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The role itself is one of organiser and comes with a small team of experienced volunteers willing to give up their time in November.  The PAO is responsible for the ordering of Stock, managing volunteers and supplying poppies and tins to organisations in the local area.  The PAO will also be responsible for organising the counting and banking of the funds raised during Remembrance Tide.  Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre allow a collection for a full week in the their Mall where the bulk of the funds are raised.  Local Cadets, Scouts and other groups assist with this collection.

The Royal British Legion's support services have never been needed more and increasingly, the support we give is to the Afghan generation of the Armed Forces family - today and for the rest of their lives.  If anyone is interested in ensuring Poppies continue to be available in Rainham I would be very happy to have an informal chat with them.

Jane Ayers
Community Fundraiser, West Kent
Direct: 01622 793194
Mobile: 07551 138413
The Royal British Legion 
Poppy Appeal
Royal British Legion Village
Kent ME20 7NX


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The Net Year Planner 2015 Action Forum Year Planner 2015 

Welcome to The Net Online

Welcome to the website for The Net Magazine. Please browse the website and if you are an existing advertiser with us please check your listing is correct and advise us of any changes to: for business advertisers. for voluntary groups. 

The Net is a monthly printed community reference magazine which is distributed to over 200,000 homes and small businesses in the Medway Towns, Maidstone and Swale in five editions:

Gillingham & Rainham including Newington, Hempstead, Parkwood, Wigmore, Bredhurst, Upchurch, Lower Halstow, Hartlip & Stockbury.

Rochester & Chatham including Lordswood, Walderslade, Luton, Bluebell Hill & St Mary's Island.

Strood & Malling covering the towns & villages along the A228 from Grain to Kings Hill including Hoo, Upnor, Chattenden, High Halstow, Stoke, Allhallows, Grain, Cuxton, Halling, Snodland, Aylesford, Ditton, Larkfield, Leybourne, West Malling, East Mallling, Burham, Eccles & Wouldham.

Swale covering Sittingbourne, Faversham, Sheerness, Queenborough, Minster, Teynham, Bapchild, Bredgar, Eastling, Doddington, Newnham, Bobbing & Isle of Sheppey.

Maidstone including Barming, Bearsted, Allington, Boxley, Coxheath, Sandling, Detling, Grove Green, Loose, Tovil & Shepway.

Issue 129 is out now. Issue 130 is due for publication on 19th September 2015. Bookings for commercial advertisements, details for free listings of voluntary organisations and events in October to be publicised online and in the magazine are being taken now. The copy date for October events is 8th September 2015.

More Volunteers are required for the Community Apple Orchard in Lower Rainham. Click here for more information.


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