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Newsletter September 2015

Newsletter September 2015
30th September 2015

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MBF News & Events – September 2015

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2015 / 2016 Membership

A big thank you to the 88* local businesses that have renewed their Marden Business Forum membership for 2015/16. Membership is only £24 for the year.

*Total as of 29/09/2015

Cornwallis Academy Careers Assembly

We are Cornwallis Academy and we are situated in Linton on the way into Maidstone.  We are looking to engage with local businesses to help develop our student’s employability skills and to help us become aware of what local companies are looking for from young people.

Would any members of the Forum be prepared to come and talk to a year assembly about their business, career or work area.  We are running Careers Assemblies for the week of 16th November from 1.10 pm.  The talk would only need to be 10 minutes long. Do get in touch if you would be able to help.

We run many events with local employers and would be happy to come and talk to you about how we could work together.

Liz Simmons
Skills For Life Advisor
01622 743152 x545

Equine Crime Prevention

Kent Horse Watch will be holding an event on Monday 19th October, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Coldblow Equestrian Training Centre, Coldblow Lane, Thurnham ME14 3LR.

Meet members from Kent Horse Watch, talk to Rural Crime Officers to find out what actions they are taking in your area and meet suppliers of security equipment.

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The MBF is now on Facebook. Check out our new page facebook.com/mardenbusinessforum

Dr Nigel Minett – Charity Dinner – Raffle

Dr Nigel Minett, was a GP at Marden Medical Centre for over 20 years. He died 10 ½ weeks after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in January 2012. He was 54.

Nigel’s daughter, Rebecca is organizing a Charity Dinner Dance in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK on November 28th at the London Beach Hotel in Tenterden. Such was Nigel’s popularity, the 100 tickets sold out in just over 24 hours.

Rebecca is hoping to run an auction and raffle on the night, and there must be many among our membership that remember Nigel, if anyone would like to donate an auction or raffle prize. Any such donations would of course be acknowledged in the programme.

Rebecca would also like to collect some memories/tributes to Nigel if anyone would like to contribute any comments – these are to be displayed at the Dinner Dance.

Pancreatic Cancer is known as ‘the silent killer’. In a recent survey, 71% of those asked could not name a single symptom of the disease which is rarely diagnosed until it is in an advanced stage. Unlike many other cancers, survival rates have not improved in 40 years – and only 3% of those diagnosed survive 5 years.

Rebecca has also set up a Just Giving page for the event which can be found at www.justgiving.com/charity-dinner-dance/

All best wishes
Kate Minett

For more information, please contact Rebecca on charitydinnerdance@hotmail.com

Our Next Event
West End Tavern

Our next event will be Christmas at the West End Tavern on 3rd December. Further details will be available closer to the time on our website.

Our Last Event
Hush Heath Winery

Our last event was a socialising and networking event at the Hush Heath Winery on the 10th September, where 40+ members and guests attended.

Did you know?

There are sections on the website to promote events that you, the Forum Members are running. Click here to view the current events.

There is also a section for Village Events too. Click here to view the Village Events.

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