Lou Taylor-Bowen and "John's Journey"

Thu, Jul 5th 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fortnightly Club meeting with a guest speaker

Last August John Bowen was working outside up a ladder in Shortwood, Nailsworth when he suffered a heart attack and fell 20ft onto a concrete patio.

Luckily John was working for an ex-Nurse, and an off-duty GP was nearby who was able to give him CPR straightaway saving his life. They called an ambulance and he was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he remained in Intensive Care for four weeks. During the fall John sustained life changing injuries as well as the heart attack.

John had multiple fractures in his neck and spine leaving him paralysed from the waist down.

He was then transferred to Salisbury District Hospital which has a specialised Spinal unit where he is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

We are all hoping that John will be able to come home during 2018 but he will need a wheelchair to get out and about, and ongoing care as well as regular physio. John is a very active person and is enthusiastic to get back to the outdoors.

Our friends, family and the community have all been fantastic support already, helping to raise funds towards getting the equipment and treatment that John will need once he’s home.

For further information visit https://gogetfunding.com/johns-journey/

Jonathan Bowen-DaviesContact Jonathan Bowen-Davies about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Rotary Clubs support young people in many ways, which can be by providing funding but also through involvement in various school activities.


See the crocuses in flower.


Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.


The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It raises money for End Polio Now, the Rotary Peace Fellowships and innumerable district and global grants worldwide. It supports Rotarians' efforts to change lives and serve communities.


Nailsworth Rotary Club arranges many fundraising events each year and the funds raised in recent years have helped a wide range of organisations.

A weekend in The Gower, here visiting a lifeboat station

Fundraising for charities and helping members of our local community are just two of the reasons why people join Rotary. Friendship, fellowship and having fun are almost as important.

Forest Green Community Garden 2019

We help out with many local community projects: The Older Driver Forum, Forest Green Community Garden, Stroud Court, Box Wood, Nailsworth Spring Clean, Arkell Centre lunches, Alzheimer's Cafe, Nailsworth Noel and Festival, and Stroud Ambitions.