Welcome to the website of Deal Save the Children.
We aim to reach out to our supporters and to keep them informed about forthcoming events within the Deal area. All the profits from our events go to Save the Children to help deprived children both in the UK and around the world.
The Deal Branch of Save the Children was formed in 2011 from a group of volunteers. We would love to hear from you if you would like to join us in helping to arrange future fund raising events. Our intention is to make fund-raising fun. We look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events, please see our web page for details.
We are willing to speak to local clubs, schools or groups free of charge about the work of Save the Children.
Chair Deal and District Branch
Mr Chris Hart, former president of Rotary Club Sandwich, selected Save the Children Deal as one of his charities for the year 2014/2015. The main two fund-raising events were the annual duck race ( where plastic ducks are released into the river), and also a golf fund raising day at Princes Golf Club Sandwich. We are so grateful to Mr Hart and all the fellow Rotarians for raising such a magnificent sum for Save the Children.’
Our recent talk on Kent Cricket Club History.
David Robertson, Honorary Curator of Kent Cricket gave a fascinating talk about Kent Cricket. He recalled how Colin Blythe was one of Kent great left-arm spin bowlers from 1899 to 1914 taking 100 wickets in each season but two. On one occasion he bowled 12 overs and only one run was made from them. Tragically he was killed in the first world war and is buried in Oxford Road Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium. This year will be the centenary of his death and that will be marked by a Dinner and service in Canterbury.
Mr Robertson, outlined the measures taken by the club to attract youngsters to watch the game. He recounted a hilarious tale of how he had been approached by the BBC to film a game of cricket on the Goodwin Sands. After about 45 minutes of play, the sea started to rise and all of the players and film crew had to be rescued by the lifeboat!
When he retired from work to live in Sandwich, he struck up a friendship with the distinguished cricket writer and broadcaster EW (Jim) Swanton and helped him with his final book. It was Jim Swanton who recommended Mr Robertson’s appointment as Hon Curator for Kent in 1999.
We were truly fortunate to have someone with such knowledge and enthusiasm for the game talk on behalf of Save the Children.
Please note. This website is independently managed by the Deal fundraising branch of Save the Children. It is not the official Save the Children website. To contact the Deal Branch webmaster please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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