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card.jpgThanks to all those of you who have renewed your membership for 2015/16, by now you will have received your new membership card valid from 1st April to enable you to book for events and continue receiving the great concessions offered by our retail partners around the Dock. We are delighted that CAU Restaurant following their very successful opening offer have joined our concession scheme, please see the News section below for details of their offer and information about other retail partners. For those of you who have yet to renew, please refer to the email we sent to you on 26th February 2015. If you have any problems in renewing your membership, please email us at membership@foskd.org.

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show which many of you enjoyed attending this month. We are delighted that the organisers are already planning to hold the event here again next year which is great news! Details of some exciting forthcoming events for you to book are listed below and your Committee looks forward to seeing you at some of them!

Sue Hughes, Chairman, FOSKD

Social Events

Champagne Reception with Oyster Yachts on the 29th April 2015

yachts.jpgOyster Yachts will be returning to the Marina at the end of April and they have invited members of the Friends to a private champagne reception on the evening of Wednesday 29th April with the opportunity to view and go on board the stylish collection ranging from the Oyster 54 to the Oyster 885. We have a just a couple of places left for this free event. To book your place please click here. Everyone who has booked for this event will shortly be receiving an email to confirm your place with further details of the timings. www.oysteryachts.com

Lady Daphne Cruise – to see the Dunkirk Little Ships

1_220_291_90.jpgThis year will see the 75th Anniversary of the Little Ships returning to Dunkirk. In the lead up to this event a number of the Little Ships will sail down the Thames to the Royal Docks on the 16th May. We have arranged an exclusive charter of Sailing Barge Lady Daphne for members to enjoy a river cruise and see the Little Ships sailing by. We plan to board the Lady Daphne at St Katharine's Pier at 2.45pm and sail down to Greenwich and on our return, Tower Bridge will lift for us to sail into the Pool of London and will then lift a second time for us to moor and disembark back at St Katharines Pier at approximately 7.00pm. A finger buffet will be served with wine during the cruise and the inclusive price is £65.00 per head. Numbers are limited to 50 so current members will have a seven day exclusive booking period from the date of receipt of this Newsletter. If there are places left after 7 days, members will be able to book to bring personal guests, so please act quickly to secure your place by clicking here. Payment must be received within the seven day period to secure your place, please click here to see details of how to pay.

Meet Michelin Starred Chef Tom Aikens at Tom's Kitchen on 27th May

Numbers are strictly limited for this free to attend special event – please click here to book your place and you will receive a confirmation email.



CAU Restaurant announces their concession deal for FOSKD

food.jpgWe are delighted that after a very successful soft opening offer which many of our members enjoyed, CAU have announced that they will give 20% discount off food only for parties of up to four people accompanied by at least one FOSKD member with a current membership card. Their menu embraces Buenos Aires cuisine, a melting pot of comfort food inspired by Italy and Spain alongside the jewel in Argentina’s crown, its beef. Mouth-watering steaks, burgers and steak sandwiches are joined by a tempting selection of more-ish favourites, each with a distinctive Buenos Aires twist. The restaurant has an open-plan kitchen so you can see your steak being prepared and cooked – all food is cooked fresh on the premises.

John Harding Hair and Beauty – a new concession partner!

We are pleased to announce that John and Fiona Harding who for many years have offered ladies and gents haircutting, styling and colouring, have recently added beauty treatments to their range of services at their newly refurbished salon which is on the ground floor of Ivory House facing the centre basin of the marina. They now offer a full range of beauty treatments including facials, threading and nutrition & lifestyle advice. Current FOSKD members will receive a 20% discount.

Tom’s Kitchen – early evening dining offer

Why not try their delicious new "In and Out" Menu, available Monday to Friday, 5-7pm which offers 2 courses for £16.50 and 3 courses for £19.50 including a glass of house wine or a pint of Whitstable Bay. For further details of this great value menu see www.tomskitchen.co.uk/st-katharine-docks

Useful Services

Amongst our concession partners we have some very helpful tradesmen including Julian Lauer who offers plumbing services and Paul Allen who is a good local electrician.

Jamie Bain is a Telecom engineer who will sort out all your Broadband cabling and telephone installations and SKY/Virgin cabling.

Please see our concessions page on the website for the contact details of all our concession scheme partners.

Contact us

Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact us at contactus@foskd.org

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