New Member Ted Benneyworth

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in General, Slideshow | 0 comments

New Member Ted Benneyworth

Farnborough Rotary club‘s latest new member. Ted was born in Balham in South London in 1947, Ted became an estimator for light engineering in the building trade in central London after he left school working at such places as High Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Sloane Square. He married Freda in 1967 and both of them entered the Salvation Army training college at Denmark Hill in London in 1969. On completion of their training and ordination in 1971 Ted and Freda were posted to...

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One Minute with the Chairman Of Donkey Derby

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in General, Slideshow | 0 comments

One Minute with the Chairman Of Donkey Derby

Every week the local newspaper, The Star interviews someone well known in the local area. Recently it was Farnborough Rotarian John Batty, who was until July 2012, chairman of the annual Donkey Derby in Farnborough. This year saw the 50th donkey derby in Farnborough, which brought more than 10,000 people to the King George the fifth playing fields in Sycamore Road Farnborough The Star newspaper started by asking What do  you like most about organising the donkey derby? I like the fact that we...

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Farnborough’s Donkey Derby

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Donkey Derby, General, Slideshow | 0 comments

Farnborough’s Donkey Derby

50th Farnborough Donkey Derby was a ”Sizzling” success The Rotary clubs of Farnborough, Rushmoor and Blackwater Valley staged their 50 th annual Donkey Derby at the King George Vth Playing Fields last Sunday where the event was attended by over 10,000 visitors. John Batty the Chairman of the organising Committee stated that thanks to the fantastic weather, all their objectives had been met namely to promote Rotary within the Borough of Rushmoor and to give the local community a fantastic...

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Bill Cooke

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in General | 0 comments

It is with regret we announce the death of one of our past Presidents Bill Cooke. Bill passed away on 2nd March 2012. Below is the transcript of the eulogy that I gave at his funeral.     Bill Cooke Bill Joined Farnborough Rotary Club in 1996. He was introduced by his very good friend Don Hartley, who no longer is a member of our club as he has left the local area, but is here today. I joined in 2001, 5 years later, but Bill didn’t really come onto my radar until a couple of years...

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Past President and local councillor Nigel Baines has died

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in General | 1 comment

Nigel Baines a past president and former Rushmoor councillor passed away. Nigel was President of Farnborough Rotary club from 2005-2006. He had suffered with illness for the last couple of years. He passed away at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. on 25th February One of Nigel’s favourite charities was Farnborough-based Parity For Disability. He took part in many fund raising activities for Parity, including walking on hot coals and scaling large buildings, despite being in his late...

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First ShelterBoxes arrive in Port au Prince

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in General | 0 comments

A press release from ShelterBox: First ShelterBoxes arrive in Port au Prince The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Port au Prince and hundreds more are due to arrive later today. The ShelterBox Response Team of David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK), who have been in Haiti’s capital since Thursday, took delivery of the first ShelterBoxes at Port au Prince airport yesterday. The team say twelve of these boxes will be used to build an emergency field hospital at the...

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Farnborough Rotary Lunch cancelled

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in General | 0 comments

Our weekly meeting has been cancelled again due to the snowy conditions. This will mean that the club has not met for 5 weeks, which must be  a record for our 50 year old club. A few of us might meet up for a beer as suggested by Tim Dunkley Watch this space

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Rushmoor Rotary Curry Night

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009 in General | 0 comments

Last night Rushmoor Rotary club held a curry night at a scout hut in Aldershot. A very relaxed night with members of Farnborough and Blackwater Valley Rotary clubs joining in. The curry was great and the beers and wine flowed Here is an interview with Kevin Holmes, who is next year’s president of Rushmoor. Apologies in advance for the the dodgy cameraman who decided to blow a raspberry half way through, obviously he was a Rushmoor Rotarian…   Podcast: Play in new window | Downlo

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Funeral For Ann Hughes

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in General | 0 comments

The funeral for Ann Hughes, wife of rotary member Tom. Tom has been a member since 1982. The funeral was held at St. Marks Church Farnborough. Many rotarians attended a lovely ceremony to commemorate her life. Condolences to our friend Tom

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