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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kid’s Out Balloon Race 2019

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 [...]