Basingstoke Deane Rotary – August 2023


Helen Ricketts: –
Paul Temple:-



Cardiac Unit Basingstoke Hospital

The hospital has an amazing new Cardiac Unit with some very special new equipment allowing treatments to now take place in Basingstoke. The specialist equipment needs to be kept cool and that means that the nursed are working in an area that is 16°C. We heard about this and we’ve been able to supply the nurses in the Cardiac Unit warm branded fleeces. We are now arranging warm fleeces for the doctors as well.

Rotary Christmas shoebox reminder

Christmas is a long way off but for Rotary to plan we need to let you know what can be put in the shoeboxes and you can start collecting items.

One item a week will fill your Christmas shoebox.  Ideas of what you can put in your shoebox are :-

  • Playing – ball, skipping rope, small games, cards, dominoes, harmonicas/recorders, cars, small toys, Cuddly toy
  • Washing – soap, toothbrush, flannel, sponge
  • Writing – pens, pencils, sharpener, notebook, colouring book, puzzle book
  • Wearing – hat, gloves, scarf, socks, hair accessories, jewellery (Items need to be new or in good/as new condition)

Please No – liquids, war toys or books, batteries operated items, sharp items, broken items, food or sweets, Large toys – clothes or shoes, nothing religious, political or racial

Collect for either Boys or Girls, ages 1-3, 4-7,8-11, 12-15. We will ask for a donation towards transport costs.  We supply the boxes. Check our website or face book for where you can pick up your shoebox

A New President for 2023-24

Julian Ricketts

President Julian Ricketts

Our Rotary year begins each July and we welcome our new President Julian Ricketts as he takes over from Dave Knights. Julian may be familiar to you, this is not the first time he’s been President and he is also an enthusiastic presenter for Basingstoke Community Radio and credits his public speaking ability to his time in Rotary.

You’ll find Julian’s show Day times with Jules. Sunday morning 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 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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