Community service projects, Christmas Eve at the Snow Goose Pub 2020.
Christmas Eve 2020 . (Picture 1& 2)
On Christmas Eve, members of Farnborough Rotary Club who would normally have been out on the streets with the Christmas float collecting money for local charities were out on another mission. In past years Kate Hayden, the licensee at the Snow Goose pub in Fernhill Road has provided a Christmas lunch at the pub for some elderly local people who are living on their own. This year with the Covid restrictions Kate provided instead a fish and chip supper for each recipient that was delivered to their own homes together with a Christmas card and present. Rotarians, some of whom are shown in the photo, joined forces with Kate’s other volunteers to deliver the meals and presents with a bit of Christmas cheer.
George's Autism Dog - short synopsis. 202o (Picture 3.)
An example of local Rotary funding in action. We were pleased to support the appeal for a specially trained dog to help a severely Autistic child. The assistance dog is being trained specifically to work with an individual with Neuro-Developmental disabilities and will greatly assist with child's development and challenges. The puppy is with the Farnborough based family for 4 weeks bonding in December before returning for final training. You can see how well they're getting on!
14.2.2019 Hope for Children
This time last year Sarah Gaylard, a past student of Wavell School, Farnborough Sixth Form, now doing a Master’s Degree at Loughborough University, asked if we could help support a Rag Challenge for an International charity "Hope for Children" We explained the Club would normally support these types of venture direct, not via a third party. However, as a local lass we were really impressed by the amount of time and effort she had made towards her £3000.00 goal we made an exception. The Rag Team donated a massive £112,000 to "Hope for Children". Sarah agreed to keep us informed of her progress.
On the 14.2.2019 she joined us for Lunch and gave a very good talk. The above pictures are copied from that presentation. Well done Sarah our thanks and best wishes for the future.
See attached photo's.
Disability Challengers .
Organised by Ted Benneyworth & Sarah Dudley in 2013. The event was arranged from Runways End Scout Hut close to the Basingstoke Channel .
Community Service Committee 2019/20 – Review of year to date (as at 03/06/20)
Below is a brief summary of the committee’s activities in the Rotary year i.e. since July 2019 to date. An active and busy community committee have held 5 physical meetings with several follow up activities.
In the past two months committee work has continued a remote basis and two full committee reports filed.17 projects and requests (22 including Disbursements) have been or are currently being supported.
The Christmas voucher distribution supported 5 local organisations and 19 individuals at need at Christmas.
Several other projects and requests have been considered by the committee, advice given and followed up in many instances or put in touch with relevant support but not financially supported.