Pet shop, community grants, theater workshops, Oasis golf day and pizza and politics – The Isle Of Thanet News
Ocean Swell Residential House
Everyone at Ocean Swell in Westgate enjoyed the weekly pet therapy day. Oreo the Shetland ponies, Bobby the sausage dog and the house parakeets have all generated a lot of commotion and attention.
Sessions take place every Friday and bring back memories of beloved pets to our residents.
Kent Community Foundation
Do you know of a charity or community group that needs financial support?
The Kent Community Foundation has found, funded and supported some of the county’s smaller voluntary organizations for over 20 years. During this time they have given away over £50million to support thousands of small charities and worthy causes where a small amount of money can have a significant impact.
The Kent Community Foundation distributes grants and loans to charities, voluntary organizations, community groups, CICs and CIOs throughout the county and has funds for Thanet.
The Kent Community Foundation provides grants to support many diverse issues, contributing to everything from specific projects to day-to-day running costs. Grants come from over 80 different funds and applying is very simple and there is an online questionnaire to help your group find out if they would be considered for funding.
Thanet groups that have recently received funding include, POW Thanet for a project celebrating International Women’s Day, Bags of Taste who offer free supervised home cooking classes in Margate, Cliftonville, Ramsgate, Birchington, Broadstairs and Westgate on Sea, and Millmead Children’s Center which offers information, advice and support for parents, as well as integrated childcare and early learning, health services, family support and parental awareness .
Performing Arts Stargazers
Stargazers Performing Arts is hosting a summer musical theater workshop for ages 8-17 from August 1-4. It will be held at the Chatham House Theater Studio. There will be a short performance of what the young people learned throughout the week on the last day. The cost is £75 for the 4 days.
There will be voice teacher and singer Kelly Richardson, performing arts teacher Stacy Golding who will lead the theater and dancer Tara Challoner who will lead the dance.
Tara said, “It’s a great opportunity for young people to have a chance to build their confidence in the performing arts and also give them a chance to perform.”
Anyone wanting more details can email [email protected] or find the group on Facebook.
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
Oasis Golf Day at North Foreland Golf Club has raised £9,000 for local charity Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.
The event, held on Friday June 17, the hottest day of the year so far, saw 21 teams of 4 take to the fairways for a 1pm tee time. Teams were made up of NFGC members, local businesses and Kent golf clubs for an event that is now a fixture on the local golf calendar.
The charity was delighted to once again receive support from main supporter, the Rotary Club of Thanet, and to welcome President Jim Nicholson and Rotary member Neal Elliott to participate in the tournament.
The day started with coffee and bacon rolls at the Lighthouse Brasserie, sponsored by Wahl (UK) Limited, followed by 18 holes on the magnificent North Foreland main course. In the evening, guests were treated to a 2-course meal which was followed by a charity auction expertly hosted by Past Presidents Keith Rumblo and Mike Bastow.
The CS Heating & Plumbing team took first place in the charity tournament with last year’s champions, captain Tracey Myers coming in a close second. Mark Hazelton hit Nearest the Pin on the 7th hole. All winners received golf prizes sponsored by Lanes Printers of Broadstairs and presented by club captain Mike Loveday.
The event was well supported by local businesses, 18 of which sponsored tees on the course.
Oasis Revenue Manager Loukia Michael said: “Once again local businesses and golfers have supported an incredible event and we are so grateful for their generosity. Special thanks to the North Foreland Golf Club for their hospitality. Funds raised from our annual golf day allow us to reach more people in our community impacted by domestic violence to help them recover from the trauma they have suffered.”
Thanet Liberal Democrats
Liberal Democrats in Thanet hailed the outcome of the Tiverton and Honiton by-election. Torbay Council Leader Steve Darling said: “People who have voted Conservative all their lives are now voting Liberal Democrats. Boris Johnson is a big part of that, but it’s also about the cost of living, the NHS, the lack of GPs and the lack of dentists. The basics of life don’t work.
Thanet has the same problems, plus raw sewage discharge, inappropriate house building targets that have minimal benefit for residents and a council that is spending millions of pounds in severance and legal fees stemming from poor management.
Thanet District Council elections are due to take place next May and the Liberal Democrats are working to create an alternative to the groups that currently run the council on a rotating basis.
We want to work with individuals and groups to transform the composition and ethics of the board. We are always open to new ideas and believe that genuine listening is the most important factor in developing new policy and getting things done.
We have a pizza and politics night at the Bay Tree Hotel in Broadstairs on Friday 15th July, starting at 7.00pm. If you would like to come and discuss all of this, contact [email protected]