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2014 069Another evening, more rain and more puddles, more mud and no chance of getting outside and really enjoying yourself.

Then it’s a good job the Upnor Pier is here to brighten up our evenings and whisk us off to the Caribbean for the evening with entertainment, three course meal and fun competitions combined to provide a great evening again and not forgetting the genuine Steel band.

Our chivalrous host enabling all to take part Our chivalrous host enabling all to take part

Our congratulations to the Limbo Competition winner who beat off some stiff competition, not that it was a close run thing as I meant stiff in a…. finding it awkward to bend sort of way.

And the winner is........feeling a little unwell. And the winner is……..feeling a little unwell.

As for the winner of the Chilli eating contest, well Julia, you are fearless, we are checking, but don’t think anyone, ever, in the History of the Upnor Pier chilli eating contest (It’s a tradition now you know) has eaten all six, the last one being named a Ghost Chilli. Congratulations and sympathy go to you this morning.

If you would like to know more about events at The Pier, find them on face book, or see them on page three of our printed edition for regular updates. You can find all the pictures from last nights event HERE.

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Lingfield golf & race day 001Grand National winner Bob Champion, MBE, was the special guest at a charity golf and race day which raised more than £6,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

The former jump jockey, who rode Aldaniti to victory in 1981, was the charity’s celebrity tipster at the flat racing event at Lingfield Park in Surrey on Tuesday (June 11th)

Bob also presented awards to the golf teams including Air Ambulance crew members who were the overall winners of the competition on the 18-hole championship course.

He said: “Being in racing, I know how much the Air Ambulance has helped an awful lot of jockeys.

“That’s just on the jockey side but there are a lot of people who ride horses and motorbikes, and car drivers, and the helicopter always picks them up. More

Gravesend town centre has once again entered the regional South and South East in Bloom competition which sees town centres and villages battle it out each year.

The competition, sponsored by Southern Water, is part of the largest horticultural campaign in Europe. It encourages communities to create town centre floral features, permanent planting, wildflower meadows, planting for nature, fruit and vegetable, gardening and much more. More

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Leading children’s charity Action for Children is appealing to runners in Kent to put their best foot forwards and take part in the Bupa London 10,000 race on 27 May 2013.

“We would like people from across Kent to run for us and help raise funds for our work with vulnerable children and young people. We will provide a running vest and fund raising pack, and our team will be there to cheer you on,” said Selena Goldsmith, Action for Children’s Kent Fund raiser. More

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DSC_0359We were again invited along to the Pier in Upnor of Friday evening to cover another of their famous themed nights and for this event we were off to the Caribbean for sun, steel bands and cocktails of every colour imaginable. There was of course a three course meal provided and a free cocktail or beer on arrival. Loud shirts, wigs and shorts were the order of the day for all of those that were able to get there without a long period out in the cold. More

Bulgarian folk singing, seasonal Morris dancing, storytelling and street dancing are just some of the activities taking place at Rochester Community Hub to celebrate the festive season.
Join Medway Libraries on Saturday, 15 December from 1pm to 4pm to celebrate Christmas and Midwinter customs with an afternoon of stories, poetry, song, dance and traditional craft activities for children.
There will be an exhibition of cultural artefacts and Christmas theme refreshments are included.
Places are free, but booking is essential. Please confirm any access or dietary requirements when booking.
For more details Click HERE

At Hoo St. Werburgh Church Sunday 4th. December 6.30 pm. The Kent police male voice choir, tickets a donation of £7. For tickets or further info. Tel Stuart on 01634 251705.

JASON ALLEY SWAY – 8pm on Saturday, 8th October at the CPC Centre, View Road, Cliffe Woods. An evening of swing music and dance. Ticket £10 (includes supper). Licensed bar. Fundraising raffle. Please phone 01634 220330 to book.

CHARITY AUCTION hosted by PAT MARSH from BBC Radio Kent – Saturday, 22nd October – 7pm preview for 7.30pm start at the CPC Centre, View Road, Cliffe Woods. Licensed bar. Entry £2 (includes catalogue). Please phone 01634 220330 to book.

Please attend if you can to support one of our local charities

Saturday the 9th of July is a date for your diary. It’s the Higham Village Parade and picnic. The action starts at 4pm at the top of Forge Lane with the Eco-Float parade and competition, the parade will travel down Forge Lane and into School Lane with the finish at Higham Primary School Field.

The picnic starts at around 5pm with entertainment provided until late on the new outdoor stage. Bring your own food, drink, blankets and chairs etc along with friends, family, neighbours and anyone else you would like to be there. Everyone is welcome to this village event.

Children and families in Medway will be celebrating National Bookstart Day on Friday, 10 June, with stories and activities on this year’s theme of transport. More

Men, women and children whose lives have been touched by cancer are being invited to play a key role in Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life. More

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