Music In The Park 2021 Cancelled – Announcement

Posted by on Feb 13, 2021 in Music In The Park, Press Releases, Slideshow | 0 comments

Music In The Park 2021 Cancelled – Announcement

When we posted our previous update about Music in the Park (MiP) last October, we had high hopes that the pandemic would be virtually over by now. As we write this in mid-February, we have a little over 20 weeks to this year’s event and we have reached the point where a ‘go’ or ‘no go’ decision has to be made. Despite some good news coming from the vaccinations and the drop in the number of Covid cases, much still looks very uncertain. After...

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Charities get a boost from Rotary collections

Posted by on Feb 11, 2021 in Christmas, Christmas Collections, Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Charities get a boost from Rotary collections

£4,428 raised for local charities Parity for Disability, The Vine Centre, Step by Step, Henry Tyndale School, Hart & Rushmoor Young Carers, The Fountain Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital, Connect Counselling and Brendoncare: all local charities getting a welcome boost to their funds from Farnborough Rotary Club’s Christmas collections. So too has Remap where the club has funded materials for a group of the area’s retired engineers who use their ingenuity...

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George’s Autism Dog

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Community, General, Slideshow | 0 comments

George’s Autism Dog

Rotary Funding In Action An example of local Rotary funding in action. We were pleased to support the appeal for a specially trained dog to help a severely Autistic child. The assistance dog is being trained specifically to work with an individual with Neuro-Developmental disabilities and will greatly assist with child’s development and challenges. The puppy is with the Farnborough based family for 4 weeks bonding in December before returning for final training. You can see how...

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Rotarians Planting For Polio

Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Community, General, international, Slideshow | 0 comments

Rotarians Planting For Polio

Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocuses blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world.   As a part of this awareness campaign, Farnborough Rotary Club have just planted purple crocus corms in the flower boxes at North Camp station.   Why Purple? When a child receives their life-saving polio drops on mass...

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New Associate Members

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in membership, New Members, Slideshow | 0 comments

New Associate Members

Farnborough Rotary Club passed a milestone on 14 November as it welcomed its first Associate Members into the club. Donna Bone, recently appointed CEO of Rushmoor Voluntary Services, and her husband Tony, a construction project manager, have joined the club, and Donna, representing both of them, was welcomed by Club President, Ted Benneyworth, and club members at the weekly lunch. As Associate Members, Donna and Tony will do what they can to help the club, but because of their busy...

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District Governor Visits Our Club

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in Club Service, Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

District Governor Visits Our Club

This week we were visited by out District Governor Alan Moss He is a member of Highdown Rotary Club which is one of two Rotary clubs in Worthing area.  As Alan says “We are family and work friendly group”   In his talk he encouraged us to look at how we could bring more flexibility and innovation to the Club, and provide a “landing platform” for young people such as those moving from Rotoract into Rotary. Rotary President Ted...

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

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in New Members, Slideshow | 1 comment

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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