Rotarians Honoured For Their Work In The Community

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Club Service, Slideshow | 0 comments

At The Farnborough Rotary Club meeting held in the Holiday Inn on the 4th January 2018 President Diane Bedford made Brian Fagg and Keith Holland “Paul Harris Fellows” in appreciation of their tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.

Keith Holland – President Diane Bedford – Past President Brian Fagg

A Cheque For Brendon Care

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Charities We Support, Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

At our lunchtime meeting today, our President Elect Michael Smailes presented a cheque to Phoebe  Day, the fundraising manager of Brendoncare

Michael Smailes Presenting a cheque to Phoebe Day from Brendon Care

In accepting the cheque for £300, she spoke about her grandfather who in her words was “A bit of a legend” in her family.  He worked in special effects for the BBC and worked on tv programmes like ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Doctor Who’ – he helped to build the Daleks and many others. 

But nowadays she said “he cannot remember what he was told 5 minutes ago”. 

Her Grandfather has dementia and as she said  “Whilst there is no cure for dementia, there is Brendoncare”.

Brendoncare is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through our care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England.

They have 10 care homes across the south of England, each with its own distinctive character, some with specialist dementia units.

You can find out more about Brendoncare here


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