Category Archives: Fun Event

Dragon Boat Race – Maidstone

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.

Our Dragon Boat Crew

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.

They are off!!!

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.

First to the post

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.

Murder Mystery at Tenterden raises over £3000

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.

Peta Ashby centre with winners Gary and Clair Bodie

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.

Rollin’ for Rawlins Bike Ride

John Rawlins

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!

More Information                    John’s Journey donations  Link

Dragon Boat Race 2nd July 2017

MNDA East Kent has entered a team into the Dragon Boat Race at Mote Park Maidstone on July 2nd 2017.

Our team will comprise of up to 17 members and will row at least 3 x 1000 metre races.  If you are interested in joining us please contact  clive.hudson@mnda-eastkent.org.uk

We will also be holding a support picnic for our members who we hope will turn out to support us and enjoy a great picnic in we hope, glorious weather.

We hope to raise some funds from this day out and ask anyone who wishes to support our efforts to visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dragon-BoatRace and donate what you can.  Huge thanks from the MNDA East Kent  Dragon Boat Team.

A fierce looking Dragon Boat Team with Sally Light

Charity Fun Day in memory of Dave Comber

A great day out is promised on Sunday 25th June, at the Meridian Sports Club, Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, London, SE7 8QS, starting at 10.00.

There is a five a side football tournament, and Raffles with great prizes, as well as hot and cold food stalls, a licensed bar, face painting and much more.

Please come along and support this event which is raising funds for MNDA.  If you are unable to come along and want to donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Claire-Comber2  and donate what you can.

Thank you.

Choral Concert – Canterbury 18th June

A Choral Concert will be held at the Clagett Auditorium, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge on Sunday 18th June 2017 at 3pm. The bar will be open from 2.30pm.

Canterbury Ladies’ Choir

The concert will feature performances by Canterbury Girls’ Choir, Canterbury Ladies’ Choir and Canterbury Voices under the direction of Kerry Boyle.

The choirs will be presenting a programme of solos, duets, trios and choral pieces in a broad range of repertoire from Mozart to Mary Lynn Lightfoot and folk songs to Disney.

Tickets are now available from our website at mnda-eastkent.org.uk/concert or by email from concert@mnda-eastkent.org.uk . Price is £10 per ticket or 6 for £50.

All proceeds from the concert will be used to support people living with MND in East Kent.

Thank you for your support

 

 

Open Garden Stourmouth

Joan Whitehead has kindly agreed to open her garden in Stourmouth to the public to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in East Kent.

Joan’s beautiful garden is a treat throughout the year and we are delighted to be able to ask friends and supporters to join us on Sunday 4th June 11am – 5pm.

The address is Ivy House, The Street, Stourmouth, CANTERBURY, CT3 1HY, parking is along the road or in the Rising Sun car park.

 

Entry fee of  £5.00 . Teas and cake will be available.  We look forward to an enjoyable day.

See views of?Joan’s beautiful garden below.

 

 

KM Big Quiz – Canterbury

The KM Charity Group big Quiz in Canterbury will be held on Friday 21st April.

MNDA East Kent have 2 teams of 8 entered and hope to be able to field a 3rd team.? If you are interested in joining us please email webmaster@mnda-eastkent.org.uk

Entry costs ?7 per head and includes wine and substantial nibbles.? You are free to bring extra food, but all additional drinks must be purchased at the venue.

Where: University of Kent Sports Centre, Canterbury, CT2 7NL.

When:??7pm on Friday 21st?April 2017. Doors open 6.20pm.

As Kentish Gazette Charity of the Year 2017, we will be a beneficiary and we are looking to have a good turnout to support the KM Charity Group in this project.

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