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...

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Snow stops Farnborough Rotary Christmas street collections

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Christmas, Community | 0 comments

Ice and frozen snow hs stopped our street collections for the 6th night in a row. There is disappointment at Farnborough Rotary club today because for the sixth day in a row we have had to cancel our nightly tour of the streets of Farnborough collecting money for local causes. All collectors have been asked to stand down.  The main reason that the collections have to be canceled is safety. Although most of the roads are clear following the snow downfalls over the last week, the foot path are...

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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...

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Farnborough Rotarians Interviewing Oak Farm Teenagers

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Community | 0 comments

Today I along with rotarians Neil Wilson and Andrew Clarke played interviewers at Oak Farm School. These were mock interviews. It gives the teenagers, aged 15-16 a chance to take part in an interview as if they were applying for a job. This is an annual thing that members of our club attend to. We interview 6-8 teenagers for around 20 minutes each. We cover all areas, their background, ambitions, the grades they hope to achieve and then give then an analysis on how the interview went. Although...

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Phyllis Tuckwell’s son accepts £20,000 cheque from Farnborough Rotary

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009 in Music In The Park | 0 comments

The son of the founder of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice today accepted a cheque from Farnborough Rotary Club. The cheque for £20,000, were the proceeds of the Picnic To Music in The Park concerts held in July this year at the King George V playing fields in Farnborough. In the video below, Chris tells rotarian Sean Usher that its not just about the...

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Farnborough Rotary Club’s Secretary says Thank You

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009 in Events, Music In The Park | 0 comments

In the video below, the secretary of Farnborough rotary club, John Anderson, said thank you to sponsors and helpers at the Picnic To Music in The Park event in...

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Farnborough Rotary Cheque For Phyllis Tuckwell

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009 in Music In The Park | 0 comments

Today we handed over a cheque to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice The money was the proceeds of the “Music In The Park” concerts held in July. Below is a video of Rotarian Sean Usher talking to one of the organisers of the...

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Curry Night with Rushmoor Rotary Club

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009 in Events | 0 comments

Rushmoor rotary club are organising a curry night on Wednesday 30th September. Tickets are £15 per person and include (according to the flyer) a meal, activities and a bonfire. Proceeds are going to local charity Parity For Disability Sounds like a lot of fun, although I wonder what activities they mean. I’ll be there as will some of the members of Farnborough rotary club

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Working to Eradicate Polio

Posted by on Sep 12, 2009 in Charities We Support, Foundation and International, Rotary News | 0 comments

‘Thanks for Life’, is a project involving the clubs and members of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, aimed at helping to eradicate polio throughout the world. Thanks For Life is a purpose-built initiative, specifically designed to combine the talents and efforts of every Rotary club in RIBI with these main aims… To raise £1m for Polio Eradication through the Thanks for Life initiative. To maximise public awareness of the Rotary Polio campaign, the Gates...

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