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Last updated: 24/09/2019

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Musical Walkabout CIC

Modern minstrelling and music for wellbeing! Providing profoundly beneficial person-centred musical interventions to people living with dementia or experiencing social isolation in the Folkestone & Hy...

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What is Spotlight?

From community services and sports clubs, to support groups and children’s activities, it can be hard to find out about everything in the area that local people can access. Spotlight is an ambitious project that aims to be the answer to that very problem by strengthening communities and bringing people together, linking them to the activities and services that they are looking for.

Spotlight's mission is to connect people across Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and the Kent Downs with the hundreds of activities and services that are available locally.  It is an online directory where people can search for groups, activities, hobbies and classes that they are interested in. Spotlight is free and easy for communities to use and provides a platform for even the smallest organisation to reach the thousands of people in our district.

Disclaimer

The listings on Spotlight have been submitted by members of the public who operate activities and services within the local area, and also by citizens who want to help publicise the local groups that are available to the people in our district. Therefore some information submitted may become out of date or inaccurate. To minimise this, listings are verified every six months. Each listing displays the date it was last updated. Please refer to the disclaimer in our footer, and also the Terms & Conditions.

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How to use Spotlight

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1. In the search bar above, simply describe what you are looking for in as few words as possible and click ‘Search’. We will then show you a list of results based on what you type in.

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2. Narrow down your results by using the filter options on the left-hand side of the results page. Choose a distance you can manage, and days that you are free, and we’ll show you the clubs, activities and services that we think might be right for you.

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3. Once you spot something that catches your eye, click on the result for more information. On the next page you will find the contact details provided to Spotlight, such as email address, website, hours of operation, and even a map to help you find it.

Activities In Your Local Area

This area includes: Cheriton, Sandgate, and Capel le Ferne

Last updated: 17/02/2020

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Folkestone Channel Rotary Club

A group of local people which supports good causes in our community, nationally and overseas by fund raising and providing hands-on advice and expertise. We are part of the world-wide group of Rotary ...

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Folkestone CT20 2EB

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Last updated: 13/02/2020

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The Folkestone Haven

The Folkestone Haven is a safe place for people who are experiencing a self-defined mental health crisis to go to during the evening, weekends and bank holidays when other mental health support servic...

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Folkestone CT20 2AF

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Last updated: 13/02/2020

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South Kent Mind

South Kent Mind’s purpose is to promote better mental health and wellbeing across South Kent through self help courses, person-centred planning, counselling, therapeutic activities and community activ...

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Folkestone CT20 1JQ

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Last updated: 13/02/2020

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Folkestone parkrun

What is Folkestone parkrun? It is a 5km run or walk - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. New to parkrun? We have a newcomers briefing every Saturday at 8:45am. Com...

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Folkestone CT20 2DZ

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Last updated: 12/02/2020

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Folkestone Lions Club

We are a member of the worlds biggest service organisation with over 2 million members. We meet on the third Thursday of the month, we raise money via an annual Donkey Derby/Boot Fair in August, and a...

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Folkestone CT19 5LZ

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Last updated: 12/02/2020

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Citizens Advice Shepway

Advice service - providing free, impartial advice and assistance on a wide range of issues including Benefits, Debt, Employment, Housing and Consumer problems....

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Folkestone CT20 1RH

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Last updated: 12/02/2020

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Active 50

A group for older residents who are active or would like to become more active. Run by Shepway Sports Trust at Three Hills Sports Park, there are a variety of activities including walks, walking footb...

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Folkestone CT19 5JU

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List Your Activity or Service

If you have an activity or service that is available to people in Folkestone, Hythe and the surrounding areas then we want to hear from you!

Why list on Spotlight?

  • Make it even easier for local people to discover you
  • Enable GPs and other health & wellbeing practitioners to find you
  • It’s 100% free!

Eligibility Criteria

Please review the full criteria in the Terms & Conditions via the link at the bottom of the page.  The main criteria is that you primarily exist to provide a service to the community rather than make a profit.

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