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Members of Ramsgate Rotary Club have been busy preparing the Santa Sleigh ready for visiting various parts of the town and collecting for its charity fund. His dates are:

Monday December 3 the London Road area from 3.30 pm onwards

Tuesday December 4 the Herson Road area from 5.30 pm onwards

Thursday December 6 the Dumpton area from 5.30 pm onwards

Sunday December 9th Nethercourt Road from 3.30 pm onwards

Thursday December 13 Whitehall Road from 5.30pm onwards

Sunday December 16 Minster from 3.30 pm onwards

Monday December 17 Cliffsend from 5.30 pm onwards

Static collections will also take place at Sainsbury’s at Westwood Cross on December 10 from 10 to 4 pm; Ramsgate Town Centre from 10 am to 4. pm on December 19 and at Tesco Manston on December 21 and 22 from 10am to 4 pm.

President Pat Hersant said: “Santa is all set to go and looks forward to many young people coming out to greet him on his journey around the town.”

A past president of Ramsgate Rotary Club, Julie Miller, renowned for her fund raising exploits, took part, with many other Rotarians, in a climb up the O2 dome The event was staged to raise money for the Rotary Eradicate Polio fund. With the help of her fellow Ramsgate Rotarians and members of the Inner Wheel she raised £200. She said afterwards “ The day was great fun, the weather stayed good and the climb was challenging but not over taxing. Thanks to everyone for their support. "

Members of Ramsgate Rotary Club were amazed to learn about the numerous activities offered by Ageless Thanet. The Thanet organisation is one of 14 regions throughout the country, and has 57 volunteers working in many different ways helping elderly residents. It offers free, confidential and impartial advice for those adjusting to retirement, redundancy, becoming a career, bereavement, confidence building and a change in financial situations. They also work closely with the Citizens Advice Bureau. They also help give skills and advice to over 50s who may want to develop their own business. The chance to visit a gym, swim and take part in such activities as walking, football, woodwork, photography and art classes. Especially interesting to members was news of a Reward Card scheme offering access to a number of special offers in the area, from cafes and restaurants, shops, hairdressers and solicitors. The news of these and other activities available through Ageless Thanet was given by local Engagement Officer, Ricky Molloy. He was thanked by Graham Larcombe.

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