New Recruits Tackle Triennial Crowds

New volunteers at the Mole Cafe 2017

Three of our new volunteers were thrown in at the deep end on Sunday 3 September, offering refreshments at the Mole Cafe during the opening weekend of the Folkestone Triennial 2017.

With the Harbour Arm buzzing with visitors, Bobby Reader, Sandra Carpenter and Rosa Hewer got stuck in with the Harbour Canteen regulars serving up tea, coffee and cake.

Folkestone’s fourth Triennial exhibition (Double Edge) features 20 pieces of art located in public spaces around the town from artists including Antony Gormley, Sinta Tantra and Richard Woods.

As with each previous Triennial, many of these pieces will remain in Folkestone as permanent installations. There are a number of exhibits, past and present, in the Tontine Street and Harbour area close to the Step Short Visitor Centre and the Mole Cafe.

The Folkestone Triennial runs until 5 November 2017.

Photo: Diane Cronin

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer with Step Short, email [email protected] or phone Heather-Gail de Souza (01303 269181) or Ann Berry (01303 278644) for the Mole Cafe and Carl Plummer (07766 796006) for the Visitor Centre.

Join The Team

Volunteers enrolment poster

We’re always looking for more volunteers to join our friendly team. If you’ve got a few spare hours a week and you’d like to help share Folkestone’s First World War story then get in touch.

You could be welcoming guests in our Visitor Centre on Tontine Street or serving up tea and cake with the Mole Cafe gang on the bustling Harbour Arm.

Contact Heather-Gail de Souza (01303 269181) or Ann Berry (01303 278644) for the Mole Cafe and Carl Plummer (07766 796006) for the Visitor Centre, or email [email protected] for either.

Step Short Volunteer Appeal

 

Volunteers enrolment poster

Do you want to help raise awareness of the vital role that Folkestone played in World War I? Would you like to help others discover more about the millions of soldiers, sailors and Red Cross nurses who passed through our seaside town between 1914 and 1918? Then becoming a volunteer for local charity Step Short may be perfect for you!

We are looking for willing volunteers to help out at our small visitor centre on Tram Road and/or to serve tea and cakes at the Mole Cafe on the Harbour Arm. Just a few hours a week would make a big difference and help us to raise the funds needed for our ongoing projects.

If you are interested in working as a volunteer with Step Short, please contact us by emailing: [email protected]