Merry Thanet Sparrows
This is a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who helped us help the people of Thanet during the difficult times we live in now. Thank you for your kindness which has enabled us to continue as a local registered charity throughout the Covid pandemic. During this time, we have helped over 140 local families facing extreme hardship. We also supported the staff and patients of the QEQM hospital wards.
At the start of the crisis, we changed the way we work to be able to meet urgent needs on a weekly basis. We found stoves, washing machines, refrigerators and freezers when a broken appliance may have been the last straw. We have provided cots and bedding for children, strollers and car seats for infants, and clothing and uniforms for schoolchildren. The list of requests, which we take only from professionals who know families well, is as varied as it is long. We are proud that your support has helped us make the Covid crisis bearable for families who had very little to begin with.
In order to continue our vital work, can we ask you to support us in any way possible? As we were one of the few charities to continue, and after nearly 100 years of helping local people, our current funds will only last a few more months. We are always very careful and every penny is spent helping someone in Thanet who will know our community cares about making a difference. We have no other way to raise funds at this time and are totally dependent on the support of this appeal. We will be very grateful for any donation.
Bank details: NatWest sort code: 60 14 05
Account number: 6782 4013
Registered Charity # 276074
Thanks for taking the time to read this, The Cheerful Sparrows Thanet.
Broadstairs Tesco / Age UK Thanet
Colleagues at a Tesco Broadstairs are calling on buyers to support Age UK Thanet.
For the past three years, the Broadstairs Extra Tesco store has had a charity library where literature enthusiasts can purchase a hardback or paperback for 50p, with the funds going to a chosen charity.
The program has been well supported since its launch, with over £ 9,700 raised for a wide range of good causes including Headway Thanet, Thanet Disabled Riding Center, Angels for Dogs and the Pavilion Youth and Community Cafe Project on Broadstairs.
Now the store is backing Age UK Thanet – and urging generous shoppers to help push the fundraising total well beyond the £ 10,000 mark.
Kat Powell, Wellness Facilitator at Age UK Thanet, said: “We are very grateful to Sue from Tesco for nominating us as a library charity. Our wellness team offers activities for Thanet’s over 50s to reduce isolation and loneliness.
“While fostering independence and fostering new friendships, this support network has been invaluable and as our activity resources are unfunded, it means a lot to us and our project to receive this help.
Some of the services offered by Age UK Thanet include home visits, DIY service, information and advice, cleaning and shopping, home meal delivery service and support for people with dementia.
Sue Dent, Community Champion at Broadstairs Extra, said: “It’s amazing how such a modest little fundraising program has raised so much money for so many charitable causes.
“Our buyers are incredibly generous and are always ready to help us help the community. We have already raised a significant amount of money and we would like to raise that number above the £ 10,000 mark for such a worthy cause.
“Age UK Thanet is doing an incredible job for so many members of our community and their efforts have never been more needed than during the pandemic.
“They provide many services to the elderly and their caregivers in and around Thanet, and we are very proud to support them.”
The charity library is at the Broadstairs Extra Tesco store. Buyers can donate books as well as purchase them.
For more information or to donate to our project, please contact Age UK Thanet on 01843 223881
Visit of the village of St Peters
Special guest of the visit to the village of St Peter, John Weir, was officially appointed by the Queen High Sheriff of Kent in April this year. The High Sheriff is the Crown’s oldest secular office. The High Sheriff was once the main law enforcement officer in the county, but over the centuries most of the responsibilities associated with the position have shifted elsewhere, so his duties are now largely ceremonial. .
The High Sheriff is pictured with his wife Beverly, the Mayor and Mayoress of Broadstairs and St Peters, Paul Moore and his wife Wendy and to the far left of the picture, Amanda Cottrell OBE, patron saint of St Peter’s Village Tour.
Other guests included Reverend Jan Durrans, Vicar of St Peters.
The visit to the village of Saint-Pierre is created by a team of more than a hundred volunteers who, since 1995, have entertained the public with a series of vignettes illustrating the historical events associated with Saint-Pierre over the centuries. The tour takes place in 5 groups of 6 visitors, departing at five-minute intervals and covers less than a mile of flat walking, but involves standing for a number of five-minute presentations. It includes a break for tea or coffee. At the end of the tour you are asked to contribute to the cost of the tour which averages £ 4 per adult. Reservation is essential on all tours, for online reservations visit: villagetour.org.uk.
Thanet Rotary Club
Following a call from the vicar of St. Peter’s Church in Broadstairs, Rotarians John Reid and Sam Matsubara, on behalf of the Thanet Rotary Club, responded by delivering some £ 200 of canned goods to Thanet Food Link. John is pictured with urgently needed supplies.
That’s almost £ 4,000 provided over the past two years to Thanet Food Link from club members’ own savings during Covid.
There are 6 Rotary clubs in Thanet. If you are interested in the fun and community purpose that is found as a Rotarian, why not check out the Thanet Club website.
Our Esme Anderson lifeboat, on the left, will soon be heading to Cowes for her regular maintenance and checkup.
In the meantime, we have received a 14-06 Windsor Runner Rescue Lifeboat (Civil Service # 42) which will serve as a cover.
14-06 is the former Blyth lifeboat and he also had a brief stint in Dunbar before joining the Rescue Fleet.
She was stored at Hartlepool Marina in County Durham, North East England and descended in two days via an overnight stopover at Lowestoft.
So what is a rescue boat? According to the RNLI website “On standby at strategic points around the UK and Ireland, the emergency fleet is maintained in a constant state of operational readiness to provide cover to all stations. The fleet of 34 all-season lifeboats and 42 coastal lifeboats is ready to be dispatched, at any time, to one of our 237 lifeboat stations to take over from the regular lifeboat and save lives in its wake. absence.
Kent Community Foundation
Kent Community Foundation fund holders, donors and supporters gathered on August 16 in Marden to celebrate 20 years of local grant making across the county. Over the past two decades, the Kent Community Foundation has distributed over £ 45million to support thousands of small charities and worthy causes where a small amount of money can make a significant impact.
As a member of an accredited UK network of 47 UK community foundations, the Kent Community Foundation is committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, especially the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help , with those who need it. ugly. The Kent Community Foundation is responsible for over 80 philanthropic funds and is unmatched in its knowledge of local causes