New period for butchers, golf equipment, artwork and Silver Sunday enjoyable – The Isle Of Thanet Information

New era for butchers, clubs, art and Silver Sunday fun – The Isle Of Thanet News

Alan Dadd and Justin Marsh Picture Frank Leppard

Dadds Butchers Westgate

Dadd’s Butchers in Westgate has been taken over by employees member Justin Marsh following the retirement of Alan Dadd.

Alan opened the Westgate store in September 2010. Previous to that he was in St Peters working for Mr Cox. Alan has been a butcher because the age of 15.

Justin labored for Alan for the final 4 years. The 49-year-old, who is because of wed companion Diane however has needed to postpone as a result of pandemic, says the enterprise identify, employees and repair will stay as earlier than.

Picture Frank Leppard

Justin packed in his manufacturing facility job to go self-employed within the IT discipline and took a component time job at Dadd’s for additional revenue.

He stated: “Alan has all the time been nice and now I’ve purchased the enterprise off him. It should stick with it as traditional.”

Thanet Faculties Younger Artist’s Competition

The Thanet Faculties Younger Artists’ Exhibition 2020 is now open for viewing at The Margate College in Margate Excessive Avenue, examine for opening instances.

Works from 39 Thanet colleges and faculties and over 500 work to view .

Ramsgate Rotary Membership

Regardless of the actual fact they’re presently unable to carry their regular weekly conferences, members of Ramsgate Rotary Membership are persevering with to play their half in making an attempt to fulfil neighborhood duties.
They’re spending time ‘cleansing up’ The Chine on Ramsgate West Cliff, in conjunction  with the Western  Undercliff Group .
They’re being led by President Julie Miller, who stated: “Though life is much from regular members are treeing their finest to keep up their comity hyperlinks and this can be a challenge we felt was very worthwhile.”
Anyone excited by discovering out extra concerning the membership, which is assembly on Zoom, ought to go to the Ramsgate Rotary Membership web site

Silver Sunday

Kent Coast Volunteering will not be letting Covid stand in the way in which of their custom of placing on a celebration to mark Silver Sunday for Thanet’s older residents. They’re internet hosting a free on-line programme of thrilling taster periods from 10am – 4pm on Sunday Four October. These periods will convey tradition, music and train into the properties of Thanet’s over 55’s.

The programme begins at 10am with a chat from native revealed writer Jane Wenham-Jones of BroadstairsLit. Jane will speak about writing in Thanet and how one can get revealed. There may also be the chance to ask questions. From 10am – 11am, there can be stress-free periods the place you’ll be able to be taught the methods of pure carry face therapeutic massage and hand and arm therapeutic massage.

At 12pm Turner Modern can be speaking concerning the gallery, JMW Turner, future exhibitions and their work with older individuals. 1-2pm will see a chat from Margate Museum, adopted by a Tai Chi taster session at 2pm. To spherical off the day, native singer Hollie Harris can be performing common songs, from the 1940’s to the current, that members can sing alongside to at dwelling.

Senior Undertaking Co-ordinator, Samantha Howlett, stated: “With the most recent Covid restrictions introduced solely this week, I believe lots of people are feeling slightly subdued. We hope our Silver Sunday occasion will convey some much-needed cheer to Thanet’s over 55’s and take their minds off the pandemic”.

Silver Sunday is a day within the nationwide calendar, the primary Sunday in October, which asks the nation to pause and take into consideration older individuals and have a good time their contribution to society.

Please go to or e-mail for particulars of how to participate. Web entry is required to hitch the periods, which can happen by way of video conferencing platform Zoom. Assist is obtainable for people who find themselves not acquainted with Zoom.

QEQM Hospital League of Pals

We’re delighted these things we not too long ago funded are actually on the Wards and in day by day use:

eight pink portering wheelchairs solely for the usage of sufferers in A & E costing a complete of £4,329

A music system with DAB radio costing £189 for sufferers present process MRI scans to assist make the expertise much less demanding

Cupboards, baskets & different items to enhance & enlarge the storage services withing Paediatric A & E costing virtually £5,000.

We are able to solely proceed to assist our native Hospital on this method with the general public’s assist, particularly as most of our fundraising actions can not happen due to the pandemic. So please kindly contemplate donating or leaving us a legacy in your will – you’ll be able to even specify the Ward or Division wherein you need the cash spent. Extra info at our web site or on our Fb web page.

Broadstairs Rotary Membership

The President has been ‘pressured’ to serve one other time period. This isn’t the story of a unbroken American saga, however a lot nearer to dwelling, at Broadstairs Rotary Membership.

A lot of the enjoyable in being President of a Rotary Membership, other than the weekly members’ conferences, is getting out and about assembly the assorted organisations who profit from Rotary’s assist in alternative ways in addition to visits to different native Golf equipment and the occasion of the 12 months – the Annual President’s Night time.

President Sue Johnson stated “There are such a lot of unknowns with Coronavirus. It appeared as if limitations on face-to-face conferences would possibly apply for a while to return, so it was agreed that I ought to keep within the chair for an additional 12 months. We have now continued to serve the neighborhood, serving to Oasis Home Abuse Service, a few meals financial institution initiatives, face masks and goodies for NHS employees. We have now additionally continued to ‘meet’ each Thursday, however Zoom conferences can not absolutely exchange the enjoyable we now have at our head to head evenings over dinner.”

Sue, initially from Ramsgate, has lived in Thanet all her life. She has all the time been concerned in neighborhood service of some kind – as a Cubs Akela, on colleges’ Father or mother Academics Associations or via the Church. After her kids had grown and flown, she went to College to get her nursing {qualifications} and has labored in numerous NHS roles since. She is now a Medical Assist and Studying Facilitator based mostly on the QEQM.

Sue added: “There was an empty hole in my life after the youngsters left dwelling. I thought-about myself fortunate in life and wished to offer one thing again. Fortunately, I discovered Broadstairs Rotary Membership 10 years in the past. It’s an awesome Membership, a bunch of people that settle for and respect one another.”

“These are the strangest of instances when it comes to our social and neighborhood lives, however Broadstairs Rotary is working to search out artistic methods to proceed serving the neighborhood.”

East Kent Hospitals

Poorly kids throughout East Kent Hospitals got a lift because of a beneficiant donation from The Prime Mannequin Basis.

The charity donated 140 goody baggage, stuffed with toys and different issues to distract kids throughout their remedy.

They had been introduced to employees at Dolphin Ward on the Kent and Canterbury Hospital by representatives from The Prime Mannequin Basis, which was based by professionals from the style trade and is devoted to bettering and altering the lives of youngsters and younger individuals within the UK.

The go to was organized after they determined to assist the Baby Well being attraction organised by East Kent Hospitals Charity.

Dee Neligan, fundraising and improvement officer for the hospital charity, stated: “We had been delighted to obtain these goodie baggage, and the youngsters accessing our care have been thrilled to obtain them.

“Resulting from COVID19, play services throughout our Baby Well being providers have been reassessed, and kids can solely have ‘single use’ toys and video games in consequence. The Prime Mannequin Basis have helped us to make an enormous distinction for our sickest kids.”

For extra info on the charity go to or to assist the Baby Well being marketing campaign go to

Isle of Thanet Photographic Society

September has been a busy month for the digital camera membership as the brand new season received beneath method with glorious talks (by way of Zoom) given by Leigh Woolford from South Wales and Kieran Metcalfe from Larger Manchester. We’ve additionally introduced the outcomes of our Lockdown problem for members.

Leigh’s discuss was wide-ranging with some glorious photos of sporting and musical occasions, avenue and concrete pictures, ending with some stunning panorama pictures of the Lofoten Islands and Iceland.

Kieran confirmed us his methods for taking pictures into the solar and how one can seize the sunburst impact while blocking out the flare on the picture. He additionally defined the usage of side-lighting and the way shadows intensify patterns within the panorama. Some glorious photos of dawn and sundown in addition to astro-photography gave us nice concepts for experimenting.

Membership member Peter Brewer was declared the general winner of our Lockdown problem, with chairman Laura Drury being the runner up. For the problem members needed to produce a picture for every topic, specifically, Leaves, Order, Cooking, Keys, Doorway, Outside, Washing and Naughty. Peter’s picture of Leaves is hooked up and extremely acceptable as autumn colors start to beautify our countryside and gardens. A good time for pictures!

Our first competitors of the brand new season can be on 5 October and we now have a full programme of talks and displays booked via to June 2021. Full particulars are on our new-look web site ( ) and we’re on Fb.

We’re a pleasant membership and welcome everybody with an curiosity in pictures, encouraging members to get artistic and participate. The annual membership price has been held on the earlier 12 months’s stage of £35. Non-members can attend our digital conferences for £5 per session.

Kent Neighborhood Basis

Since March, grant maker Kent Neighborhood Basis has awarded over £2 million in emergency funding to people, charities and neighborhood teams throughout Kent and Medway who’ve both been affected by, or are working with, those that have been affected by the pandemic

Over 600 grants totalling simply over £2m have been awarded to organisations and households from Kent Neighborhood Basis Emergency Funds, which had been arrange in March in response to the overwhelming wants of communities throughout Kent and Medway. To place the enormity of this in context, Kent Neighborhood Basis often gives grants totalling £2.5m over a twelve-month interval. In what has been a really troublesome time for the charitable sector the Basis will award over £4m to good causes throughout the county this 12 months.

The grants of between £250 and £16,000 have been awarded to grassroots charities who make an enormous distinction inside their neighborhood.

Westgate and Birchington Interior Wheel

Westgate & Birchington Interior Wheel member and Most cancers survivor Hazel Hedges plans to stroll 88 miles for Air Ambulance and Viking Unit at QEQM!

The Interior Wheel District of Kent and East Sussex (District 12) celebrates 88 years this 12 months. To commemorate this milestone, Joint Chairmen, Sheila Cragg and Christine Davies have advised that members do ‘88’ somethings! They’re each planning to stroll 88 miles through the eight months from eighth August to eighth April, however others are planning to make 88 cup desserts or make a quilt with 88 squares, swim 88 laps of the pool or make 88 donations of 10p, and so forth. to lift cash for the District charity, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Westgate & Birchington Interior Wheel membership members have cause to be grateful to the Air Ambulance, as they had been instrumental in saving a member’s life, after she fell and broke her neck. All of the membership members are comfortable to assist this charity.

Nonetheless, Chris Hedges, President of Westgate & Birchington Rotary membership this 12 months, and he has chosen two charities which mirror the assistance, assist and remedy that his spouse, Hazel, a Breast Most cancers survivor obtained, specifically the ‘Viking Unit’ at QEQM Hospital, (the place she had all her life-saving Chemotherapy remedy) and Macmillan Nurses, who had been all the time available to assist and assist her. She received the ‘All Clear’ in March.

Due to this fact, Chris and Hazel (pictured above) plan to stroll the 88 miles over eight months to lift cash collectively for the Air Ambulance and the Viking Unit. Some might do not forget that the W & B Rotary membership had been instrumental in elevating a excessive proportion of the cash for the Unit some years in the past, after they hosted ‘70’s Extravaganza’ at Quex in 2008, elevating £50,000.

Chris and Hazel’s sponsored stroll began on the eighth August and Hazel has already executed 19 miles in direction of the 88 miles! Sadly, Chris has not too long ago had surgical procedure and in the intervening time is unable to stroll far, however in his absence her daughter or associates accompany her! They attempt to exit most days & Hazel is now principally managing a mile, & generally even 2 miles! When Hazel had the ‘All Clear’ she might barely handle a stroll to the seaside and again from their dwelling in Sea Street, Westgate. They plan to separate the cash raised in half to go to the Air Ambulance & Viking Unit! W & B Rotary and the Air Ambulance each have Reward Support standing to allow them to get 25% extra of any cash raised!

They’d be pleased about sponsorship for this enterprise! Contact Hazel on 01843 833565  or 07889 655497.

Park Avenue Woodland Group

As members of the Park Avenue Woodland Group Broadstairs, we wish to thank wholeheartedly the chairman and the councillors for the very optimistic digital Thanet District Council assembly held on the 10th September. A  substantial a part of the assembly and many of the the general public questions involved Thanet tree protection and the surroundings.

We’d additionally like to specific our gratitude to the various councillors, outdoors Viking ward, who spoke on the assembly in assist of our trigger – to keep up Park Avenue woodland as an open area and to insist that Parkstairs Ltd replant the bushes they felled in February.

Shifting ahead, we’d hope that we are able to depend on the related council departments and enforcement officers to reveal the identical stage of dedication wanted to protect our  inexperienced areas.

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