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Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

For 2014, the Club is pleased to be working in aid of Step Short and the Gurkha Memorial Fund for its main fund-raising event, the annual Half Marathon, organised by Rotarian Ray Johnson. Click on the link on the left to see the latest news, including details of previous races, which have supported Folkestone & District Mind, KAB, Demelza House and Macmillan Cancer Support in recent years.

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Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Folkestone.

Christmas Collections
The result of our Christmas Collections, when we bring Santa on his sleigh around the streets of Folkestone to collect for the poor and needy of the town, was an excellent 7,239 - thank you for your outstanding generosity!

8th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
The final amount raised by last September's 8th Half Marathon organised by Ray Johnson has now been finalised at 38,297 which means that, since it began in 2006 the annual event has generated over 246,000 for charity. The main recipient of the 2013 proceeds was Folkestone & District Mind, who received over 3,000 - many runners donated towards their own chosen good cause. Ray expressed his thanks to members of the Folkestone, Hythe and Folkestone Channel Rotary Clubs, Folkestone Running Club, Folkestone Interact, other running clubs and members of the local community. He added that he would like to thank the race sponsors, in particular Independent Insurance Services and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, but most importantly the runners whose participation made the event so successful.
Preparations for the 2014 race (to be held on September 28th) are well in hand and more details and an entry form will be available on this website and at www.runnersworld.co.uk/events

The links on the left show just some of the charitable activities of the club - but there is also a strong "fellowship" element too! For the new year (the Rotary year runs from July to June), our evening meetings will be guest days when prospective members and their partners can come along to see what we do. Information about the Rotary International movement is available from the About Rotary link above and if you are interested in finding out more please contact the Club via this e-mail link: webmaster@folkestonerotary.org.

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Next Club Meeting
The next Club Meeting will be a Lunch Meeting on Monday March 24th 2014 at the Burlington, 12.15pm for 12.45pm. Visitors' Host is Sara-Jane Hulme and Cash Collectors are Michael Ivor-Jones and Past President John Greig.

Next Club Council Meeting
The next Club Council Meeting will be on Monday April 7th 2014 at the Burlington at 6pm.

Calling all members!
If you have any images or articles which would be good to include on the website please pass them on to me, either via e-mail by clicking here or at the next Club Meeting. Similarly, if you have any suggestions as to how the site could develop, please let me know.
(Bill Wright)

September Newsletter
Click here to see the September Edition of the Club Newsletter.