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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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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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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Champions Of Change Winner Farnborough Rotarian Katy Harris

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Champions Of Change Winner Farnborough Rotarian Katy Harris

Every year Rotary hosts the Champions Awards, celebrating the outstanding humanitarian and community service conducted by volunteers from across Great Britain and Ireland. This year, seven Rotary members have been  crowned Champions of Change, alongside seven Community Champions, members of the public whose efforts have been recognised by their local Rotary club. One of the winners was Farnborough Rotary member Katy Harris. Katy has given outstanding commitment to a...

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Community Award cheque finds good home

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Community Award cheque finds good home

Last month we gave our Community Award to the Singles Social Group.  Along with the award was a £250 cheque for a charity or good cause of the Social Group’s choosing.  They selected the Camberley All Night Café and went along last Friday night to hand over the donation.  This is their report. So, here’s the thing –  A few months ago we got approached by someone who said they wanted to nominate our group for a ”Community Service award” Why, we...

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Community Award to Singles Social Group

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Community Award to Singles Social Group

Farnborough Rotary Club – Community Award to Singles Social Group Farnborough Rotary Club recognised the great work of the Facebook based ‘Singles Social Group – Fleet, Farnborough, Farnham and Surrounding Areas’ by presenting it with its Community Award. Jim Thomson from the Rotary Club said “This award recognises the impressive and practical help and support the group gives its members in dealing with single life.  Many of its members are recently...

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Santa and the Mayor wish us well

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Christmas, Christmas Collections, Community, Slideshow | 0 comments

Santa and the Mayor wish us well

Santa Claus dropped into Farnborough to join the Mayor of Rushmoor, Steve Masterson, in wishing the Club and its President Michael Smailes well for its annual Christmas Float collections in aid of mainly local charities. Also in the picture is Andrew Lloyd who runs the club’s Christmas collections operation. Collections start on Sunday 2 December; full details are available...

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