Our main objective is to raise funds for the local community and we do this by organising both internal club events and local community events – our biggest being the bi-annual Picnic to Music in The Park.

Brandon Smith’s New Bike

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Brandon Smith’s New Bike

Community Service Project. Written by Laurie Dudley Brandon Freddy Smith DOB 30 December 2005. We helped Brandon last year who has Cerebral Palsy go to America for a Major Operation to help him to stand and walk. He returned in January and has progressed well since. On the 3rd September we received a request from his Mother and the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to help fund a Tom Cat Trike cost £2383.00 to progress his rehabilitation further. Brandon parents had raised £340 and his Grandfather has donated £200 leaving a balance of...

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District Conference 2012 Bristol

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

District Conference 2012 Bristol

From President Pam “Well, what a weekend!  Dave and I arrived about 4pm on Friday but now realise that we should have got there for the 2pm start as we missed some interesting speakers.  We weren’t the only people to arrive later in the day so there is no real guilt about that!  However, we settled in and went out for a meal with the accompanying Farnborough Rotarians – Tina, Sam, John & Liz Debenham and John & Pauline Grenham, plus a fairly large group from Rushmoor Rotary.  The restaurant (Blanc) is situated...

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Rotary Summer BBQ

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Rotary Summer BBQ

On 21st June (one of the sunny days of our “wonderful British summer”) we held a bbq at Antony Harrison’s house where 34 Rotarians & partners enjoyed an excellent feast of spare ribs, burgers & sausages with lots of delicious salads & accompaniments. After consuming several desserts, the now famous Rum Bananas appeared and were enjoyed by those still able to eat! This is now the third year running for what has now become an annual event and we are all very grateful to Antony and his wife Angela for inviting us all...

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And the winner is….

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Boxing Tournament, Events | 0 comments

And the winner is….

Well we can see who the main winner is here. John Batty, was the main organiser of the recent international boxing event in Aldershot in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. The girls are all dancers at Shuffles Dance Studio in Farnborough, who did a terriffic job the other evening.

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Rotary Boxing Success

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Boxing Tournament, Events | 0 comments

Rotary Boxing Success

A couple of quotes that we have received from attendees..They were diected at John Batty, the main organiser, who worked tirelessly, with a small team to achieve a brilliant night for everone who attended. John, my thanks again for the wonderful show you put on on Saturday. These events are always more nerve wracking the first time but it seemed to all go without a hitch. I’m sure it was enjoyed by all and you now have a ready audience for a repeat event. I hope financially it met your expectations and has given you the kick start you...

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Boxing Event Success For Farnborough Rotary Club

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Boxing Tournament, Events | 0 comments

Boxing Event Success For Farnborough Rotary Club

Farnborough Rotary Club, held a night of boxing at the Maida Gym in Aldershot last Saturday night, in aide of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.. Over 400 people attended was what in my opinion (and most others that I talked to) a brilliant night. It was an Farnborough Rotary and an ABA (Amatuer Boxing Association) home internationional between England and Ireland. Young men came from all over England and Ireland to battle it out on the canvas. The best boxer of the night, who won the “Golden Gloves” was a real contender for the 2012...

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Burns Night For Farnborough Rotary Club

Posted by on Jan 25, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

Burns Night For Farnborough Rotary Club

On Saturday 23rd January  Farnborough Rotary Club held a Burns Night. It was a great success with nearly 80 people attending. I made a video of some of the “dancing” but dare not show it for fear of being sued by members worried about their image. Oh alright then!!! Also I took some photos too… A great night and we raised over £1600 Thanks to all who came, especially Sue Evans, Liz Howarth and Pam Minnet for all the cooking of the Neaps, tatties and other delicacies too Thanks to Gerald Howard MP for addressing the haggis...

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International Disaster Haiti

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 in Charities We Support, Events, Foundation and International | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary club will be organising collections this weekend. We hope to be collecting in Fanborough Town Center and also at the Meadows in Camberley, outside M&S. As I write, we have received the appropriate licenses from Rushmoor Borough Council and Bracknell Forest. We are waiting on an agreement fro Marks and Spencer I will report back how much we raise. All money raised will go towards buying Shelter Boxes, These specially designed boxes are made for disaster areas and are packed full of vital lifesaving equipment, including a...

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Farnborough Rotary Club To Celebrate Burns Night

Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

We’re going to be celebrating Burns night this year with a Burn’s party. Organised by Rotarians Jim Thompson and Mike Evans, its going to be heldon Saturday 23rd Jan 2010 at St Mark’s Church Hall, Guildford Road Farnborough at 7.00 for 7.30pm. A four course supper, which I believe includes “tatties and neaps”, with a light hearted “Scottish” quiz…(whatever that is) oh! I know…How High Is Ben Nevis? or What does a scotch man keep up his kilt?…should be a good night, go and revise...

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£4620.18 Raised for Robyn’s Appeal

Posted by on Dec 8, 2009 in Charities We Support, Events | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary club recently raised £4620.18 towards the Robyn Higgins appeal. Robyn has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. Our club Rotarians jumped at the chance of helping and two of our club members Diane Bedford and John Batty, contacted the local Morrisons store in Southwood to ask if we could rattle our tins outside. They kindly agreed. So for two weekends members of our club stood outside the store and I must say were very generous in these difficult economic times. Over £200k has been raised but...

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