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Rotary Club of Ramsgate

Double Deal


Leslie Gold from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home was a recent speaker at the club, together with a her special dog Laika, her own pet obtained through the home.
Members learned that the home, which includes a base at Brands Hatch, accepts around 8,000 cats and dogs each year. As well as finding them a new home it provides training for those animals which need it as well as medical attention.
Leslie is pictured with Laika and President Maria Blackburn

New Officer

£1,100 Boost

shop pic

The week-long charity shop staged in conjunction with Ramsgate Inner Wheel, raised more than £1,100 for Charity.
Among the charities to benefit will be Fegans, an organisation which President Maria Blackburn, has chosen as being her priority for her year of office.
The President of Inner Wheel, Rita Spires, was among those on duty when this photo was taken.

Ramsgate Rotary Club made history when it elected Maria Blackburn as the first ever female president of the club.
Members of various neighbouring clubs, as well as from contact club of Boulogne, were present to witness the event when Stuart Jerden handed over the chain of office.
Maria, who had a distinguished career in education, has been a member of the club since October 2010.


Where our
money went

Donations to charities during the Rotary year amounted to £7,100.

Among those to benefit were:

Lord’s Taverners £200

Thanet Scouts £200

Shelter boxes £600

Scouts Jamboree £200

RNLI £100

Oasis £350

Porchlight £1,000

Kent Search and Rescue £599

St Lawreence PCC £200

DEBRA £200

Guildford eye project £200

Kenya appeal £100

Vanuatu appeal £200

Children in care sports day £50

Shakespeare Schools Festival £50

Nepal project £100

Thanet Children Centre friends £100

Amyloidosis Research £2,000

Teens Unite fighting cancer £100

Our members volunteer their time - for example by helping students at the Marlowe Academy with an annual young chef competition, and taking elderly folk on an annual outing followed by tea.

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It's supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and generous donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world.

The mission of Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education & the alleviation of poverty.

One of the main ways this is done is by funding humanitarian projects in the UK and worldwide.

The charity's single biggest aim has been to eradicate polio from the world.


One big advantage for Rotary is the number of individual clubs it has throughout the world.
When disaster strikes it is always possible to respond to appeals through a Rotary club close to the scene.
Such was the case with floods in Cumbria. We sent a donation of £200 to Keswick and it has been acknowledged by the local club, which in conjunction with the local Lions Club, is doing what it can to tackle the situation.
In a letter of thanks to their Ramsgate Colleagues, the Keswick Club says: “We and the Lions are well placed to provide a rapid response and will do all we can to get the funds quickly to those who most need them.”

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