Thanet community news: Hereson reunion, Serenaders Ladies Choir, NBE Fitness and award for Home Instead

Hereson boys 1954

Hereson reunion

A reunion for class 1B1 who attended Hereson School in 1954 will take place next April following an appeal by former pupil Sid Anning.

All classmates will be 80 come next year and to celebrate this Sid has organised the class reunion to take place at the Racing Greyhound pub in Hereson Road from 1pm-3.30pm on April 1 next year.

Sid put out an appeal in The Isle of Thanet News earlier this year to track down his former classmates.

He said: “I have been lucky to find a few more, but would like to get as many as I can if possible.

“Once I have a name I can go to Ancestry (UK) and have found a few that way, but would like a lot more. Sadly, some have passed away.”

Get in touch with Sidney via email at [email protected]

Sidney’s appeal to track down these Hereson classmates from 1954

Serenaders Ladies Choir

Following a very successful Summer Concert in July the Serenaders Ladies’ Choir are, as the saying goes ”back in business.”

Our charity concert held in July was very well supported and we are delighted to have raised £814 which the Cheerful Sparrows Thanet charity were thrilled to receive.

During the next few weeks the choir have several events arranged. In September we have been invited to sing at a local Care Home and  have more events arranged between now and Christmas, when of course our annual Christmas Carol Concert is to be held at St Philips Church in Palm Bay on Saturday 17th December at 2.30pm.

Ladies, if you can sing, and fancy being part of a friendly team  that has raised thousands of pounds for charity, having fun whilst  doing it, then please get in touch with our Musical Director Janice Regan on 01843 224027 or our publicity officer Chris Buffrey on 07711938373 email: ch[email protected] All you need is a love of music and an ability to sing in tune.

Please come along to any of our rehearsals. We meet on a Monday evening at 7.30pm at St. Philips  Church in Palm Bay.

NBE Fitness

Trek n Talk

11 am – 12 noon on 1st October

Meet at 49 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ.

Wheelchairs, buggies, children, friends, family, and dogs Every BODY welcome


We will trek to Westgate and return to base for drinks and snacks.

There will be signage to show you where we are.

During the walk there will be people with high vis vests on to ask questions.

At the halfway point you are able to turn back if you wish.

Home Instead

Home Instead Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate has been declared a ‘5 star’ employer, showing that care is a worthwhile career path to take. The home care company’s employees have commended the company due to factors such as top-quality training opportunities and supportive leadership.

All employees of the home care company were invited to take part in an anonymous survey by independent employee engagement experts WorkBuzz. Home Instead Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate is delighted to have received an impressive employee engagement score of 90, a rating that few companies achieve.

100% of care professionals said their job gives them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, while 96% said they have access to the training they need to do their job well.

The owner of Home Instead Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, Kevan Barr, is calling for more people to come onboard and join the team who have praised the company for being a supportive employer. There are 20 care professional vacancies on offer for people who want to begin or further a career in care.

Kevan Barr said: “We have worked hard to develop a culture where everyone in the team is valued for their input and is supported with training and development as well as career progression opportunities. This award bears testament to the value of that culture and we are all delighted to be named a 5 star employer.”

To find out more about Home Instead Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate and the home care services they provide, please call 01843 862268 or visit