sue.jpg The part played by FOSKD in the successful completion of the refurbishment project of the St Katharine Docks Medical Practice received good coverage in the local press, click here for the article about the official opening held on 30th January. The support given by FOSKD to the Practice also featured in the remarks made by Jim Fitzpatrick MP in the Debate on "Building Sustainable GP Services" held in the House of Commons on the 5th February. We await a response from the Minister of Health on the further questions we have raised and also for news of a further meeting Jim Fitzpatrick is hoping to arrange for Dr Patel in Westminster to discuss the future financing of the Practice. We are very grateful for all the help given by our MP and the many people who worked with us and Dr Patel and his team to make the refurbishment of the Surgery such a success.

We have some great events coming up some of which are detailed below - including details of a special theatre offer which you will need to act swiftly on to secure a place! We will be sending out individual emails to all members shortly with details of how to renew your annual FOSKD membership – we are doing this in good time for the renewal date of 1st April partly because our Hon. Secretary will be abroad closer to that date and is keen to make sure you all have your new membership cards before the start of the new year so you don't miss the opportunity to claim your valuable concessions!

Sue Hughes, Chairman, FOSKD

Social Events

Dickens Inn Social Evening

On the 3rd March we are hosting a social evening in the Copperfield Bar of the Dickens Inn from 6.30pm.The last two such evenings have proved very popular – do join us for a drink if you are free - you are welcome to bring along potential new members as guests!

Theatre Offer

venueImage_37.jpgDavid Suchet is to play Lady Bracknall in "The Importance of being Earnest" at the Vaudeville Theatre in the Strand so we have reserved 30 stalls tickets at a special group rate of £39.50 for the MATINEE performance on Wednesday 14th October 2015. To book your seat, please first register your details by clicking here. Your reservation will not be complete until your payment has been received closing date for payments is 26th February even though the performance is not until October. Please note that we will close the booking list once all 30 tickets have been allocated which may be before 26th February.


1. Pay £39.50 by internet banking to "Friends of SKD" A/C: 81790641 Sort Code: 40 01 04 using the following payment reference:- Your SURNAME + Theatre + Card Number (excluding leading zeroes).


2. For payment by cheque, please complete the application slip which can be downloaded here and deliver to the address shown with your cheque for £39.50 payable to "The Friends of St Katharine Docks"

Please note that you will receive an email confirming your place only once payment is received. More detailed information about the event will be sent to confirmed guests before the event.

The London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show

show.png Taking place from 8th – 10th April 2015 at St Katharine Docks and Old Billingsgate. We have a limited number of free, three day passes available for our members which allow entry into both venues. At St Katharine Docks the pass will allow you privileged access to go on board some fabulous boats!

Please click here to register for your free ticket – successful applicants will receive an email with further details.

The main Old Billingsgate show features a Design, Fine Art, Watch and Gift Gallery; a Travel & Summer Fashion Show featuring several of the world's top designer brands; a Design and Product Showcase; and a number of Thames-side Champagne Bars. There is also a trade exhibition of boat manufacturing companies and suppliers. Here at St Katharine Docks, there will be an exclusive show of luxury yachts mainly within the Central Basin, and a number of prestigious car brands on Marble Quay and around the Coronarium area.For further information please see the Show website



Would you like to play badminton? A group of local ladies who are regularly playing badminton at the John Orwell Centre in Wapping are looking for new members. Two of our FOSKD members play regularly for an hour on Tuesday mornings, starting at 10:30 hrs. The group, known as the Tuesday Club, has players of mixed ability and would welcome men too! There is no commitment to turn up, just play when you can. For more information please contact member Elisabeth Mainelli on 07714 091713.

Brooklands Museum Receives Heritage Lottery Grant of £4.681 million

th-1.jpegThose members who enjoyed the Concorde Champagne Day with us at Brooklands Museum last summer will be delighted to hear the news of this lottery grant announced on 17th February towards the 'Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival' project.

When added to other fundraising efforts this grant means they have raised almost 90% of the total project costs of £7.1m. Read the full press announcement here

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