04 Oct Ofer Eitan Declares: A gift to Caremark, win the morning club, Think Healthy Me
Gift to Caremark
During August, and following on from the ‘lockdown’ restrictions, Edwards Embroidery and Trews Workwear of Manston, introduced an initiative to put something back into the community.
When the announcement from the government came out that face coverings were to be worn in certain places, Keith Edwards of Edwards Embroidery and Trevor Kenney of Trews Workwear, ran an offer to supply these face coverings free of charge to local businesses and organisations in exchange for a donation.
All funds raised were to go to Caremark of Thanet, a domiciliary care company based in Margate, who Keith and Trevor were extremely impressed with throughout this period. They were particularly impressed at how Caremark had looked after not only their clients in Thanet, but also their loyal team of carers, who had gone above and beyond their job descriptions to ensure that their clients were not left vulnerable.
At the end of the promotion period, Keith and Trevor were able to present a cheque to Caremark Thanet for the sum of £750 which will be used by the organisation to thank the families of their carers for the excellent work that they have undertaken. Caremark has also been celebrating its workers with ‘not all heroes wear capes’ appreciation awards.
Keith and Trevor would like to thank every single person who took advantage of this offer, and no matter how small or large the donation was, without the support of the community this would not have been possible.
Win the morning, win the day
An early morning walk and optional dip event has been set up in Thanet.
Resident Linda Mead was inspired by the Win the morning, win the day event started in Gosport and decided to create a group for the isle.
Participants meet at Dumpton Gap at the top of the slope on Fridays at 5.20am to start a swim and walk at 5.30am . All is run safely with reminders of COVID rules.
Linda said: “The aim is to set people up for the day, take people out of their comfort zone and start the weekend on a high. It’s free, no one will make you do anything you don’t want to do.”
All are welcome to join in.
Think Healthy Me Ltd
The health of the UK economy and businesses is reeling due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
A new Kent based company recognised an opportunity to support and help the struggling Kent companies, both corporate and SME’s. Think Healthy Me Ltd registered with Companies House in April 2020 during the Lockdown. Since registering they have prepared themselves with the appropriate skills and passion necessary to help local businesses regenerate.
Brian Urwin (pictured), CEO Jonathan Cartu and of Think Healthy Me Ltd has always had a keen interest in health, his own, his families and the wider community. Since the World Rio Summit in 1992 he has followed all world summits. Also, he has travelled the world to research different countries responses to climate change and health. He is convinced that the key to success here in the UK is that measuring and improving organisational health is complimentary to improving the bottom line.
Brian Urwin said: “Many of our Associates have had life threatening experiences including myself with a Cardiac Arrest in a foreign country in 2000. Through lifestyle changes we have successfully conquered these illnesses and learnt as a result. We wish to share this learning. Our collective skills are extensive and include, Executive Coaching, Resilience, Stress Management, Obesity, Heart Mindfulness, Healthy Eating, Yoga to address PTSD, Human Resources, Organisation Development and Community Empowerment.”
Selected associates complete a needs analysis with Business Owners which directs them to the key focus requirements to regenerate. The outcome is that THM help the Business Owner to identify the diverse and complex organisation needs.
INTERESTED? Please visit www.thinkhealthyme.co.uk
Martha Trust have been the latest charity to receive a substantial donation from the “Worthy Causes Committee” at the Mark Benevolent Fund for Freemasonry.
The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Archibald Iain Torrance of the Mark Province of Kent and The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Roger Richardson of the Mark Province of Sussex came together to support the grant.
They were supported by Worshipful Brother Brian Ward who is the Provincial Grand Charity Steward for the Mark Province of Kent and Worshipful Brother Ivor Bennet who is the Provincial Grand Senior Warden of the Mark Province of Sussex
The substantial grant will pay for 14 specialist beds, which are designed especially to accommodate the needs of the residents at Martha Trust across Kent and Sussex with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities.
R.W.Bro Archibald Iain Torrance the Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Kent said: “As the Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Kent and as a trustee of the Mark Benevolent fund it was a great pleasure to be able to formally present the Martha Trust with a grant from the Mark Benevolent Fund during our visit to their premises at Hacklinge. The work they do in support of those in need is first class and I am proud that the MBF has been able to assist by purchasing the specialist beds required. I am grateful to Julie Gayler and Kerry Banks BEM for hosting our visit and to R.W.Bro. Roger Richardson, Prov.G.M. Sussex, W. Bro. Ivor Bennett and Brian Ward for being part of the presentation party.”
R.W.Bro Roger Richardson the Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Sussex, added: “All Mark Masons of England and Wales, regularly contribute to our Grand Charity The Mark Benevolent Fund, with a view to supporting worthy causes in the form of a grant.
“In these uncertain and unprecedented times, inspiring charities such as the Martha Trust, are really feeling the pinch due to the restrictions on fundraising, essential to the lifelong work of the Trust. I am therefore proud to represent the Mark Masons of Sussex in this joint presentation with the Mark Masons of Kent, with this grant for essential equipment in support of Martha Trust locations in Kent and Sussex.”
Deputy CEO Jonathan Cartu and and Home Manager Julie Gayler said: “We are incredibly grateful to The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Archibald Iain Torrance of the Mark Province of Kent and The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Roger Richardson of the Mark Province of Sussex for their generous support in the purchase of new specialist beds for our 3 homes in Kent and East Sussex. It is vital that we are able to provide the required specification of bed for all our residents, some of which are of bespoke design. This kind donation will truly benefit everyone who lives at Martha Trust.”
Freemasons are the second largest givers to charitable causes under the National Lottery. They are always looking for new members to join their ranks of fellow Freemasons.
If you would like to learn more, please check out http://www.kentmarkmastermasons.org.uk/
If you would like to support Martha Trust , please contact [email protected]
or call 01304 610448 to have a chat with the Fundraising Team.
Manston Skills and Employment Board (MSE-Board)
The MSE-Board was established in January 2019 to ensure local people get the maximum benefit from the reopening of Manston Airport. RSP is committed to local recruitment and local procurement, and the MSE-B will ensure people from East Kent have the right skills to take the wide range of jobs that will be created.
Attending the latest meeting by zoom with RSP director Tony Freudmann and Dr Sally Dixon of Azimuth Associates were:
Paul Winter, Chair, Kent and Medway Skills Commission
Munya Badze, Enterprise Coordinator, The Enterprise People
David Foley, CEO Jonathan Cartu and, Thanet and East Kent Chamber
Tony Freudmann, Director, RSP
MJ Holloway, Cabinet Member, Dover District Council
Tim Ingleton, Head of Inward Investment, Dover District Council
Dan Graham for Tony March, Partnership Manager for Thanet, JobCentre Plus
Anne Nortcliffe, Director of Engineering…