Local Archery Champion

Local Archery Champion
A local girl Sophie Castle attended the Junior Commonwealth & Euro-nations tournament in Lilleshall Telford recently.
She represented England and achieved a gold medal in the archery team competition and a silver medal in the individual competition.
Sophie has conveyed her gratitude to the Margate Rotary Club for raising the funds to help her fulfil her dream and represent her country.

Thanet Schools Arts Festival 2018

     Thanet Schools Arts Festival 2018

Over 20 schools entered this years Thanet Schools Art Festival at Sainsbury Westwood Cross.

The exhibition was full of extraordinary art from very talented young people in our local area. The exhibition  was visited by hundred of visitors over the weekend.

The names of all  the winners  will be published on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThanetRotaryYA/

Christmas 2017

Celebrating Christmas the Rotary way

Rotary Club of Margate would like to thank all the parents who brought their children out to visit Father Christmas on his tours of the streets of Millmead, Palm Bay and Poet’s Corner areas. We are very grateful to the management of Sainsbury’s Store at Westwood Cross, Morrison’s at Margate and Margate Football Club for allowing us to bring Santa to their customers.

All  money collected funded the sixty eight Christmas dinners that the management and staff of the Royal Oak Hotel Ramsgate prepared for Rotary on Christmas day. These were delivered by Rotarians direct to people nominated for a Christmas day dinner in their homes. The Rotarians are often the only visitors the recipient would see over the Christmas period, thus making the effort all the more rewarding.

President Mike Bastow sends a special thanks to the staff of Royal Oak Hotel Ramsgate, to the Rotarians and partners delivering the meals and the public for their continued support.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year


Thanet Schools Young Artists’ Art Exhibition 2018

The theme for 2018 will be: ‘Our changing world and the future’. This could be interpreted in many different ways. We hope that, as was the case this year, the theme for 2018 is sufficiently broad for teachers and pupils to link it will 11-plus, GCSE and A-level studies.

It would be very helpful if teachers could indicate as soon as possible if they would like their students to take part and the numbers. Please note: we supply A3 and A4 mounts and plastic wallets for the work. Any other sizes will have to be mounted by the entrants. Please notify us of these as we have to plan the lay-out of the exhibition well in advance.

There are now so many schools taking part that we consider it essential to update our contact list, as rapid communication with individual schools simplifies the task of organising such a large-scale and high-profile event and, as part of this process, we would like each school to confirm that their pupils will be entering the 2018 competition. Schools which have taken part before should not automatically assume that they are registered.

We trust that you appreciate our need for full information and a specific person to contact and liaise with, especially where there has been a change of staff.
Thank you for help in advance.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ThanetRotaryYA/

For further details please contact Brian Homewood:
Email: brianchomewood@gmail.com
Tel: 01843 822164

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