Basingstoke Deane Rotary – December 2023


Helen Ricketts: –
Paul Temple:-



Rotary Christmas Shoebox – Thank You

A big thank you to all who filled shoeboxes for our annual appeal. We couldn’t do this without the generosity of our local community who help spread happiness to children who have little. Over 800 shoeboxes from our club, full of toys and warm hats & gloves etc. are, together with those collected from all over the Wessex region, on their way, to under privileged children in Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Albania accompanied by Rotarians from our Rotary district. Boxes will be delivered into the hands of Rotarians in those countries to distribute those in need. Hopefully shoeboxes are also on their way to children in Ukraine. Our Wessex Rotary District delivered 18,224 Christmas shoeboxes in 2022.

Where are we Volunteering in December 2023 ?

A Victorian Silk Mill Christmas
December 2nd – December 3rd
Whitchurch Silk Mill 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7AL


Sunday 3rd December 2023
Festival Place, Queen Anne’s Square,
Outside Iceland.

Join in the reindeer fun, put on your antlers and walk, dash, dance and prance along the 3K Reindeer Run route, whilst raising vital funds for St. Michael’s Hospice.

See the Hospice web site to register and for times and assembly points

Rotarians will be marshalling on the day and encouraging you along the way



St. Michael’s Hospice, RG24 9NB

Sunday 10th December 2023, arrive from 4.00pm, the commemorative service will begin at 5:00 pm with music and readings.

See the Hospice website for parking information.



Our Rotarians will again be cooking and serving Christmas lunch for the homeless and vulnerably housed for the Camrose Centre clients and volunteers.


Basingstoke Deane Rotary wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year 2024

The Rotary wish is ‘Peace the world over’

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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