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News last updated 17/3/2013
Take a look at the fun we had over the Christmas period. A selection of some of the great events and activities by clubs to brighten the winter gloom while helping others along the way. See the slideshow and report......
Milton Jones, the hilariously funny one-liner comedian of Mock the Week fame, generously donated his time to raise £2,000 at the Nottingham Glee Club's special End Polio Benefit Evening, organised by Marlow Rotary Club. Read all about it.
Tickets for The Evening with David Richards CBE of Prodrive and Aston Martin were sold out well before the event. Taking advantage of such a large audience thoroughly enjoying themselves, the auction of extremely tempting favours, raised over £4,000 for Rotary and local charities Read more...........
Another Triumph for the Kop Hill Climb
Princes Risborough Rotary Club were again major supporters of this historic community event. Brilliant sunshine on the Saturday ensured a record crowd of 12,000 and fun for all the family. Sunday's weather was probably more suited to the really dedicated 'petrol heads', but 4,000 braved the rain. See Alan Craig's extremely comprehensive picture record
The ever-popular Abingdon Vesper Dragon Boat Race due to take place in May had to be postponed because of flooding on the river. Rearranged for Sunday 9 September, it was another resounding success, this time in glorious sunshine. See the pics here........
Proving beyond any doubt "We're for Communities" Pinner Rotary club's Village Show had all the right ingredients to make it a huge success – Well organised, involving the whole community, 'A' list celebs in the form of DG Judith and Nick Hurd MP, and a pipe band! Small wonder the sun shone too!! Read all about it here
Phillip Wells, grandson of Maidenhead Thames Rotarian Ken Spedding and Rugby Player of the year at Desborough Boys School, was chosen as an Olympic Torch bearer in the relay leg through Windsor Castle to be welcomed by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Later, Phillip lent his famous torch to the Club as a fund raising effort during the “Maidenhead at the Olympics” event that benefitted Rotary charities ...........
Despite some very unseasonable weather in June, 90 young people enjoyed a taster session of sailing on the River Thames at the Upper Thames Sailing Club, thanks to the sponsorship of Bourne End and Cookham Rotary Club. With blustery conditions new skills included capsize survival, all under the watchful eye of the Rescue Boat.........
The pouring rain did not dampen spirits when Maidenhead Thames held their first Bunny Fun Run in March. Despite the awful weather almost a full house of runners of all ages participated to raise funds for Rotary Foundation, local charities and the runners' chosen charities..........
With spring just around the corner, and the national Rotary Spring Clean officially starting on 12 March 2012, the start of Climate Week and ending on Earth Day, on 22 April 2012, take a look at what Faringdon Rotary Club achieved last year............
- Christmas Activities 2012
- Greg Wilkinson elected to RIBI Board
- Comedian Milton Jones supports End Polio Now
- Top Polio Advocacy job for Judith
- An Evening with David Richards CBE
- Olympic Torch bearer ensures a lasting legacy
- Queen unveils Jubilee sculpture in Windsor
- Colin is Outward Bound on the Shard
- The parachute is very important for the saving
- Abingdon Vesper Dragon Boat Racing