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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New Member for Farnborough Rotary Club

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Rotary News | 0 comments

New Member for Farnborough Rotary Club

This week Pam Tunnicliffe, our Vice President inducted Sam Parkin into our club. Sam is a former air traffic controller. We’d like to welcome Sam….     Sam is a former RAF officer. He lives in Farnborough, is married to Christine and has 3 sons and 2 daughters. In the RAF he belonged to the Air Traffic Control branch and served in the UK, on the island of Gan in the Indian ocean and also Singapore and Germany. He retired from the RAF as a squadron leader in 1993, before...

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Rotary Past President Receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Club Service | 0 comments

John Batty, a former president of Farnborough Rotary Club received a Paul Harris Fellowship award last Thursday 26th August 2010. The award is given to members of Rotary and sometimes to members of the wider community who have given extraordinary service back to community. I had the pleasure of presenting this award to John and there is a not a finer member in the club who deserves it more. although many members of the club work extremely hard for the community. His hard work and dedication in...

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Senior Boxing Tournament in Farnborough

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Boxing Tournament | 0 comments

International Boxing Tournament coming to Farnborough Opportunity for Local Businesses to get involved The Rotary Club of Farnborough has successfully concluded negotiations with the Amateur Boxing Association of England to stage a Farnborough based Senior International Boxing Tournament, England v Ireland. This high profile black tie event is to be held at the Maida Gym in Aldershot on Saturday the 30th October 2010, just weeks after the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi India and...

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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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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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