Activities, fundraising

The KM Colour Run

Event date: Sunday, June 9, 2019 staged at Betteshanger Country Park, Deal. One Start time (10.30am)

colour run
Are you dong anything on Sunday, June 9? If not, how about coming along to the KM Colour Run with us to raise funds?

Whether you run, jog, or walk, it’s a great way to raise some money and get active – all the while being showered with coloured powder!

The event is less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having fun. The KM Colour Run is a 5K, un-timed run in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at points throughout the run. The aim is start white and finish bright!

The KM Colour Run is a great fundraising and team-building event appropriate for participants of all ages (U16’s must be accompanied by an adult runner).

This is a collaborative event enabling you to run for your own charity. Your charity will receive 70% of sponsor monies, with the remaining 30% going to the KM Charity Team. This will cover event costs and fund the KM Charity Team’s child literacy and road safety work with schools.

Gift Aid collected on manual sponsor forms is retained by KM Charity Team and Gift Aid raised using our own Virgin Money Giving sponsorship page is split 70/30 between your chosen charity and KM Charity Team. Participants are required NOT to set-up their own online donation page not linked to the KM Charity Team page. All instructions on how to create your linked Virgin Money Giving page are sent out post-booking.

To book your spot, please click here and follow the instructions. Use booking code COLLAB19 for a £6 discount. See you there!


The Net Hub to benefit from Kent Community Foundation’s Core Support Fund

The Net Hub celebrates its support from KCF

The Net Community Hub has been chosen as the Medway recipient for the Kent Community Foundation’s new Core Support Fund.

The Core Support Fund will have a significant impact on the delivery of our services in Weedswood, one of the most deprived areas of Medway. It’s a three year programme to cover core costs, with the Net receiving £12,000 for the first year.

The Net manager, Jaye Nolan, says: “This is fantastic news from Kent Community Foundation, who’ve already been so supportive of us in the past two years. As a tiny charity that punches above its weight for our local community, the core funding is a real boost and will enable us to do so much more to combat social isolation in our vulnerable, elderly and isolated residents.”

The Net Hub Vice Chairman, Geoff Waters, comments: “It’s absolutely outstanding and a perfect testimony to Jaye’s hard work, initiative and commitment since joining as the NET Community Hub as our manager. Although only part time, she provides leadership well beyond expectations.”

Front-line organisations invest a great deal of resource into applying for funding, and sometimes find it challenging to secure funding for their core work and overheads like utilities, rent and service delivery staff. This grant comes at the perfect time for The Net, and will allow us to consolidate their services and make much needed improvements to the hub.

Natalie Smith, Director or Grants and Impact at Kent Community Foundation comments: “We received a huge number of applications for our Core Support Fund, with Medway being the most over-subscribed district. We are well placed to understand the importance of unrestricted and multi-year support to grassroots organisations and we look forward to seeing the impact of this funding on their communities over the three years.”

Funding, fundraising

We’ve a Crowdfunder page for new doors and windows!

The Net Community Hub WALT Walderslade

With the release recently of the national Loneliness Strategy, we here at The Net Hub are keen to do our bit for the older people in our community and not only make our space available to them, but also make it as comfortable as possible.

We run a number of activities, from Chairobics to Time To Talk, a DIY Arts & Crafts Cafe, and an open cafe every week. We’d love to get the space open even more and to help this, we want the space to be welcoming to all.

Thanks to England’s temperate climate, most people can enjoy the space in relative comfort. However, during particularly cold or hot phases, the old wooden doors and windows can leave it either cold and draughty or humid and sweaty.

We’ve already got £1000 towards replacement costs, but we need another £3000 in order to install new pvc doors and windows with openings that will help to regulate the temperatures. This would also include a new back door, which currently cannot be opened from the outside and makes logistics a little tricky when we have a group meeting in the space.

Any help you can give us would be much appreciated.

Thank you!


Afternoon Tea at the Hub


After whetting your appetite with that scrummy picture, you’re cordially invited to an Afternoon Tea at the Hub on Thursday, October 11 between 1.30-3.30pm.

For just £2 you’ll have unlimited drinks to wash down tasty scones with jam and cream, and the chance to have a good ol’ natter with old and new friends.

Call into the space when we’re open to book and pay. (See our What’s on Page for sessions).


We’ve extended our Thursday openings!

colouring in

Due to popular demand, we’re opening up on the first and second Thursdays in the month.

The visitors to our D.I.Y Arts and Crafts Cafe enjoyed it so much, we’ve instigated an Open Cafe and Colouring on the first and second Thursdays from 1.30-3.30pm, with adult colouring books and anything else participants would like to bring along with them.

Or simply enjoy the company and have a cup of tea and chat – it’s entirely up to you!


Get your brains into gear – we’re holding a Quiz Night Fundraiser

The aim is to have fun as well as raise vital funds to keep the hub open – so we’re having a Quiz Night!

All budding Masterminds are welcome to take on all the wannabe Eggheads, and there will be no Pointless answers as we enter The Chase for the top prize! #sorrynotsorry

The Quiz is on Thursday, March 1, doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £12 per team, with a maximum of 4 people to a team (£3 each) – there are 9 tables available, so don’t delay!

There will be 5 rounds of our favourite general knowledge categories, with a break after Round 3.

You can bring your own drinks and nibbles although teas and coffees will also be available for a small donation.

Book your tickets here – and start revising!

Book now


The D.I.Y Arts & Crafts Cafe opens for business

the net community hub diy arts walderslade

Some of our regulars have been desperate to get arty and crafty for a while now, so we’re opening up the cafe on the 4th Thursday in the month for a skill sharing bonanza!

You can bring along your own activity (knitting, colouring books, crochet, drawing pad?) – or even your favourite book. We’ll supply materials for collage and other activities, plus each month, one of our regular customers will demonstrate their own skill, giving you the opportunity to join in too.

The first session (February 22) will see Vicki showcase cake decorations for Easter and all are welcome to work with her. Or as advised above, simply bring along your own activity to share with others, or just enjoy the company.

The session will run from 1.30-3.30pm and there will be a small fee of £2 to cover materials, but tea and coffee is included.

We look forward to seeing you.