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The Friends of Margate Caves is a member of The Margate Caves Community Education Trust, which is a registered charity, no 1155904. 
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Underground Thanet is a sell out success!

Thank you to everyone that attended the talk 'Underground Thanet' on Thursday night. Our location for the evening was the ballroom of the Walpole Bay Hotel and it was filled to capacity. 

We raised a total of £443 from ticket sales, raffle tickets, donations and sales on the night.

Thanks to the following for raffle prizes:

  • Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Margate
  • The Shell Grotto
  • Jenny Moyse
  • Vera Elliott

Thank you to the Thanet Trust for Archaelogy for donating a share of their book sales on the night, to Marjorie Baker & Vera Elliott for the tasty rock cakes and to the Walpole Bay Hotel for being our venue for the evening. 

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3 Auctions, 3 Weekends!

To assist us in our fundraising efforts, The Shell Grotto are hosting online auctions for us. We have had some fabulous prizes donated especially. Our first auction will go live at 8am on Friday 19th October and will close at 8pm on Sunday 21st. You’ll be bidding on:

Three-course meal for two with wine at Margate’s newest seafront eaterie, the Great British Pizza Co. Worth £50.

Two tickets to the Friends of the Shell Grotto talk on Underground Thanet, 8 November at the Walpole Bay Hotel. With interval drinks.

 

And then our next auction will start at 8am on Friday 26th and close at 8pm on Sunday 28th. It’ll be for:

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Underground Thanet

The Friends of the Shell Grotto present, UNDERGROUND THANET

An illustrated talk by Rod LeGear

 

Thursday 8 November, 7pm, £4

Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville

 

All proceeds to The Friends of Margate Caves

 

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Fundraising raffle.

This Friday evening, Madam Popoffs Vintage in Margate is hosting a Soiree. A chance to do some late night shopping and have fun. There will be a hair stylist / make up artist and nail bar along with wine and nibbles.

In aid of the Friends of the Margate Caves, there will also be a raffle. Prizes include:

£20 voucher for Madam Popoff
Flowers from Black Iris Floristry
£10 gift voucher for the Shell Grotto
A discount voucher from the Old Woman’s Make Lounge
Vintage cardi from Breuer & Dawson

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