Helen Ricketts: – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Temple:- email@example.com
Supporting Local Charities
This year we have been able to help two local charities with their transport.
We have been able to contribute towards buying a new van for The Besom. They are a group from local churches who put together those who wish to give and those in need. Some may have good quality furniture to donate, a cooker, fridge or washing machine & items for starter packs of pots, pans or china for someone with little money who has at last been offered an empty new home. Besoms also help with decorating and gardening and providing Christmas hampers. They needed a reliable van to move donated items and we were able help them source a van and help with some of the finance with the help of a Rotary District Grant. See their website to donate.
Basingstoke Mencap is an independent registered charity striving to enable people who have learning disabilities to gain the best quality of life they can through providing services to promote their physical and mental well-being through leisure, recreation and social activities.
The GREENFINGERS project has been established under the Basingstoke Mencap Charity for over 3 years and provides horticultural Therapy Services and Woodwork Development Training on site which provides opportunities to develop skills and confidence offering a peaceful therapy setting or a possible gateway into voluntary or aid work.
Their trained gardeners run a Community Gardening Service in local and surrounding areas of Basingstoke. They offer Garden Maintenance, Hedge Trimming and Seasonal Jobs at competitive rates. Their new van helps them with this project and helps their clients access the wide variety of activities on offer. See their website to donate or volunteer.
SAVE THE DATE!
ST MICHAELS HOSPICE LIGHT UP A LIFE
Our Rotary volunteers will be there to assist with parking
Sunday 5th December 2021 at 6:00 pm
St. Michael’s Hospice, Basil de Ferranti House, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9NB
See the Hospice website for parking information
HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES AT THE ANVIL
Sunday 30 January 2022, 3:00pm
The majestic full concert Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, the Corps of Drums and everyone’s favourites, our special guests, The Chelsea Pensioners, will again make this a very special event.
Tickets on sale from Anvil Box Office
Basingstoke Deane Rotary is a group of 35 men & women from a wide variety of backgrounds. All live locally in the borough but some commute to work outside Basingstoke. Most joined Rotary to help others less fortunate, and they find Basingstoke Deane Rotary adds another extremely enjoyable dimension to their lives.
If you would like to find out more about how we enjoy ourselves, just tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk to see what we have coming up, or contact Helen or Paul above to find out more . We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.