News

Take a look below at the news articles we have at EKIDS.

Thanet News for September Part 1

Thanet News for September Part 1

Please take 5 mins to read all about EKIDS activities.  

Date: 13th Sep 2019

Thanet News for September Part 2

Thanet News for September Part 2

Date: 13th Sep 2019

Canterbury EKID News August Part 1

Canterbury EKID News August Part 1

Get a cuppa and have a quick read about what EKIDS Canterbury got up to in August. 

Date: 13th Sep 2019

Canterbury EKID News August Part 2

Canterbury EKID News August Part 2

Date: 13th Sep 2019

Thanet News for July Part 1

Thanet News for July Part 1

Please take 5 mins to read all the news from EKIDS. 

Date: 23rd Jul 2019

Thanet News for July Part 2

Thanet News for July Part 2

Please take 5 mins to read all the news from EKIDS

Date: 23rd Jul 2019

Thanet News for May Part 1

Thanet News for May Part 1

Please visit our Facebook page 'East Kent Independent Dementia Support' to download the whole newsletter, thank you. 

Date: 15th May 2019

Thanet News for May Part 2

Thanet News for May Part 2

Please visit our Facebook page 'East Kent Independent Dementia Support' to download the whole newsletter, thank you.

Date: 15th May 2019

EKIDS Thanet News for April Part 1

EKIDS Thanet News for April Part 1

Please take some time to read the news for April, lots of interesting events to enjoy!

Date: 1st Apr 2019

EKIDS Thanet News for April Part 2

EKIDS Thanet News for April Part 2

Please take some time to read the news for April, lots of interesting events to enjoy!

Date: 1st Apr 2019

Remembering the life and support of Tremaine Haydon Mayer

Remembering the life and support of Tremaine Haydon Mayer

Sadly, Tremaine Haydon Mayer, our Chairman before EKIDS was launched, died on March 25th, 2019. She became our Life President when the EKIDS committee was formulated. She will be missed for her organising and help that she gave for the whole of her life.

We send our love to all her family.

Date: 27th Mar 2019

Canterbury Newsletter March 2019

Canterbury Newsletter March 2019

Please take five minutes to have read of all the latest meetings and wonderful activities going on in the EKIDS family.

Date: 13th Mar 2019

Newsletter March 2019

Newsletter March 2019

Please take five minutes to have read of all the latest meetings and wonderful activities going on in the EKIDS family.

Date: 5th Mar 2019

Newsletter February 2019

Newsletter February 2019

Please take five minutes to have read of all the wonderful meetings and activities going on in the EKIDS family.

Date: 7th Feb 2019

Excellent morning at the Living with Dementia session

Excellent morning at the Living with Dementia session

Members of EKIDS attended the Thanet Over 50's Forum's (TOFFS)  'Living with Dementia' information and discussion session this morning (Thursday 24th January) at the Trinity Resource Centre, Margate.

There were two informative talks by Admiral Nurse - Jade Garlick and Mental Health Nursing Lecturer - Niall McLaughlin, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, both during the presentations and during the breaks. 

In addition to the EKIDS stand, there were stands from a variety of different organisations and businesses such as Carers Support, Age UK and the Seaside Singers.

There are going to be two further sessions hosted by the TOFFS, one on the 13th March in Broadstairs and the second on the 15th May in Margate, we will post details on the 'Events' page. 

Thank you to TOFFS for putting on such a good event and for inviting EKIDS to be part of it. 

Date: 24th Jan 2019

Raise funds for EKIDS with a Smile!

Raise funds for EKIDS with a Smile!

If you weren't aware Amazon has a charitable site called 'Amazon Smile' where you can nominate a charity to receive a small donation each time you make a purchase, with no additional fees or costs to you.

Below are some more details about Amazon Smile, but if you would like to help us raise much-needed funds please consider popping over to smile.amazon.co.uk, logging in to your account and choosing EKIDS as your nominated charity, we would be most grateful.

Thank you for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.

 
 
 

Date: 19th Jan 2019

EKIDS on Academy FM

EKIDS on Academy FM

Margaret, Tess and Lee interviewed on the breakfast show by Paul Rutters. We talked with Paul about how EKIDS began, the services we provide and where EKIDS meet across Thanet, Canterbury and Whitstable.

Date: 22nd Dec 2018

EKIDS Christmas Lunch

EKIDS Christmas Lunch

We all had a lovely Christmas get-together at St Augustine’s, Westgate-in-Sea on Friday 7th December 2018.

78 members, volunteers, and friends enjoyed a delicious three-course lunch, with lots of chatting, laughter and silliness, with the ‘whizzy balloons’ ending up all over the place, but mostly on the ceiling!

Events like these are really important to our community, as Christmas can often be a challenging time for people, particularly if they are caring for a loved one or are someone who isn’t able to get out of the house very often and may not have the opportunity of attending celebrations with friends and family at this time of year.

The EKIDS festive lunch was relaxed and friendly, time for folks to get dressed up, perhaps re-live old memories of lively work Christmas lunches and spend valuable time with other members of the EKIDS family.

We were very lucky to have a beautiful handmade quilt, made by one of the members, to raffle and are most grateful to everyone who bought a ticket, as it raised an amazing £350, well done to everyone! Also, a BIG thank you to everyone involved in organising this wonderful event, it really was a special day.

Well, as we are now well into the New Year, the Committee has already started to think about plans for the Christmas lunch extravaganza for 2019, more whizzy balloons perhaps? you’ll have to join us to find out wink

Date: 7th Dec 2018

Newsletter - May 2018

Newsletter - May 2018

Here at EKIDS we have regular newsletters published each month. Click on the more button to read this one from May 2018.

Date: 23rd May 2018