Congratulations to Chris West and his team of volunteers for the fantastic Deal Car Show...bigger and better and long may it continue.
The Cinnamon Trust Needs You!
The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their much loved, much needed pets.
Volunteers help to keep owners and pets together either by walking a dog for a housebound owner, fostering pets when the owners need hospital care and even cleaning out a bird cage.
Unfortunately we have a shortage of volunteers who are able to offer some much needed walks for two lovely dogs a Jack Russell/Lakeland Terrier Cross who’s 13 and a Jack Russell /Cairn Cross who’s 4.
The Cinnamon Trust is desperate for volunteers in this area even if you can only offer an hour a week it will improve the dog’s quality of life and give the owner peace of mind.
If anyone can help please call Sally on 01736 758707
Or email email@example.com. Please check out the web site for more details www.cinnamon.org.uk
Registered Charity No 1134680. The Cinnamon Trust is a limited company registered in England & Wales. Company Number 07004861
The June programme at The Astor is an all singing, all dancing occasion with lots more so get your glad rags out, put on your dancing shoes and get yourself down to Deal.
Hang the DJ
Saturday 1st June, Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.00pm
The month starts with the most Easterly indie disco in the land, playing alternative music for great dancing.
Martha Trust, the charity that runs two homes in Hacklinge Lane, Deal, is calling on its supporters to nominate it for the Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year.
Nominated charities can benefit from a huge amount of support ranging from donations and gifts-in-kind to volunteering and awareness raising.
Julie Gayler, Director of Marketing at Martha Trust said: “We get an enormous amount of support from people and companies in and around Deal. When they hear about our work, caring for people with profound disabilities, they are incredibly generous. But as a small, local charity we simply don’t have the resources to publicise what we do that widely.
“Becoming a Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year would give us a tremendous boost and have a real impact on the lives of the people we care for. It takes just a few minutes to nominate a charity and each vote could make all the difference.”
Anyone wishing to nominate Martha Trust can pick up a form from one of the following Sainsbury’s stores:
Sainsbury’s in Deal: West Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6AH | 426 Margate Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2QG
Voting is open between 9th and 23rd May
The world-famous Orient Express train returns to Deal for the first of four UK Pullman ‘Discover Deal’ excursions in 2013 on Thursday 23rd May.
Visitors to Deal travelling on board the train from London Victoria will arrive at 1.15pm and following two hours’ free time in Deal will then return to London Victoria, departing Deal at 3.45pm.
Congratulations to Walmer Parish Council for yet another great Brocante! It seemed bigger and better this year and the lovely weather made it a great day out.
Deal With It, Deal’s Local Green Community group, project for a community garden based at Deal’s Railway Station was officially opened on Saturday by Deal Town Mayor Marlene Burham.
The group arranged for five planters to be installed on platform one at the station as part of SE Railway’s ‘Adopt a Station’ Scheme.
Alison Nolan, Customer Relations Manager from Southeastern said: “Our stations are very much an important part of the community. Deal station is not only used by thousands of commuters every year, but many more visitors and leisure travellers as well; it is a vital gateway to the town.
Sadie Castle and Christopher Stringer from Sandwich and Barnaby Harrison from Deal have all successfully completed the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Martha Trust.
Despite back problems halfway through the course Sadie, an Accounts Assistant at BKRW Solicitors, battled on and finished in an impressive 6 hours and 22 minutes:
“The crowds were absolutely amazing, giving us so much positive encouragement all the way round - not to mention the sweets! I was determined to get over that finish line and the thought of my loved ones waiting to see me spurred me on, together with the thought of collecting all that sponsorship money.”
Barney Harrison, Teacher Head of Year 9 at Astor College, Dover, finished the marathon in just 5 hours and 53 minutes:
“The London Marathon was an amazing experience and the atmosphere was so positive. I would never have made it round without the support of the huge crowds and the messages and calls from family and friends. I’m really proud to have made it to the end and have raised money for such a worthwhile cause - it hurt but I loved every minute.”
Christopher Stringer, a Business Advisor for German based company Rattay finished in 5 hours and 21 minutes and is on course to raise £1,500 for Martha:
“The Virgin London Marathon is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Thankfully there were no bruises or blisters just some very weary and tired legs. It’s been an incredible opportunity and I want to continue supporting the vital work that Martha Trust does in as many ways as I can.”
Martha Trust now has places available for next year so if you’re feeling inspired, join us for the 2014 Virgin London Marathon at www.marthatrust.org.uk/virginlondonmarathon
There’s still time to support our runners on Virgin Money Giving at:
Sadie - www.virginmoneygiving.com/SadieCastle1
Barney - www.virginmoneygiving.com/BarneyHarrison
Christopher - www.virginmoneygiving.com/ChristopherStringer
Alex Madgwick has organised a charity concert for YoungMinds (the UKs leading charity for mental health in Children and young people) this Sunday (May 5th) at The Astor Theatre. It is going to involve local young talent including DAPA, Maddie's Melody Makers, Sandwich Concert Band and Kent Junior Show Choir. Tickets are £10 (students 2 for £10) available from the Astor. The concert starts at 7.30pm and the doors will open at 7.00pm.
Local Deal artist, Caroline Yates, will be exhibiting a collection of oil paintings on canvas at Lovelys, 248 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2PX from May 4th-25th.
The collection, titled Urban Myth, is based on identity and explores the notion of standing out from or disappearing into a crowd.