Basingstoke Dean Rotary – Sep 2021


Helen Ricketts: –

Paul Temple:-


HAITI EARTHQUAKE 2021- Can you help?

Throughout its history, Haiti has suffered hurricanes and earthquakes. Recently in 2010, 2018 & again on 14 August this year, when a  7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving significant damage and over 2,000 dead. Buildings were flattened and hospitals already under strain from COVID-19 are overwhelmed and many are homeless. Days later Tropical Storm Grace added to the devastation


The UK-based international charity SHELTERBOX was founded by the Rotary Club of Helston, Cornwall. Working alongside UNICEF & other international charities, it provides emergency shelter & survival kits to 1000’s of families who have lost everything through natural disasters. A full Shelterbox provides a robust tent and the basic essentials for sleeping, cooking and water purification for a family of 10 to survive for 6 months. If needed in that area mosquito nets will be included. There will also be small toys and books and pencils for children. SHELTER KIT’s,and SHELTER TOOL KIT’s used to build and repair are also needed. The contents of these kits are tailored to the need in the area and may include tarpaulin, ropes, tie wire, handsaw, nails, hammer, axes & other items.
ShelterBox with sample contentsSHELTERBOX is the chosen route through which the 32,000 Rotary Clubs operating in over 200 countries around the world can provide rapid and direct emergency help to families in desperate need after disasters. Again the contents are tailored to the needs of each disaster area Basingstoke Deane Rotary asked what was needed in Haiti at the moment and we have funded and donated 10 Shelter Kits.
The sturdy green Shelterbox is an essential part of the aid package, and not just for storage. Families use it as a work bench, a wardrobe, a seat, and even a crib!


... at Basingstoke Festival of Transport 2021Thirty years on and the biggest and best ever festival took place in the Memorial Park and was attended by the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Onnalee Cubitt, with special guest, rally champion Paddy Hopkirk. Thanks go to all who attended, the exhibitors and to the volunteers who helped us on the day.
Save the date
Next year’s Festival of Transport will be on 8th May 2022


Christmas 2021 shoebox appealIt’s not too late to donate a Shoebox full of goodies to give pleasure to an underprivileged child in Romania, Albania, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia and the Philippines. To find out more about Christmas Shoeboxes – Check out our Website and Social Media below to print off the entry form and for updates.

Basingstoke Deane Rotary is a group of 35men & 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 to see what we have coming up, or contact Helen or Paul above to find out more . We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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