Senior Spring Tea
On Saturday 10th of May the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town and Age Concern co-hosted a Spring Tea Party for senior residents of our town. This event, attended with almost 100 guests, was also enjoyed by Deputy Mayor Sue Hughes, Dr Bill Bliss (retired from New Court Surgery) who despite now living in Oxfordshire remains as Chairman of Royal Wootton Bassett Age Concern. Also in attendance was our Town Crier Owen Collier.
Greeted with a sherry and then indulged with a wonderful afternoon tea all enjoyed the considerable talents of the children from St Bartholomew
more Final sleigh outing for this year. Churchill Cl, Otter Way, Blain Pl, Byron Av, North-bank/Southbank, Shakespeare Road
more First outing of the year for the sleigh visiting: Westbury Park Whitehill Lane, Miltons Way, Salt Spring Drive, New Road, Richards Close and back via Wood Street/Church Street.
more The Steadings, Swallows Mead,Hyde Road, Windmill Road, Roundhouse Drive, Postmill Drive, Barron Close, Brinders Pl, Potters Pl
more Glebe Road, Elm Park, Longleaze
more Huntsland, Fox Brook and Wood-shaw west (High Mead, Bennet Hill, Alderney Close, Farne Way, Orchard Mead).
more Cloatley Crescent, Daisy Brook, Red Lodge Cl, Dior Dr, Bassett House, Marlborough Road, Dun-nington Road, Glenville Close, Templars Way, Brooklands, Mo-restone Road.
more Over the past 5 years, RWBTRC has raised over £14,000 for H4H through the annual Charity Calendar. Past President Colin Sweet managed the project for 3 years and is the Club's ambassador for H4H
more We hosted a coffee morning in the Croft at St Bart's Church to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
more This was the first formal launch of our annual Club calendar, attended by the Mayor, Town Crier, Rotary dignitaries and Calendar Sponsors. The Calendar is still available - see article below
more Routes and timings for both Clubs are listed below. RWBTRC will be out from 9-14 Dec and RWB&DRC will collect from 16-21 December
more We will run a Market Stall under the RWB Town Hall - principally to sell our charity calendars but no doubt, there will be some "stuff" for sale as well
more A Market Stall on 13 November, 4 December and 11 December to promote the Club's Calendar Sales featured a collection that raised £260.63 to help the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort
more RWB High Street event. Club involvement tbc
more "We're For The Community" and we raised £270 in 2 hours - a terrific result and great fun for all involved. Not just the oldies came along and everyone enjoyed some really yummy cakes with their coffee. Well done to Marie and all her helpers.
more Our annual role to assist with traffic marshalling before and after the parade in the RWB High Street
more President Elect Marie Bernhardt volunteered to be soaked for charity during a RWB 2013 Carnival event on 11 May. She joined other RWB notables including the local MP, Councillors and Town Crier
more This evening we hosted our 2013 Calendar sponsors and presented cheques. Click on heading to read/see more
more The Welsh male voice choir Cor Y Gyrlais gave a concert in St Bart's Church on 1 March to a record audience of just over 300 and raising more than £2000 to be split between the Mayor's charity - Prospect - and RWBTRC's own charity funds.
more Father Christmas's sleigh has been repainted and relit to bring festive music to the folks of RWB in the run-up to Christmas. The first week's collections raised £1231 - a terrific show of generosity by the people of RWB.
more First sleigh collection before we move on the MFH for the Business Meeting at 7.30. Meet at South Fork (Colin Sweet's Mansion) at 5pm
more Annual Christmas street festival of lights. RWBTRC offered soup and mulled wine in the Charity Shop and sold the annual calendar and bows for the Christmas tree form the stall on the High Street.
more Our Charity Shop at the rear of RWB Post Office has now closed but it raised £2500 in the 5 weeks that it was open thanks to Marie Bernhardt and her army (small) of Club Members, wives and friends
more RWBTRC held a Fashion Show in conjunction with M&Co at the Memorial Hall on 23 November. Please click on the title for further information and photographs of the event which raised over £300
more Sleigh day 7. We will also be selling bows for the Christmas tree in the High Street on this day
more Sleigh day 6 - to be confirmed
more Sleigh day 5
more Sleigh day 4
more Past President Stephen Walls and President-Elect Marie Bernhardt attended the first ever AGM for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and presented a cheque for £1700
more Anne Selman completed a free fall parachute descent to raise funds for RNLI and RWBTRC Charities
more Anne Selman, a regular 'friend' of the RWBTRC, will jump from around 12,000 ft on 22 July to raise money for the RNLI and our Club charities
more President Steve presents a cheque to the Alzheimers Society
more Wootton Bassett Town Rotary Club assist Age Concern
more The routes and dates are published to enable you to be sure to be at home when we come a-calling with our festive music.
more Rachel Pattison who runs Abbey Rider Training in Swindon, spoke on her charity work for Dog AID - Animals in Disability
more Polly Bishop, Fund Raising Manager for Wiltshire spoke with passion about the wonderful work done by the Macmillan Cancer support organisation and was presented with a cheque by President Phil Tanner
more Youngsters at St Barts Junior School built their own GoKarts with help from WBTRC and Local Traders
more We opened a Charity Shop in the old Stamping & Framing Centre in WB High Street on 26 September
more Monday 31 October 2011 was the opportunity for the club to present donations to the Rotary Foundation and several major charities
more The Club worked with M&Co, the High Street fashion retailer to provide a charity fashion show in the Memorial Hall on 29 November 2011
more The Club opened its Christmas charity shop on 2 December to coincide with the High Street Festival and offered mulled wine and mince pies outside in addition to the usual Christmas goods in the shop
more Mark Lenton Jinks
more The annual Club "Am-Nov" golf day took place at Bagbury Lane course and raised £755 for CALM
more Sleigh day 3
more New date for this Zone 5 Club activity to be held in Lydiard Park. See the poster for lots more information about Registration
more Woodshaw east (Woodshaw Mead, Home Ground, Bailey’s Mead, Gar-raways, Middle Ground).