Newbury Rotary press releases and news

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Latest News and Press Releases

Click on the links to take you to pages about what's been happening at the Rotary Club of Newbury recently

17/11/2023 Rotarians get busy painting pottery!
26/10/2023 Bob Hills awarded the Paul Harris esteemed Rotary Award
20/09/2023 Update on the Desks for Ukerewe project
26/11/2023 Newbury Santa Fun Run!
26/11/2023 Santa Fun Run Photographs 2023
04/12/2023 Hats and wraps for Ukraine


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Bob Hills (left) receiving the award with Janet Lister (right) presenting

Paul Harris Fellowship presented to Parish Councillor Bob Hills

more Newbury Rotary bestows its highest community award on Burghclere councillor Bob Hills

'Royal' Rotary Club Pottery Class?

more Tim Pritchard, Eddie Webb and current president, Janet Lister, head to The Ugly Duckling Pottery Painting to decorate the kindly donated prize for the Best Dressed Santa Pet competition, to take place at the 2023 Newbury Santa Fun Run

Santa Fun Run 2021 Photos

more A snapshot of the day

Together Talk - Series 3

more Peacebuilding: It's in Our DNA

Newbury Rotary Presidents Meet Social Distancing Challenge

more Past, Present and Future Presidents

Helping West Berks Mencap

more A big thank you to all those who have provided invaluable help to West Berks Mencap during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boules in the Square 2020

more Due to the Coronavirus pandemic this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the summer 2021.

South Wales Male Choir 2020

more Another fantastic evening provided by the South Wales Male Choir, Helen Page and Rhodri Prys Jones.

Interact presents cheque to the Fair Close Centre

more Lottie Bullard, Interact President and Vice President Seedorf Attah from Park House School present their £600 cheque to the Fair Close Centre. Accompanied by guests and the headmaster Derek Peoples.

Flasher Philip makes a surprise appearance.

Purple 4 Polio Evening

more Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland's Purple4Polio campaign is providing communities with ideas and opportunities to get involved in ridding the world of polio.

Is the wood rolling in from the right going to be a winner? If only we knew which one that was!

Newbury Bowling Club

more Fun evening at the Newbury Bowls Club

Annual Golf Day 2019

more Pictures from the day

Boules in the Square 2019

more A great day had by all. Click to see all the pictures.

Handover 2019

more Another presidential handover, another exciting year ahead.

Visit To Concorde

more A great day out had by all visiting Concorde in Bristol

Barge Week 2018

more Great time had by all

An evening at the Newbury Bowls Club

more Fun time had by all as we learnt how this game is not as easy as it looks.

President's Dinner with Paul Mayhew-Archer

more Raising money for Parkinson's Disease Charities in Newbury and Oxford. Contact Eddie Webb on 07876 743033 or email

Irene takes over the Presidency

more All change at the helm for an exciting new year ahead.

Inductions and a visit from the Mayor

more Just a couple of things from the past few weeks.

West Berks Brewery Visit

more Many thanks to Kath for organising this trip.

And so it begins...

Santa Fun Run 2017

more Click on a picture for the slideshow.

Paul Harris Award

more Presented at the Rotary Christmas dinner to Phil Williams

Promoting the Santa Fun Run

more Getting the message out there for one and all.

A Welcome To Two New Members

more Chris and John Philip are welcomed by the president Eddie Webb into the Newbury Rotary Club.

Lance Corporal Richard Jones

Magic Evening

more Great evening had by all. Plenty of magic tricks performed by some talented magicians. And of course the star of the evening Lance Corporal Richard Jones.

Remembrance Sunday

more Newbury rotarians and Interact taking part in the Remembrance Sunday Parade

Kevin and Pudsey

more Children in Need

Rotary Golf Day 2017

more Close contest for Rotary Golfers

Coffee Companions

more Caroline, Eddie and Phil promoting Coffee Companions at Newbury Market.

Mary Hansford receiving the Paul Harris Award from Asst DG Gerry Cowan

Mary Hansford presented with the Paul Harris Award

more ..

Guests from W Berks Motor Neurone Disease Association Sept 17

A tale of two seasons on the Rotary barge

more Rain, sun, kingfishers, trains & fellowship in 2017

It's goodbye from me.

President's Handover.


Visit to St Thomas' Infants School

more St Thomas' Infants School

Presidents Dinner 2017

more Chris Lubbe

Newbury Culture Fest 2016

more Newbury Culture Fest 2016. A selection from Graeme's colourful fan club.

Mencap Garden Party 2016

more President of the Newbury Rotary Club Graeme Leech, the mayor or Newbury Julian Swift-Hook, the West Berkshire Mencap CEO Leila Ferguson and West Berkshire Council chairman Quentin Webb. Celebrating another year of the charity's excellent work.

Summer BBQ at the Craven Arms

more A good evening had by all and thank you to our helpers at our Boule in the Square event in June!

If Tess leans in a bit more and Graeme doesn't let go of Julian's hand, he might just keep upright!

Hog Roast

more Fun time had by all at the hog roast which raised almost £1000 for West Berkshire Mencap.

Park House Interact - Purple Crocus

more Planting crocuses (croci or even just crocus) for the End Polio campaign.

St Thomas' Infant School

more St Thomas' Infant School

Having defeated the Royalists and captured the King's dog, the victors share out the spoils in the Blackbird.

Social Walk 2017

more Fun day out had by all.

Young Photographer 2017

more Some shots of what is on show at the Museum and the winners.

A Trip Out for Mencap

more Children’s Services Activities Holiday

Nurse Karen Fenwick taking the blood pressure of Terry Burgess.

Know Your Blood Pressure

more Getting your blood pressure checked at the town hall.

Santa brings a smile to a lot of faces.

Mencap Christmas Party

more Never in the field of human conflict has so much orange squash been drunk by so few.

Vanessa Picker, Graeme Leech, Michaela Dolk and Alison French

Tri-Club Dinner

more Newbury Rotary hosting a Tri-Club Dinner with the Rotary clubs of Hungerford and Thatcham.

Coram - Life Education

more Newbury Rotary Club presenting a cheque for £1000 to Ellen Goodwin, Roger Feaviour and Martin Scott.

Conference 2017

more With everyone distracted, John practices his new "Bunch of Flowers" trick. Still work in progress... me thinks.

Cheese and Wine Evening

more An enjoyable meeting with some people from outside Rotary who wished to learn more about the organisation.

Rotary Christmas Dinner 2016

more Fun time had by all, even those who had to sing for their supper.

Nick at Park House School

more Nick explains all about Rotary and Interact to students at Park House school.

Left to right: Amy Crookall , Abi Pass , Katherine Langley, Gemma Maynard, Mason Pretorius and Phillipe de Frenchou.

Newbury Interact

more Newbury's young Rotarian's from their newly Chartered Interact Club.

Mencap 10-pin Bowling

more Another fun evening

Wine Tasting with Haggis on the side

more Another great evening organised by Graeme

Interact - Park House School

more An assembly at Park House School introducing the students to Interact and presenting the Rotary Charter to their existing Interactors.

On Strike! And I'm not moving until one of you Rotary boys agrees to play with me. As you can see, Kath was consistent.

Young Carers Ten Pin Bowling


Clifford, eyeing up the cake as he celebrates his 94th birthday.

Members Moments


St. Barts Summer Celebration

more St Barts summer celebration

Diwali - Halloween

more Great time had by all as we celebrated Diwali with a good curry, whiskey and chocolates. Ticked all my boxes.

What a spooky bunch of dudes.

Quiz Night


Newbury Rotarian Kevin Mosley training for the 1000 mile cycle ride.

Newbury Rotarian LEJOGing for Charities

more Newbury Rotarian Kevin Mosley is cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise funds for Alzeimers Society and Coram Thames Valley Life Education

Barbara West with husband, Gordon West, and President Hemant Amin

Barbara West : Paul Harris Award

more Barbara West was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award following the Club's annual Christmas dinner. Barbara and her husband, Rotarian Gordon West, are the first couple at Newbury Rotary to have both been independently awarded this great honour

Newbury Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day Parade Newbury

more Newbury Rotary President Hemant Amin will be laying a wreath at the memorial following the Remembrance Parade

David Ball, Chair of NDCCT receives cheque for £5000 from incoming Club President, Hemant Amin

Cheque presented to NDCCT at Club President's Handover Dinner

more Outgoing President Will hands over to Hemant Amin whose first task is to present £5000 to Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust

Nick Buraston being welcomed to the Club by President Hemant Amin

Another new member at Newbury Rotary

more Welcome, Nick Buraston!

Cenk (centre) with Simon and Hemant

Cenk Tugcetin joins Newbury Rotary

more Welcome to Newbury Rotary, Cenk!

The Countess of Carnarvon receiving the Paul Harris Award

President's Dinner 23 June 2014

more A celebration of Will Job's Presidential year

Mayor of Newbury visit to Young Photographer Exhibition

more Mayor Anthony Pick and Mayoress Councillor Catherine Kent visited the exhibit and presented Abi Hollister (Park House School) and Amy Goatley (Trinity School) with their Merit Certificates.

Newbury Rotary donates £3000 to MapAction, Shelterbox and Water Survival Boxes

Club donates to Philippines Aid

more MapAction works in disaster zones showing where relief help is most urgently needed.

President Will Job lays Remembrance wreath

more Newbury Rotary Club President William Job laid a wreath of Remembrance at Newbury's War Memorial outside St Nicholas's Church on Sunday 10th November.

Outgoing President Roy Wood presents David Bruce with the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Paul Harris Fellowship awarded to David Bruce

more David Bruce of the Bruce Trust was awarded Rotary's highest award at a dinner at Dennison Barracks on Monday 24th June.