Thanet community news: Wilderness to Wonderland sponsors, Armed Forces Day, Montefiore concert, Ramsgate Sea Scouts and young artists prize-giving

Your Move Margate sponsor the team from Wilderness to Wonderland

Wilderness to Wonderland sponsors

Staff at Your Move Margate were pleased to welcome the team from Margate’s Wilderness to Wonderland community garden project.

Your Move Margate Director Patrick McDonnell said: “We are very pleased to sponsor this local community project that really improves not only the local environment but also helps the local community.”

Lettings Manager Juliette Malagodi said: “Its great to see our sponsorship making a real difference in the Margate community, the projects that really bring people together”

Wilderness to Wonderland is proud to be able to give residents, visitors, and traders the opportunity to work together to provide community gardens to be enjoyed by all creatures great and small.

Since covid the world has changed demanding us all to discover new ways to build communities to care for each other, the environment and promote inclusion and diversity.

Margate is a seaside town with rich heritage, dynamic volunteers, proud residents – and you’ve guessed it – a council that is strapped for cash.

Wilderness to Wonderland has a workforce of dedicated volunteers worth £40,000pa, a two year reputation creating and maintaining community wonderlands and we have been well supported by charities, Justgiving, local nurseries and institutions to get this far.

Thanks to Your Move Charterhouse and The Bike Shed Westbrook we have at last secured our first two local sponsors which will make our goals achievable and sustainable.

It is inspirational when the public show their support with kind words / Justgiving gifts and when local business value our contribution to the Margate’s eclectic brand by sponsoring our civic pride endeavours.

Armed Forces Day

A parade and service of Thanksgiving, along with musical support by the Band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, takes place in Ramsgate for Armed Forces Day on June 24.

Leaving the Sailor’s Church at 10.40am and parading towards Wetherspoons for a Drumhead Service at 11amat the royal harbour. Supported by Ramsgate Town Council

Montefiore Memorial Concert

On each anniversary of the dedication in 1833 of Ramsgate’s Montefiore Synagogue, Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage present a concert of music which would have been familiar to Sir Moses and Lady Judith. The Montefiores invited their fellow townsfolk to join them in celebrating the dedication of their synagogue on that day.

This year’s concert, on Sunday 18 June at 3pm, Eliot Alderman, Benjamin Wolf and Yoav Oved present ‘The Voice of the Cantor’, a mixture of Ashkenazi chazzanut, Sephardi and Yemenite melodies and wedding music.

The concert will be held in the grade II* listed heritage synagogue off Dumpton Park Drive, a delight in nineteenth century architecture.

Tickets cost £15 (£10 to RMH members – you may join on the day to take advantage of the lower price – and can be obtained from York Street Gallery, 22 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DN,

Or online

Or by post with cheques payable to “Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage” and sent to Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage, The Custom House, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8LP

6th Ramsgate sea scouts

We are excited to be opening our new Scout HQ on July 8th!

6th Ramsgate Royal Harbour Sea Scouts are celebrating 60 Years of Royal Navy recognition, the Ice House top-floor renovations and the funders who have generously supported us.

We are honoured that Deputy Lieutenant Bill Cockcroft will be representing the Lieutenancy of Kent and joining us in our celebrations.

We are fundraising for a lift, but this is not yet in place – access is via Jacob’s Ladder steps.

Everyone is invited to join us, July 8, from 10am to 4pm.

Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival

The 2023 prize-giving took place at The Margate school with Sir Roger Gale MP, Rob Yates Mayor of Margate, Paul Frostick, Rotary District Governor and artist Willow Winston. Well done to all that took part. Many thanks to The Margate School and all their staff for hosting and the judges whom had one of the most difficult tasks.