International support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation whereby every £1 we raise the Foundation will add £2. This makes a huge difference and we are very grateful to those who helped.



Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 3:45pm

On Thursday 13th December 80 local Senior Citizens came to lunch at the Alexander Centre where they were entertained to Christmas carols sung by Faversham singers and 37 young pupils from St Mary’s Primary School. Faversham Rotary members have maintained this tradition for some years and new member Clarissa Hanna offered to organise it for the first time.

As the guests arrived they were greeted personally and warmly by Rotary members and entered a well decorated room complete with helium balloons and festive tablecloths. Local musicians sang as the guests settled in and drank tea and biscuits and of course, the ubiquitous Quality Street chocolates.   Faversham’s Mayor Trevor Abrams came along with the Lady Mayoress. They and Rotary President Sue Hoey welcomed Mr Oz from Ossie’s Fish and Chip Shop who personally ensured the safe delivery of sufficient packages of freshly cooked Fish and chips to serve to the guests. The Mayor and his wife sat and ate alongside the senior citizens, chatting and joining in the carols sang beautifully by the schoolchildren. Afterwards the children handed out mince pies while Rotarians served glasses of sherry to the guests. Sue Hoey had earlier signed Christmas cards for each guest to take home with them. Some of the guests even got up to dance with the children.

Obviously we have to rely on the generosity of local business people like Ossie’s, and the generosity of Rotarians who donated items such as crackers, sherry and chocolates. Above all it was a team effort and without fellow Rotarians’ willingness to give freely of their time and goodwill, including volunteering to drive the minibus, it would not have been such a successful event. “