GMS News 77 April 2015

Tea or Coffee?


Serving_teasEach month our volunteers make sure there is a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit at the end of our meetings.


The contribution made by volunteers to the national economy has long been recognised, whether it has been for leisure pursuits, activities for young people, hospital runs, Citizens’ Advice, museums or any one of countless other charity activities. The value to the national economy is estimated at more than £11 billion, and I like to think that our little group plays a tiny part in that.





Last Month’s Meeting

Steve__Richard_MorsleyA large audience came to our March meeting to hear about the plans for the Betteshanger Sustainable Park. Richard Morsley. Park Director of the Hadlow Group. Funding is already in place for the first phase of the project on the Fowlmead site which will include a mining museum. Among those present was the Mayor of Dover, Cllr Pam Brivio.







April Meeting

Kitchener_CampKitchener_Camp_2In early 1939 a former army camp near Sandwich, was adapted by the Council of German Jewry to house mostly single Jewish men from Germany and Austria who had been released from concentration camps in the aftermath of the infamous November Pogrom on the proviso that they would leave Germany immediately, often without their families. This became The Kitchener Camp for Refugees.

At our next meeting, on 16th April, Clare Ungerson will give us some insight into life in the camp,

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