End Polio Now!

End Polio Now

As Rotary continues its fights against Polio, an inspiring new film depicting the devastating impact of polio is hitting theatres.

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star in the love story “Breathe,” now playing in select U.S. theaters and scheduled for wider release over the next month. The movie tells the story of British polio survivor Robin Cavendish, who contracted the disease in Kenya in 1958.

At the age of 28, he was paralyzed from the neck down, confined to a hospital bed with a respirator, and given just months to live.

However, with the encouragement and help of his wife, Diana, Robin was able to leave the hospital and spend the rest of his life advocating for people with disabilities and popularizing a new wheelchair with a built-in respirator.




Annual Swimathon 2018

Annual Swimathon 2017

The 2017 Annual Swimathon raised over £4000 for 11 different Charities. Thank you to everyone who swam or supported by donating.


2018 SWIMATHON  is Saturday 6th OCTOBER at Hartsdown Pool.

Further details will be available soon


If you have any question about this event please contact Terry Cunard on terrycunard@btinterbnet.com or 01843 603893/07913686669


You-Can-Youth Cancer Support 2017

Margate Rotary Club is pleased to support The You-Can-Youth Cancer Support programme which opened its purpose adapted house in Westgate on the 1st June.
This unique project provides multi-various programmes of support for young people aged 10-30 years who have or are affected by Cancer.
Pictured are representatives of all the Thanet Rotary Clubs, You-can support staff and the celebrity guests Victoria Derbyshire and Dave Berry who opened the home.
Also shown is Roy Copper Vice President of Margate Rotary Club ( to the right of picture) presenting a cheque to Natalie Tegg  the head of fundraising for the You-Can charity together with other cheque presenters.

Thanet Schools Young Artist’ Competition 2017

Thanet Schools Young Artist’ Competition 2017

Another very successful Arts competition this year with over seven hundred wonderful pictures. The theme of ‘The Simple Pleasures of Life’ proved to be inspiring and this was evident in the beautiful images produced by the children.

Many thanks  to the organiser particularly Brian Homewood , Pat Buckley , Steve Alexander and Ray Holdstock as well as  the teachers who encouraged so many children to take part

A huge thank you to all the judges and supporters.

Please take a look at the Thanet Schools Young Artist’ Competition Facebook page





Christmas 2016

Delivering Christmas Dinners to the local community 2016

62 meals were delivered by Santa’s special helpers. Many thanks to the Oak Hotel.


Don’t wobble Steve!


Happy Christmas Faces



Annual Schools Art Competition 2016

The Rotary Club of Margate  teamed up with Sainsbury’s Store at Westwood Cross to host the “Thanet Schools Young Artists Competition & Exhibition” which ran for three days from Friday 13th May to Sunday 15th May.

Thirty one Thanet schools exhibited 500 individual paintings, created by the pupils of Thanet schools from the age of four to eighteen. Tasked with this year’s theme of “British Values”, the competition has showcased an array of vibrant and eye-catching artwork inspired by the young people’s free interpretation.

The official opening and prize schoolsgiving took place on Saturday (14th May) by Rotary Club of Margate President Stephen Askew assisted by special guest Tom Yendell (Internationally renowned member of the Mouth and Foot Professional Artist Trust) and Rotary District Vice Governor Carol Vizzard.

Prizes were presented to winners in each of the Age groups The winners of the prize for Best in show went to 16 year old Bryn Ravensdale of Laleham Gap School.

Many local businesses generously sponsored the event. Sainsbury’s gave gift vouchers to all the winners, The Mouth & Foot Artists Trust sponsored by supplying vouchers for Best in show and they gave special award vouchers to all five special needs schools that took part to encourage children attending these schools to take up art.  All the winning paintings will be on display at Lovely’s Art Shop and Gallery in Northdown road, Cliftonville from the 20th May for one week. They also gave vouchers to enable these pictures to be framed.IMG_3170

Rotary Club of Margate President Stephen Askew said it is a pleasure to see the Thanet Schools Young Artist Competition, now in its tenth year, grow in support from the schools with pupils exhibiting such a high standard of paintings. The judges congratulated the children on the high standard of the art and said how difficult it was to select the winners.

  We would like to thank Sainsbury’s for giving us the opportunity to allow the Rotary Club of Margate to exhibit the artistic talents of the young people of Thanet and the schools for encouraging the students to take part. Meeting the public during the exhibition and the encouraging comments were really appreciated. We hope that more schools next year will see this as an opportunity to promote the talent of Thanet’s young artists to the general public.