Basingstoke Rotary Club Update
The Place to be Proud of Award for Health and Wellbeing goes to – Basingstoke Covid-19 Vaccination Centre Teams
It has been a privilege for Rotary in North Hampshire to play a part in the vaccine programme at The Hampshire Court Hotel and latterly at Jameson House. Our carparking role began in December and involved six Rotary clubs cooperating together in rain, snow and glorious sunshine to facilitate patients' access to vaccination. We’ve appreciated being able to work with our colleagues, health professionals and other volunteers in this whole team effort at this time of national importance and to have played our part in the UK’s successful vaccination programme in our battle against Covid 19
One of the things Rotarians rarely admit to is the selfish side of volunteering and that is that we always come away feeling that we have made a difference. It’s a very uplifting feeling and we know it has helped our general wellbeing and mental health in recent times. If you haven’t experienced that feeling, then come and volunteer with us at any of the events below. There’ll be a welcome for you.
Dates for your diary
Basingstoke Festival of Transport
Sunday 22nd August 2021 from 11.00 - 16.00
The War Memorial Park
One of the highlights of the Basingstoke year! A free family day out for your diary and something to look forward to! Parking £2.00
Get in touch to join our volunteers on the day.
Charities need a helping hand to boost their funds
Charities have had a difficult time in the pandemic to raise funds and they need all the help they can get.
We will be out and about supporting the fundraising activities of some of the charities we support and sometimes taking part in their events. Including -
Basingstoke and District Disability Forum will be holding their Scarecrow Trail in Chineham and Sherfield on Loddon on 24th-30th July. Scarecrow trails are great fun to follow. See their website for more info www.bddf.org.uk
St Michael’s Hospice Events
· Sunday 18th July – Big Wheel - Cycle Ride
· Saturday 14th August – Moonlight Walk
· Sunday 26th September – Sunrise Walk
See their website for how to join in
Rotaract in Basingstoke
Rotaract is the younger part of Rotary
Aged 18 to 30’s + Want to volunteer but aren't sure where to start? Now is the perfect opportunity.
Interested? - get in touch to join in – do it today!
Make Friends, Make a Difference - Help Others, Support local good causes
Have fun while giving back!
To find out more ......
Contact Chris Flemming:
Rotaract@bl-rotary.org mob 07942471526