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Mayor's Engagements Calendar

The Mayor of Swale's Engagements

Saturday September 27

7pm to 10.30pm - Private Viewing of Arts and Crafts Exhibition. At the invitation of the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta ‘Freewheelers’, the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, will attend an Exclusive Private Viewing of Arts and Crafts at Tunstall Village Hall, near Sittingbourne. The charity fundraising exhibition by local artists from the Kent and Sussex area will open to the general public on Sunday 28 September. The artists will donate a commission from their sales towards the Freewheeler charities, which are Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Kent MS Therapy Centre, Canterbury.

Contact: Mrs Denise Gee, Freewheelers, Sittingbourne Invicta Rotary Club - denisepgee@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday September 28

1pm for 1.30pm to 6.30pm - Costermongers’ Harvest Festival Parade and Service. At the invitation of Mrs Doreen Golding, Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road and Bow Bells, the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, accompanied by Mayoral Cadet, Leading Cadet Shaun Lock of Sheppey Sea Cadet Corps, will attend the Annual Costermongers’ Harvest Festival Parade and Service in London. This year will mark the 16th Anniversary Celebration of the return of this historical event to London’s East End. The civic party will be in the Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street, London for 1.30pm to watch traditional entertainment before joining the Parade to the Service at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, where Harvest Festival offerings will be made. Afterwards there will be a reception hosted by London’s Pearly Kings and Queens Society at The Lord Raglan, at 61 St Martin’s Le Grand. All Harvest Festival food offerings will be donated to The Whitechapel Mission for the Homeless.

Contact: Mrs Doreen Golding, Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road and Bow Bells - 0208 989 1994.

Thursday October 2

7.25pm for 7.30pm - Local Gardeners Society, Talk by former Television Gardener’s son. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend a talk given by Nick Hamilton, owner of Barnsdale Gardens and Plant Nursery in Rutland. Nick, the son of famous television gardener, the Late Geoff Hamilton, will present “Barnsdale – The Television Years” at a meeting of the Sittingbourne Gardeners and Flower Arrangers Society at Tunstall Village Hall, near Sittingbourne.

Contact: Malcolm Moore, Sittingbourne Gardeners and Flower Arrangers Society - 01795 473807.

Friday October 3

10.30am for 11 am to 12 noon - Annual Justice Service for Kent. At the invitation of Mr Hugo Fenwick, the High Sheriff of Kent, the Mayor and Mayoress, Mrs Brenda Bobbin will attend the annual Justice Service for Kent, to be held at Canterbury Cathedral.

Contact: Mrs Susie Fox, PA to High Sheriff of Kent - 01227 730568.

Sunday October 5

5.30pm for 6pm - County Harvest Thanksgiving Service. The Mayor and Mayoress, Mrs Brenda Bobbin have accepted an invitation from The Diocese of Canterbury to attend the annual County Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Canterbury Cathedral, followed by a Reception in The Chapter House.

Contact: Sarah Howells, The Diocese of Canterbury - 01227 459401.

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