Menu

Latest News New charity shop opens in Rye

New charity shop opens in Rye

Our new shop supporting the work of the RMCH is now open for business.

Posted by Clare Grove on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sunflower Charity Shop – a shop to support the work of the Romney Marsh Community Hub – was formally opened by The Right Worshipful, The Mayor of Rye and Speaker of the Cinque Ports, Councillor Rebekah Gilbert, alongside the Mayor and Mayoress of New Romney, Paul and Janet Thomas, on Wednesday 30 June.

Despite the grey skies, the local dignitaries enjoyed a (socially distanced!) tour of the shop and met its manager, Clair, as well as the Romney Marsh Community Hub’s CEO, Jon Wilson, and Trustees.

The Sunflower Charity Shop is sited in premises formerly occupied by The Rye Community Shop on Cinque Ports Street, and will offer a wide selection of new and good quality second hand items including bric-a-brac, clothing, footwear, toys, household items, books, jewellery and more. Quality donations - especially ceramics, homeware and young fashion - are welcome.

In the past 12+ months, the Romney Marsh Community Hub’s focus has been to provide vital support to those required to shield during the first national lockdown, as well as help hundreds of vulnerable people within the wider community throughout the continuing pandemic.

Looking to the future, the Hub, which is based in New Romney, will be supporting the health and wellbeing for those aged over 50 across the Marsh. As well as social programmes from the centre, the Hub will offer exercise and health classes and clinics, and an outreach service for meals. The Sunflower Café will also be open daily at the Hub for a variety of hot and cold meals and snacks.

Jon Wilson is CEO of the Romney Marsh Community Hub.

“We are really happy to be launching the Sunflower Charity shop in Rye. This prime location gets us into the heart of the community, and we are looking forward to forging new links and benefitting an even wider group of people. We’ve been delighted to update local residents as preparations and refurbishment got underway, and were pleased to welcome our special guests to celebrate its opening.”

Mayor of New Romney, Cllr Paul Thomas said:

“I was delighted to be welcomed to Rye by Cllr Rebekah Gilbert and attend the opening of the Romney Marsh Community Hub’s charity shop. My wife and I have been volunteering at the Hub since the outset of the pandemic so have seen first-hand the difference it makes to the community. Our vaccination centres in Lydd and New Romney have supported residents of Rye – especially in the early days of the vaccination programme – and I am pleased to see the communities working together and supporting one another with the launch of this shop.”

Councillor Dr Rebekah Gilbert is the Mayor of Rye.

“This empty shop has been transformed for the benefit of our town - and it is great to see the results of many weeks of hard work by the Community Hub and Sunflower shop team. Recycling and upcycling are fantastic for the environment as well as our wallets – and what better way to encourage this?”

Cllr Gilbert continued:

“After the challenges of the past 16 months, it is more important than ever that our communities support each other - I look forward to working closely together and shopping here in the future.”

The Romney Marsh Community Hub Winter Support Fund helping those in financial difficulty this winter

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

If you, or someone you know, needs financial support this winter, the Romney Marsh Community Hub may be able to help.

Romney Marsh Community Hub Vaccination volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours to support vaccination programme

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Romney Marsh Community Hub has donated a staggering 15,000 volunteer hours to the local vaccination programme since it launched earlier this year.

Christmas Fayre 2021

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021

Come along and get some wonderful gifts for Christmas

Christmas 2021 – present appeal

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021

Could you help us make Christmas special for those who may have little or nothing under the tree on Christmas morning?

Walk the Marsh 2021: Over £1,300 raised for the Romney Marsh Community Hub so far!

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021

The Romney Marsh Community Hub has completed its first annual Walk the Marsh and is overwhelmed by the community's support.

Take part in our Walk the Marsh community initiative

Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Romney Marsh Community Hub is launching its first annual Walk the Marsh and is inviting the whole community to get involved.

Official opening of the Romney Marsh Community Hub

Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021

The Romney Marsh Community Hub has now been officially opened by the Mayors of New Romney and Lydd.

Bishop of Dover visits Romney Marsh Community Hub

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2021

The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin visited the Romney Marsh Community Hub this month.

Macmillan coffee morning

Posted on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Join our Macmillan coffee morning on Friday, September 24, 2021.

New fitness classes and activities

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021

Our new activities and fitness classes offer something for everyone!

Upcoming Activities & Events | View All

Tai Chi

Thursday, January 20, 2022

9:30am - 11:00am

A great choice if you are looking to improve your overall wellbeing.

January
20
Thursday

Seated Tai Chi

Thursday, January 20, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

A seated version of our popular Tai Chi class.

January
20
Thursday

Art Club

Thursday, January 20, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Our art club is for everyone regardless of artistic skill or experience.

January
20
Thursday

Romney Marsh Community Hub Sunflower House, Rolfe Lane, New Romney, Kent TN28 8JR

Phone 01797 363888

Email [email protected]