Basingstoke Deane Rotary – October 2023


Helen Ricketts: –
Paul Temple:-



Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2023

It’s not too late to donate a Shoebox full of goodies to give pleasure to an underprivileged child in Romania, Albania, Montenegro, Moldova.

Christmas 2021 shoebox appealPick up your new boxes and Drop off your filled box at the venues below by 21st October 2023.

    • Eden Mazda Basingstoke, London Road, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 7JD
    • Oakley Carpets, Station Yard, Andover Road, Basingstoke RG23 7HA
    • Parnell, Jordy & Harvey, Estate Agent, 5 Winchester Street, Overton, RG25 3HR
    • Build-A-Bear Workshop, Unit 17A Festival Place, Basingstoke
    • New for 2023 – Whitchurch Silk Mill

To find out more about Christmas Shoeboxes – Check out our Website and social media, below, to print off forms and find out where you can get your boxes.


ShelterBox is an international  disaster relief charity established in 2000 by the Rotary Club of Helston, in Cornwall, that provides emergency shelter and other aid items to families around the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict.

It is now a business in Its own right and ShelterBox is the chosen route through which the 32,000 Rotary Clubs, including ours, operating in over 200 countries around the world can provide rapid and direct emergency help to families in desperate need after disasters.

Rotary Shelterbox exampleTypical ShelterBox aid items include: tents as temporary shelter or shelter kits to allow people to build or rebuild durable shelters. ShelterBox also may include aid items such as mosquito nets, water filters, water carriers, solar lights, cooking sets, blankets and mats and even colouring books and pencils for children.

The aid provided by ShelterBox is tailored to the nature of each individual disaster and location and therefore it is not always the same. ShelterBox Response Teams distribute aid on the ground, working closely with local organisations, local and international aid agencies and  Rotary Clubs worldwide

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!

Following devastating flooding in many places in the world and the recent destruction of homes in an earthquake in Morocco, your local Rotary Club, Basingstoke Deane Rotary, has recently donated funds equivalent to 2 full ShelterBoxes so the funds are there ready to be used when a disaster or conflict occurs.

To find out more or to donate towards a ShelterBox go to;

Save The Date

Royal Marines TrumpetersOUR ROYAL MARINES BAND CONCERT will be held on February 4th 2024 at The Anvil Look out for tickets on sale from the 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 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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