Channel’s Festive Gesture to Young Carers Families

Some local Young Carer families will have a more enjoyable Christmas this year thanks to the kind gesture of Folkestone Channel Rotary Club. Twenty supermarket vouchers were presented to Tina Culver, local Young Carer Coordinator, by Alan Myers, the Club’s President Elect, on 7th December.

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Channel Rotary Sponsors Ambitious Local Youth Project

Thanks to a generous donation from Folkestone Channel Rotary, youngsters who attend the Folkestone Youth Project (‘The Shed’) in Bradstone Road will be starting an ambitious project under the watchful eye of Project Manager Ruth Tyler.  They’ll use the funds to buy materials to produce various pieces of art/sculpture inspired by the natural world. 


Food For Thought

This year a dozen Channel Rotary members took part working in shifts from 9am to 6pm.  The wonderful generosity of Tesco customers produced a magnificent total of 159 trays weighing 1,300 kg.  In the past collections tended to be dominated by baked beans and pasta but as customers become more familiar with the needs, there were many small, dearer, useful things.  They include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and razors as well as a good quantity of special items like chocolates and biscuits which are rare in the lives of Foodbank users and add a sprinkling of Christmas cheer at this special time of year.

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New President Elect For Channel

Alan Myers has been elected to succeed Gary Calver as Club President in June 2022 and will be well placed to lead Channel Rotary in another successful year. Alan has been involved in some of the world’s most technically challenging tunneling projects having been Construction Manager on the Channel Tunnel and Project Manager on the high-speed rail link to St Pancras. He was inducted into the British Construction Industry Hall of Fame in 2009 and lives in Sandgate with his wife Liz.

Young Carers strike lucky at the Ashford Bowl!

Ten young carers from Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh were bowled over by their half-term treat from the area’s four Rotary Clubs – ten-pin bowling in Ashford topped off by lunch. It was one of four great trips organised this year by the Channel, Folkestone, Hythe and Romany Marsh Rotary Clubs for youngsters nominated by Imago, Kent County Council’s organisation that supports young carers.

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Folkestone’s Rotary Clubs Say A Giant Thank You To Volunteers

On 18th November, in a Giant Thank You organized by Joe Sullivan of Channel Rotary, the two Rotary Clubs in Folkestone hosted a special evening at Three Hills Sports Park attended by around 100 volunteers, sponsors and other supporters who have given so willingly of their time and resources to help make our fund raising and Covid management programmes such a success this year.

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