KIDS OUT AT MARWELL ZOO. JUNE 2022

A splendid day out for children organised by Rotary


Every June, the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, together with KidsOut, take thousands of disadvantaged children on a fun day out. The children visit the seaside, theme parks, adventure playgrounds and zoos, giving them all wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime. After a 2 year break due to Covid, this year George and Anne Stephens accompanied 14 children, the deputy head and 2 support staff from Abbotswood Junior School to Marwell Zoo.

The children were very excited to have a fun day out of school.

We listened to a talk about the Marwell Humboldt penguins and the adults were impressed with the way the children listened and asked appropriate questions.

Our visit included the Tropical House, which gave us the opportunity to encounter a diversity of wildlife and exotic plants in a tropical climate. It was interesting to have birds flying free within the exhibit.

The children generally struggle to decide on a favourite experience. Rolling down the hill after lunch was great fun and surprise ice creams always go down well, but the new adventure playground was particularly popular, even in a shower of rain!

After the visit, Fiona, the deputy head, sent George and Anne this message:

Thank you for today - it was very successful all round. It was lovely to see the children in a different environment and playing happily together. They were so excited to get back and tell their friends about their day!

And thank you both for your kindness and generosity - I really enjoyed spending the day with you both. 

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Some of the treasure with Viv from Honeypot and our George.

'Treasure gathered by our Rotary Club from Rotarians, schools and scouts for children who are carers for their loved ones.

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A splendid day out for children organised by Rotary

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We look after the plant 'creche' and raise money too.

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Extra funds from the Dan Snow and Hugo Vickers Evenings, added to the Club Charity funds enabled us to give extra funds to those in need

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The team from Minstead Trust

The Club was delighted to donate £200 so the young people from Minstead Trust could take part in the recent Totton and Eling Carnival. Their theme was ‘Alice in Wonderland’ they made a great job of decorating their minibus and creating marvellous costumes

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Clive Rutland handing over eggs.

We assisted the Totton Spiritualist Church in their project to give an Easter Egg to all children being supported through the Churches food bank. Also additional food and clothing for the Food Bank itself.

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New Forest Food Bank

We have made donations to many local charitable groups during the Covid pandemic.

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What is Rotary? Who are we? What on earth do we do? Do we enjoy ourselves? (definitely yes!!)

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Sam gets a present from Tina on behalf of Heartbeat.

One of our great pleasures is handing over cheques or items to our choosen charities and special people. Just a few of dozens each year are shown here.

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President Sam had the pleasure of handing out the dictionaries to Year 6 of Calmore Junior School.

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EVERY YEAR WE SUPPORT AND ASSIST A NUMBER OF CHARITIES AND SIMILAR GROUPS HELPING OTHERS, LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL. THIS PAGE SHOWS THOSE IN RECENT YEARS

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We sponsored Martin in a very successful project at Abbotswood School and he has since reached out to other schools.

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The following document by Laura Luff, the Senior Development Manager, sets out the LifeLab initiative.

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HONEYPOT CHARITY. OUR FUNDING AND WORK.

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Cover Note, Covid19 effects, need for risk assessments plus.

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Where banners,tabards,buckets, christmas items, bingo kit, booklets, and a host of other items are and who holds them. Items held by Tony R will be passed to Ken G when Tony is on holiday.

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Official Opening Day. June 2015

ROSE ROAD SENSORY GARDEN. At the official opening the sun and the garden looked very serene. A great conclusion to a joint venture..

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The CEO of Wessex Heartbeat made a very special surprise presentation and received one himself.

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One of President Lawrie's Charities for 2015-16

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'Alison MacGregor', The Solent Dolphin

Solent Dolphin wins Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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