Thanet community news: Litter pick, tennis, charity on the move and more

Thanet Photographers' litter pick Photo David Townsend

Thanet Photographers’ litter pick

Twenty-six people turned out for a litter pick on Margate Main Sands yesterday (June 30).

The pick was organised by members of Thanet Photographers group. The members cleared 36 bags of rubbish with each bag having an average weight of 5.3 kilos.

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Organiser John Horton said: “There was great work by all. The TDC cleansing crew were marvellous and so were their staff.

“We got 36 bags in total, each bag an average weight of 5.3 kilo, and the beach looked a whole lot better when we’d finished.”

Kent Community Foundation

Kent Community Foundation. Picture:

Kent Community Foundation is hosting a free advice and information session for voluntary organisations and community groups in Kent on Wednesday 11 July from 9.30am to 12pm at Trinity Community Resource Centre in Margate.

The purpose of the event is to enable groups to meet the team at Kent Community Foundation, so they can receive advice on accessing funding available in Kent, what current and up and coming funds there are, the application assessment process and what the Kent Community Foundation looks for, access to social lending (Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund) and also grants available for individuals.

There will also be a talk from Big Lottery on their latest funding and a feature on tops tips for social media.

Kent Community Foundation is also offering short one to one funding advice sessions which can be booked at [email protected] or call 01303 814 500.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive of Kent Community Foundation comments: “This is an excellent opportunity for small organisations who are looking for funding to come and talk to us directly, so we can give them the benefit of our knowledge and experience and also hopefully match them with some suitable funding. It is increasingly difficult and can be very time consuming for smaller organisations to access funding, so we hope to provide them with the knowledge to navigate their way through this process more effectively.”

Ramsgate Rotary Club

New president Pat Hersant with out-going president Graham

Ramsgate Rotary Club has its third female president in four years.

Patricia Hersant, a member of the club for four years, took over the chain of office from  Graham Larcombe on Tuesday night, in front of  representatives of all  five  Thanet clubs.

Pat, whose work was in retail, outlined her plans for the year   and thanked the club for the confidence they had placed in her.

Henry Golding was presented with his insignia as President Elect.

East Kent Headway

Headway East Kent – Thanet, has moved from Foresters Hall Meeting Street Ramsgate and relocated anew on June 18 to 160 Margate Road Ramsgate CT12 6AA  . Our new contact number is 01843 593084 should anyone want to contact us.

The charity’s aims are:

  • To increase awareness of brain injury and its consequences
  • To initiate activities and campaigns which will reduce the incidence of brain injury
  • To provide information and support for people with brain injuries, their relatives and carers and concerned professional people
  • To promote improved approaches to brain injury screening, acute care, assessment, rehabilitation and community re-entry
  • To assist people with brain injuries to return to community living, including access to appropriate accommodation, social outlets, and productive activity

Margate Lawn Tennis Club

MLTC is holding an open day and fete on July 22 from 1pm to 6pm.

There will be stalls with games of skill, things to buy and food to eat. As part of ‘The great British Weekend’ there will be plenty of opportunities to swing a racket! get some tips from the pro’s and get detailed information about joining our club either as an adult, or maybe how to get your children involved in our regular coaching sessions.

  • Try your hand at tennis
  • Grand Raffle
  • Licensed bar
  • Hoopla
  • Barbecue
  • Tin Can Towers
  • Cake stall
  • Beanie Challenge
  • Hit the Bully

The club is based at Tivoli Park Avenue, Margate.