East Kent MNDA Group entered the KM Charity Group Dragon Boat Race for the first time on July 2nd this year.
Our team was made up entirely from one family who had been affected by MND, supported by members of another family affected by MND.
The racing took place in Mote Park Maidstone and we arrived for our first race, registered only to find we had missed the cut off time, so rather than 3 races. we only raced twice.
Though none of our team had ever rowed a dragon boat, we managed to win both our races, however we were not fast enough to be in the final 6 teams, for the race off to be winner of the day.
We thoroughly enjoyed the day and the team is determined to race in 2018 and make a serious attempt to win. Huge thanks to our rowers and everyone who turned up to support. Thanks to KM Charity Group for organising this fabulous event.
On June 30th Wealden Business Group hosted a Murder Mystery Evening at Little Silver Country Hotel in Tenterden. The case was The Curse of the Willoughby Diamond.
The evening started with champagne as we were shown to our tables, we were hosted on a table by local members who were excellent company.
We enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal to die for!! During the meal the actors presenting the murder mystery developed the plot of the murder and murder was indeed committed.
We were then invited to use our sleuthing skills to question the cast to see if we could identify the guilty party. Our table asked some interesting questions, however we did not fine the killer.
The murderer was eventually declared and everyone in the room was a bit surprised but less so after being given the details of the crime.
There were several very good 1920 costumes, the winners Gary and Clair Bodie were chosen by a panel who were judging for the best couple, which was unfortunate for one girl on our table who was dazzling in a 20’s outfit, however her partner was not in period dress, so could not win.
The evening ended with an announcement that Murder Mystery had raised over £3000 for the Moor Neurone Disease Association in East Kent.
40 Mile bike ride in Support of John’s Journey, Raising funds for John and Motor Neurone Disease Association. Starting at the Margate Harbour Arm but with no more than 10 miles between beer breaks (other drinks are available). via Reculver, Preston, Sandwich, and back around the coast finishing at the Lighthouse Bar Margate Harbour Arm where a BBQ will be available and live bands. All welcome! Full details and route map will be posted soon. Sponsorship form can be downloaded as a jpeg in photos and printed.
Please share this event with your friends to raise awareness and get as many riders as possible!