Serving the Community

Serving the Community

Serving the Community

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Thanks to the Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteers who turn up in snow, rain and sunshine to help us in the community effort at Leybourne Vaccination Centre! A special thank you to Neil from Malling Lions who turns up every morning to put the signs up! (Surrounded by Tracy and Steve from Kings Hill Rotary)

Phil Godfrey Talk

On 26th January we welcomed Phil Godfrey from Solihull Rotary who is an ambassador for APS UK (Antiphospholipid Syndrome). Phil talked to us about his personal connection with the condition, his walk from Isles of Scilly to the Shetland Isles and his rail tour around Britain. He has visited many Rotary clubs raising awareness of APS.

For more information on APS go to

Covid Vaccination Programme

Along with other Rotary clubs in our district we are working with the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership to assist with the mass covid vaccination programme.

Our members volunteer to manage queues at the Leybourne vaccination centre and we are very grateful for the offers of help we have received from the wider community. If you are able to offer your time to assist us with this ongoing programme please contact us.

Free Quiz Night

Come and join our Free Quiz Night Night on Saturday 12 December! 

No prizes, just a bit of fun on a cold December evening
It’s FREE! But donations always welcome

Painting the town Purple

On 24th October we marked World Polio Day by displaying purple ribbons and bows and posters in the centre of West Malling.
Over thirty five businesses agreed to support this by allowing us to use their premises.  We also put collection tins in some shops. In the end we had a most striking display which apart from cheering up the streets on a rainy day helped raise awareness of Rotary and its role in the polio eradication campaign.

(Pictures here)

Quiz Night on Zoom

Our first online charity fundraiser, a quiz, was a great success raising nearly £400.00 for one of our charities for this year, West Kent Mind.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this, we had contestants from Sweden, the US and Spain as well as more local teams.


Litter Picking in West Malling

Anne, Zamir, Mandy and Karen, a friend of Rotary spent a couple of hours litter picking in West Malling as part of the national campaign.

Great fun and worthwhile too.


Coffee Morning

Some Club members and their partners met up in David and Maureen’s garden for a socially distanced coffee morning. This was organised at short notice to take advantage of the good weather and was an excellent opportunity to come together informally as friends and enjoy each other’s company.

Treasure Hunt

The first run of our 2020 Treasure Hunt took place on Sunday 23rd August. Club members and their friends set off from Manor Park, West Malling at 2pm except for team Lost Souls who lived up to their name by getting lost on the way to the start.

Participants were spotted wandering around villages, clipboard in hand, searching for answers to the questions set by Felix which might enable them to win some wine. Everyone (eventually) finished at Mereworth Church where we had a  lovely socially distanced, “bring your own” picnic. There was a tie for first place between The Three Wheelers and Mange Tout. Congratulations to them.

Huge thanks to Felix for all the work he put in setting the questions.

It’s not too late to sign up for the repeat of this on 20th September so email if you would like to take part. Thoroughly recommended, but only 12 cars allowed so hurry to grab your place!

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