Thanet Volunteer Centre to celebrate 30th birthday with Bunnings BBQ and rock hunting challenge

Charlie and Shaila have decorated rocks for the 30th birthday celebration

The Thanet Volunteer Centre will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a charity barbecue at Bunnings tomorrow (Saturday, April 21).

Representatives will talk to visitors about the Over 50s Forum, social activities, volunteering and transport, services and network lunches, as well as serve up barbecue food!

They also need 20 volunteers to collected rocks painted for them by youngsters Charlie Hayman and Shaila Palmer-Brackett.

Charlie is head boy at Newington primary and Shaila is in year 5 and a Ramsgate sea cadet. She also volunteers at the Silver Sunday events and both children supported the recent Newington Natters day.

They have been painting the rocks for Thanet Volunteer Centre and Thanet Community Support Partnership to help their #BeSomeonesRock campaign to prevent loneliness in the Thanet community.

If volunteers could collect rocks from the barbecue at Bunnings for them to then be hidden (and discovered) as part of the fun with the Thanet Rock Hunters facebook group.

Just turn up to help out, or join the fun, which takes place at the store all day from 9am.