Music, Belly Dancing, Keychain Giveaways and Entertainment at Ramsgate, Thank You Party for Key Workers and Volunteers – The Isle Of Thanet News
A thank you party for key workers and Ramsgate volunteers included keychain gifts designed by Thanet schoolchildren and students, live music, poetry readings, belly dancing and refreshments.
The event, hosted by Ramsgate Mayor Raushan Ara, took place in Charlotte Square yesterday (August 15) and brought together many people who have worked throughout the pandemic, either in key departments or as as volunteers.
Vanessa Culliford and her troupe of belly dancers, the Thanet Vocal Collective choir and poet Black Bard, provided food, drink and entertainment for local businesses.
Each person present received one of the key rings.
Cllr Ara said: “As Mayor of Ramsgate, I was proud to host Ramsgate Thanksgiving Day for all key workers and volunteers. Without the hard work and dedication of the doctors and nurses at QEQM; key workers; local police, postmen, teachers, firefighters and volunteers, many people would have been left without vital services.
“Thank you to the garbage collectors, Malcolm, our dedicated street cleaner for keeping Ramsgate tidy and to the RNLI who continue to risk their lives to save others. Many thanks to The Salvation Army and Our Kitchen who continue to provide meals and support our community.
“East Kent Mencap was also there; Ramsgate Sea Cadets; local councilors and Rabbi Cliff and Helene Cohen.
“Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly to keep our community healthy.
“This event was made possible with the help of our city promoter Rebekah Smith, my medical assistant Kim Hobbs, technicians from Ramsgate City Council and our wonderful volunteers.
Special thanks to Bob Ellendor, Store Manager at Ramsgate Asda, for the donation of refreshments, Sharon Goodyer, for her handmade bruschetta, the wonderful entertainment provided by Vanessa Culliford and her troupe of belly dancers, the group of choir of the Thanet Vocal Collective and poet Black Bard.
“A personal thank you to Crusties Bakeries for their cakes, Horse and Groom and Hovelling Boat for their kind support, and to the chef of Ramsgate Tandoori for cooking for the event.
“Thanks to Mike Goldwater for the photographs and Ant Wright Videography for his amazing video (below).
“Thank you to all the supporters and participants for making this day a success and for showing their support to all of our key workers. Many thanks to all the students at local schools and colleges who individually designed the key chains.
“I am proud to be the Mayor of Ramsgate, which has so many generous and caring people. I wish you all a great summer.