Visitor Cathie Russell

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Today we were visited by Cathie Russell, Director of Connect Counselling Service based in Camberley with over 20 fully trained counsellors.

Connect Counselling Service offers help and support to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of problems, such as anxiety, depression, inability to cope, relationship issues, bereavement and more.

Cathie talked to us about the history of the service and talked about the kind of individuals that they help at their offices in Camberley.

Cathie Russell and President Diane Bedford

As a former nurse she recognised the importance of people getting the opportunity to talk and share things, especially the lonely, or those who do not have a network of friends or family that they could share and be open with.

They offer counselling to all adults over the age of 18 for individual sessions, they also see couples and see family groups.

A big thank you to Cathy for talking to us about her charity

You can find out more about the charity by clicking on this link Connect Counselling

£85k Raised For The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Music In The Park, Slideshow | 0 comments

A cheque for £85,000 was handed today to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

This was the amount raised by the Farnborough Rotary Club’s biennial event Music In The Park.

The presentation was made by the president of Farnborough Rotary Club Diane Bedford to Sarah Brocklebank, the Chief Executive of the hospice. 


In the picture from the left, Laura Moody, Events Fundraising Manager, Fundraising, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care – Tim Vile, Chairman of the MIP committee, Dian Bedford and Sarah Brocklebank.

Rotary Club Members Tour Of The Historic Royal Aircraft Establishment

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Here is photo taken during today’s Club tour of the Historic Royal Aircraft Establishment’s “Old Factory” site.
The photograph shows Club members at the iconic Portable Balloon Shed at Farnborough Business Park. 
The tour was, organised by North East Hampshire Historic & Archaeological Society’s, following a donation from the Rotary Club.

UK government’s £100 million cash boost towards the global battle against polio.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in international, Slideshow | 0 comments

Rotary’s president in Great Britain and Ireland has welcomed the UK government’s £100 million cash boost towards the global battle against polio.

Denis Spiller said he was proud that Rotary has been the catalyst for a worldwide campaign which, he believes, will help in the final push towards eliminating polio for good.

International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, this morning (Friday) announced the multi-million pound commitment from the UK, which will be channelled through the World Health Organisation to implement programmes of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Farnborough Rotary Club’s Community Award Given To Mick Shea

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary Club’s Community Award was given to Mick Shea in recognition of his work with the Farnborough Food Bank.

He was asked to nominate a charity to receive the cash sum that goes with the award and he chose Share the Light – a local charity started at Salesian College, Farnborough, that helps disadvantaged children around the world. 

Mick’s grandson has been a volunteer for the charity, working in Zambia.

Mick Shea - President Diane Bedford - Sue Shea

Mick Shea – President Diane Bedford – Sue Shea


Local Press Coverage For Music In The Park Farnborough 2017

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Music In The Park, Slideshow | 0 comments

Here is the coverage from two of the local papers

The Farnborough News and Mail and Get Hampshire…

Click on the images to read them.

Mock Interviews For Students At Wavell School

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

A number of Farnborough Rotary members held mock interviews for student at Wavell School in Farnborough.

These mock interviews have also been held at other local schools too. 

Reports back from teachers, show that they have been very worthwhile for students who have an opportunity to practice their interview style and hone their skills and then receive feedback from the interviewers.

This could be an interview for a job or an interview at their college or university of choice.

Many Rotary members have had long successful careers and in many cases have worked with your people. So the advice is always welcomed by students and teachers alike.

In the photos below out current President Diane Bedford and Charlie Fraser-Fleming give feedback to students.

Charlie Fraser Fleming Gives Feedback to Students

Diane Bedford Gives Feedback To Interviewees