11.30am to 2.30pm - Annual Garden Party. The Deputy Mayor, and Deputy Mayoress Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, have accepted an invitation to attend the Annual Garden Party at The Freedom Centre in St George’s Avenue, Sheerness. The Centre, which opened in October 1989, aims to provide initiatives for self-development and personal growth through a wide range of stimulating Day Care activities for people with physical disabilities. The Garden Party will have a raffle, tombola, face painting, craft, hot refreshments and various other stalls.
Contact: Anita Provan, Centre Manager - 01795 666233.
5.25pm for 5.30pm - Official Opening. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will be at Unit 13, Castle Road on the Eurolink Industrial Centre in Sittingbourne to formally open Rumbles Gym and Boxing Academy. At least fifteen Swale Borough Councillors have donated funding from their Members Localism Grants totalling over £2,000 towards the £7,000+ needed to renovate the old gymnasium building. The civic couple will ‘cut the ribbon’ and guests will be entertained by some ‘sparring’ in the ring.
Contact: Mrs Lee Dunne, Rumbles Gym and Boxing Academy - 01795 510210.
6.45pm for 7pm - Presentation Evening. Local Dance Group, IDG - Inspirations Dance Group - recently held a two-day Dance Show and Competition at Merlins Entertainment Complex, Leysdown Road in Leysdown-on-Sea. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will be at Merlins to present the prizes and trophies to the young dancers.
Contact: Mrs Lee Dunne, Merlins Entertainment Complex - 01795 510210.
9.30am to 11.30am - Charity Clothes Collection for British Heart Foundation - Tesco, Bridge Road, Sheerness.
2.45pm for 3pm to 4pm - Afternoon at Residential Care Centre. Staff at Pine Lodge Care Centre at 26-32 Key Street, Sittingbourne, have organised an Abba Afternoon for the residents, their families and staff and the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend. The popular ‘Abba Girls’ will sing for the residents and there will be tea and cake.
Contact: Mrs Carol Davis, Welfare Events Organiser, Pine Lodge Care Centre - 01795 423052.
1.30pm for 2pm to 4.30pm - Annual Gala Organ Recital. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the Annual Gala Organ Recital at the Holy Trinity Church, Green Porch Close, Milton Regis, near Sittingbourne. This year’s guest organist will be David Poulter, Director of Music and Main Organist at Liverpool Cathedral. ‘Concert goers’ will have an opportunity to meet the organist before the start and during the interval, and they will be able to examine at close quarters the Church’s two organs.
Contact: Mr Lance Lupton - 07985 487726.