Fun in the sun for young caregivers

Submitted to the Folkestone Herald

Four South Coast Rotary clubs have joined forces to host an afternoon of fun and games at the XIXth Hole clubhouse at the Littlestone Golf Club.

On August 15, about 60 young caregivers and their families from across the district gathered to enjoy the good weather, games and a roast pork.

Before the pandemic, the event had been a regular fixture in the calendar of Rotary Romney Marsh, Hythe, Folkestone and Channel clubs, so it was with great pleasure that they were able to revamp it this year.

The children took advantage of the mini-football, pétanque, bowling and skittles. One young girl enjoyed the game of shuffleboard so much that she scored over 6,000 points during the afternoon.

There was also a putting competition, with prizes for the lowest scores, as well as a special youth hole-in-one award, which was the envy of many adult golfers in attendance.

Sadly, he was considered too young to buy a round of drinks for all present – the usual “reward” for such a feat.

The numbers were down a bit from the 2019 event, but the feedback from attendees was very positive.

This reflected the hard work of the four clubs, the clubhouse staff, the Littlestone Golf Club and the Kent Young Carers organization.

Rotarians look forward to hosting the event again next year and look forward to welcoming their new friends again and extending the hand of Rotarian friendship even more.

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