Music In the Park raises £60k to reach the half million mark.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in New Members, Slideshow | 0 comments

Music In the Park raises £60k to reach the half million mark.

The Music In The Park Committee Hand Over The Cheque Farnborough Rotary Club is delighted to announce that the 10th Music in the Park has raised enough money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care to ensure that the total donated over the past 10 events has exceeded £500,000. The event which took place over the weekend of the 13th and 14th July at the King George V Playing Fields in Farnborough, resulted in a magnificent £60,000 being raised. The chair of the organising...

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Rotarian Merv Receives The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in Club Service, Music In The Park, Slideshow | Comments Off on Rotarian Merv Receives The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Rotarian Merv Receives The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

A Farnborough Rotarian has been give a special award for work within the club, in the local community and especially for his role in the successful Music In The Park event, which has raised £500k for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham since 2001.  Merv was introduced to Rotary when he was invited to supply sound equipment etc for the first Music In The Park in 2001 (formerly known as ‘Picnic To Music In The Park’)  and as a result became a Rotarian. He has...

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St Peter’s Junior School Children Gifted Dictionaries

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | Comments Off on St Peter’s Junior School Children Gifted Dictionaries

St Peter’s Junior School Children Gifted Dictionaries

The year 6 children at St Peter’s Junior School, Farnborough were lucky enough to be chosen to receive a beautiful dictionary by the Farnborough branch of the Rotary Club. The dictionaries were presented by former Headteacher Katy Harris.  Katy was recently presented with a champion of change award for her outstanding commitment to a school project in Uganda, giving children living in extreme poverty the opportunity to break out of the cycle and fulfil their potential....

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Visit By The Bishop of Dorking Rt. Revd Dr Jo Bailey-Wells

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Slideshow, Vocational | 0 comments

Visit By The Bishop of Dorking Rt. Revd Dr Jo Bailey-Wells

Last Thursday, we were visited by the Bishop of Dorking Rt. Revd Dr Jo Bailey-Wells. Jo gave us a very entertaining talk about her connection with Rotary, which goes back to her time at Cambridge University, she studied at Corpus Christi College. She was offered the opportunity of a Rotary Scholarship, which meant that she could study with all expenses paid for one year, provided she came back. She volunteered to go to different parts of Africa to be involved in global developments and...

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Kid’s Out Balloon Race 2019

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | Comments Off on Kid’s Out Balloon Race 2019

Kid’s Out Balloon Race 2019

President Ted Benneyworth and Young Doug Every year on the second Wednesday in June hundreds of Rotary Clubs across the UK put on a special day for children with special needs. Farnborough Rotary club holds its own special day for many children across the region too. This year we held a balloon race. The winner was young Doug.. Here are a few words from President Ted Benneyworth.. “The winner of the balloon race was Doug of Ash Grange School. I went down to the...

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