Medway Stroke Club Birthday Party – 12 June 2024

The Club celebrated its 19th birthday in style with strawberries and cream, homemade scones and, not one but, two birthday cakes to choose from.  The honour of cutting the cake went to Joyce, our longest serving member and accomplished cake-cutter.  We also took the opportunity to boost the Club coffers a little with a flower lottery.  


Play Your Cards Right  – 10 April 2024

We had a fun time playing Play Your Cards Right, our version of the classic TV show where you get nothing for a pair, not in this game!  Three teams competed and, after correctly answering a general knowledge question, had to decide whether to stick, go higher or go lower and when to freeze or pass.  After three games it was a three-way tie with each team winning once, so all very civilised apart from controversy over the current Countdown presenter.  When we play again, we’ll make time for 4 games to find an outright winner.  In the meantime, everyone went home with bragging rights.    

Easter Tea – 27 March 2024

We marked two special occasions.  The first was Easter itself.  We consumed 38 hot cross buns and raised funds for the club via a raffle with prizes of a £50 M&S voucher, chocolates, wine, rum and toiletry hampers. We each took home an Easter Egg to enjoy later.  

The second, and most important occasion, was to mark Denise’s retirement from the Stroke Association after 34 years of service.  A sad day for the Stroke Association but good news for the Medway Stroke Club as Denise will be staying as a volunteer to support the running of the Club.  We are so pleased that we will continue to have the benefit of Denise’s expertise and compassion.  Denise was presented with a cake (which was shared among Members), a bouquet and a hamper of chocolate as well membership of the V&A and a voucher for an adventure trip on her upcoming holiday.  Thank you Denise.  






Valentine’s Tea, Raffle and Quiz – 14 February 2024

Not to do anything by halves, we marked Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s themed tea (including home-made scones with clotted cream and jam), a raffle and a quiz on films with a romantic twist.  

The cricket pavilion was unusually quiet while we tucked into the tea but noise levels returned to normal for the quiz and raffle. The winning table managed a perfect score of 27 out of 27, with second place achieving an impressive 26 out of 27, proving that either romance is not dead, or that we spend too much time watching films.  Finally, well done to those who picked up a raffle prize.  


The Oast House Community Choir –  7 February 2024

We had a real treat with a visit from the Oast House Community Choir who entertained us with a number of favourites, with live guitar accompaniment. 


For those who wanted to sing-along a song-sheet was also provided.  This was the first time that a choir had been the feature of one of our special events and we are very grateful to the Oast House Community Choir for making such an enjoyable occasion for the Club.  






Christmas Party – December 2023

Our final meeting of 2023 was a great opportunity for a Christmas Party.

This was very well attended and we enjoyed all the usual Christmas party fare such as sandwiches, crisps, mince pies, sausage rolls and pork pies, among other tasty treats. We also held a raffle in aid of the Stroke Club with some excellent prizes up for grabs, generously donated by local business and the community. A great end to 2023 and we look forward to 2024.

Coronation Party – May 2023

To mark the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla on 6th May 2023, the Stroke Club meeting on 3rd May served as an ideal opportunity to celebrate with cake, scones and other traditional street party fare. Queen Camilla, or someone remarkably like her Royal Highness, popped in.



Christmas Lunch 2022

On 7th December we had our annual Christmas Lunch. This was held at Gillingham Golf Club. 30 Members sat down to a lovely 3 course lunch plus warm mince pies and tea and coffee. This was followed by our Christmas raffle, with over 20 prises to be won.

We would like to thank everybody for donating such lovely prizes.


Valentines Lunch

Thursday 13th February saw members of the club coming together to enjoy lunch.
Cheers Paul
Pre lunch drinks in the bar.