1.50pm for 2pm - Press Launch of RNLI Lifeguard Service. The Mayor will attend the Press Launch of the RNLI Lifeguard Service on the Isle of Sheppey, at the newly installed beach hut on Sheerness Seafront. The new lifeguard service started at the beginning of May, for weekends only until the summer season in June and July, when it will become full time.
(Contact: Kelly August, Media Officer, Swale Borough Council - 01795 417153).
2.25pm for 2.30pm - Noise Awareness Week. Students at the Isle of Sheppey Academy have created a film to promote Noise Awareness Week (20-25 May). The film will be used to highlight how excess noise, particularly during the summer months, can affect people. The Mayor will be at the Academy’s West site in Sheerness together with the Academy’s Head of Media and the Council’s Media Officer. They will view images from the film and speak to those who have been involved in making it.
Contact: Kelly August, Media Officer, Swale Borough Council - 01795 417153).
10.15am to 12 noon - Annual Charity Coffee Morning. At the invitation of the Secretary and Caseworkers of the Faversham and Sittingbourne Division with Sheppey of SSAFA – Forces Help, the Mayor accompanied by Miss Lauren Gent will attend the Annual Fundraising Coffee Morning at The Orangery, Belmont, near Faversham. SSAFA, The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help, is the service which helps ex-service men and women and their families.
(Contact: Mr Max Tullberg, SSAFA Faversham, Sittingbourne and Sheppey Divisional Secretary - 01795 532786).
10.20am for 11am - Annual Rotary Community 10K Race Event. The Mayor has accepted an invitation from the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta to ‘fire the gun’ to start the Annual Community Event and 10K Race at Westlands School in Sittingbourne. There will be a 2K Fun Run for younger participants beforehand at 9.45am on the School Playing Fields, then at 11am the Mayor will officially start the 10K Race, at the junction of Sidney Avenue and Somerset Close. The event is supported by some Members of Swale Borough Council, with grants from their Community Grant allocations.
(Contact: Mr Beverley Willis, Chairman Invicta PR Committee and Event Organiser - 01622 884478 or 07836 278797).