Currently the Abbotts Barton Hotel are unable to accommodate us for any meetings, due to refugees and refurbishments.  We are trying to source another location but so far have been unsuccessful, we are struggling to match all the requirements needed costs, parking, space etc.

The meeting on 17th March is therefore cancelled, we are hoping to have a meeting on 21st April once we have found a venue.  Please contact one of the committee  the week commencing 11th April if you would like to attend.

Thank you


Unfortunately, we must inform you that after a short illness Daphne Woodcock passed away on 12th December 2021.   This will be a huge loss and it will leave a big gap in our team as Daphne’s devotion, enthusiasm, motivation and kindness was one thing that has kept the club going for so many years and to many she was also a good friend.

The Funeral will be on – Tuesday 18th January 2022

1240 Barham Crematorium short committal service.

1400 United Reformed Church, Canterbury for service followed by refreshments.

Family flowers only.

Donations to Cancer Care Club, through J Dilnot – Smith and Sons, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0PD

The family are not expecting everyone to attend the crematorium as the main event will be at the church.

Please feel free to pass to others  but  please let one of the committee know if you are planning to attend for catering purposes.

We haven’t forgotten you all  but we want to ensure when we meet up it is safe to do so.

There is still a lot of Covid out there and it is not going away anytime soon, hopefully the majority of you have escaped it.

We are hoping that when things settle down a bit, as more people get vaccinated we can move forward and start meeting up.

We are hoping to commence the Thursday lunches at the Abbots Barton Hotel from 21st October 2021.

We are  also aiming (fingers crossed) to have a Christmas lunch on Thursday 9th December 2021 at the Abbots Barton Hotel we will let you know once this is confirmed.

A newsletter and menus to follow.

On that note the new Christmas cards are in and will remain the same price £3.50 for  pack of 10.

If anyone  can spare a few free hours and would like to join the committee we would love to hear from you. Please contact Daphne on 01227 720631.

In the meantime please take care.

Please see link below for the recently launched Dermatology helpline