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***Last Update 23 October 2015***

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Swindon Phoenix RC manage and support the Swindon Epilepsy Support Group, more details on the SESG can be found at www.swindonepilepsy.org.uk

Our 4th Santa Run - Sunday 6th December

Take part in our 2015 Santa Run and help us to support and raise much needed funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Breast Cancer Now. To register just go to www.swindonsanta.org.uk. All ages welcome, includng the family dog. This year we have a 15 minute performance from the local Rock Choir at 10:30 before our well known and fun Zumba Warm-Up at 10:45am.

We have 500 places available so dont be slow....go,go,go to www.swindonsanta.org.uk


.......a Family and Friends Fun Event......

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Coate Water Country Park - Swindon

Raising money for charities in and around Swindon

Following the success of our previous Dragon Boat events in 2013 and 2014, Swindon Phoenix RC are organising our 3rd event which will take place on Sunday 28th June at Coate Water Country Park, Marlborough Road, Swindon. There are still team places available and time to sign up a team which has to have a minimum of 17 people and a maximum of 22. For more information visit the our dedicated event website www.swindondragonboat.org.uk

If you or know of anyone who wants to enter a team into this superb fun filled, action packed day, then act now and place a deposit of £150 for a team. The Full payment amount is due prior to the event and is dependant on the team size of 17 to 22. Alternatively full payment can be made immediately.

Each team is encouraged to raise money through sponsorship for a charity or good cause of their choice. The Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club will do all the work and set up an on-line Just Giving Page to get you underway with the fund raising........

VISIT.......www.swindondragonboat.org.uk............for more information and payment details

As well as the dragon baot racing that will start at 10am and finish around 4pm, there will be over 30 side stalls including a Dog Show, Hot and Cold Food and drinks and ice creams as well as the usual attractions at Coate Water such as the Miniture Train which will be open all day for rides.

Parking for the event if FREE at either Coate Water or at the Nationwide HQ on Pipers Way where a FREE shuttle bus service will run all day between Nationwide HQ and Coate Water.

Entry to spectators and visitors of the event is also FREE.

There will be a Champagne Raffle that will be drawn on the hour each hour. Tickets will be on sale from numerous points around the Park.

The Lucky Winners of the 2015 Dragon Boat Race will not only get a Trophy from Dragon Boat Events to take home and their name engraved on the Event Trophy (not to take home) but a one off hand made "Dragon Trophy" as pictured below......its worth entering a team just to get a chance of taking this home!!


Pictures from 2014 event


.......Take to the Jumps BUT without a Horse!!.....

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Barbury International Arena...near Marlborough

In partnership with Rotary Clubs of Swindon Phoenix and Marlborough, we are holding our 4th Horseless Steeple Chase at the Barbury International Course...

All proceeds from this event will help raise much needed funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Rotary Charities selected by Swindon Phoenix Marlborough Rotary Clubs.

Registration for this event is now open more details on the three courses available and the cost is all detailed at www.horseless-steeplechase.org.uk

2.5 Mile - The Novices Hurdle

5 Mile - The Chasers Gallop

10 mile cross country - The Thoroughbred Classic

For more information on this event, how to enter and the cost is all available at the dedicated event website:


Pictures from 2014 event

Day Trips on Canal .........another Success

Swindon Phoenix for the 2nd year running hosted a variety of organisations and groups and facilitated days out on a Wide Beam Narrow Boat along the Kennet and Avon Canal between Great Bedwyn and Hungerford from 10th to 15th May 2015.

Our Rotary Club funded the entire event in order to provide the day trips FREE to those who were invited. There are now 10 trained crew who support the day trips, to ensure the safety of the guests at all times and to ensure they have a great, exciting and fun packed day steering the boat and operating the locks as we cruise along the canal. This year, Swindon Pheoenix supported the following groups.

Sunday 10th May - Swindon Epilpesy Support Group

Monday 11th May - Oakfield Project

Tuesday 12th May - Swindon Young Carers

Wedensday 13th May - Eldene School

Thursday 14th May - Womens Refuge

Friday 15th May - Swindon Down Syndrome Group



Santa's Came Running in thier Hundreds!!!

Our 3rd Swindon Santa Run, this year in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Swindon Down Syndrome was held on Sunday 7th December 2014. Santa's and their little helpers, along with pet dogs of all sizes enjoyed the festive fun all dressed in Red and White. A total of 421 people registered made up of Adults, Children and Infants bringing in just short of �5000 in application fees alone. Nearly another �1000 has been raised on-line through Just Giving Pages with another �1000 expected from traditional sponsorships methods. The funds raised will be shared out between these two brilliant charities.

Santa himself was their in the Club Sleigh, which was a true traditional festive attraction.

Particpants came in their droves as the 400 plus pre registered entries collected their Santa Suits, Hats and Race Numbers between 09:45 and 10:45, followed by the annual visit of Allie Petrie who got all the Santa's and little helpers warmed up by a 15 minute ZUMBA exercsie sesssion, dancing to four tracks, one being "Im sexy and you know it"

Pictures are being collected from everyone who had a camera at hand and will be available on the website www.swindonsanta.org.uk.

The event was also well covered by the Swindon Advertiser, see article via link http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11651130.Hundreds_turn_out_for_Santa_Dash_and_Reindeer_Run/

Here are just a few tasters.


The start of the 2.5 mile race at the Horseless Steeplechase on August 3rd 2014


***** President Night Handover with a taste of the USA *****

Immediate Past President Peter Collis handed over the reigns to President David Coe on Wednesday 2 July, but this was no ordinary Hand Over night as for one it was with Partners and Guests, but it was the first of this Rotary Year's 'themed night' which was USA Independence Day, being in the same week as 4th July...............


President David Code with Immediate Past President Peter Collis and President Elect Geoff Beale

President David Coe and President Nominee Nicole Price

Members, partners and guests handover night July 2nd 2014

Phoenix our new guide dog in training, born on 14/04/14 and named after our club.

The Dragons roared in with success again

Sunday 29th June 2014

Sunday 29th June was the day of our Club's 2nd Dragon Boat Race at Coate Water, Swindon. The day was a roaring success. Here are just a few snap shots of the day. Congratulations go to Team Corsair Pirates (WJ Whites) raising funds for Cancer Research UK who were the overal winners with an amazing time across the finish line of 00:57:98




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