Rotary

Basingstoke Loddon Rotarians deliver £1K boost for Ark

Basingstoke Loddon Rotary Club members are long-standing supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity - and we'd like to say a big thank-you to the Rotarians for their latest generous donation.

The Basingstoke Loddon Rotarians, who have raised funds for Ark through their popular and successful annual May bank holiday duck races on the River Loddon at Barton's Mill, have boosted the Ark appeal by £1,000.

Rotary bookbench gets a new home

It was one of the most popular bookbenches on the Sitting With Jane bookbench trail – and now it has a new home.

Sitting With Jane was one of the most high-profile events in Hampshire in 2017 as the county hosted a series of events and activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of world-famous author Jane Austen, who spent the first 25 years of her life in Steventon near Basingstoke.

Rotary award for Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee

Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees has been honoured with a prestigious Rotary award.

Merv was one of two recipients of a Paul Harris Award - named after the founder of Rotary International - at the annual Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club Charities Night.

Rotary duck race will help Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to announce that members of the Basingstoke Loddon Rotary Club will once again be donating proceeds from their popular annual duck race day to the charity.

Taking place between 1.30pm and 3pm on Monday, May 28 on the River Loddon at Bartons Mill, Old Basing, the rubber duck races are a well-known fun annual event, and they always attract a flood of entries.

This year, the prize for the owner of the overall winning duck will be a flying lesson that has been kindly donated by Blackbushe Aviation.

Basingstoke Rotary Charity Dinner delivers Spring boost

Generous guests ensured a Basingstoke Rotary Club Charity Dinner gave local charities a real Spring in their step by raising more than £18,000.

One-hundred-and-sixty people attended the black-tie event on a beautiful evening at Audleys Wood Hotel (April 19) – and an enjoyable and memorable evening delivered a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Home-Start North West Hampshire and other local Rotary-backed charities.

Rotary boxing event delivers boost for Ark

It was honours even in a boxing contest involving two of sport’s fiercest rivals – but the big winner was local good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity, as nearly £20,000 was raised at a high-profile Basingstoke event.

Some of England’s best young boxers took on their counterparts from Wales in the 18th Basingstoke Deane Charity International Boxing tournament last Friday.

Ark will be a winner at Rotary boxing night

A night of great sport in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity and other good causes is coming to Basingstoke – and it will feature one of the oldest rivalries in sport.

Some of the best young English boxers will take on their Welsh counterparts at the 2018 International Boxing Tournament organised by The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane.

The Hampshire Court Hotel, in Chineham, will again be hosting the popular event which will take place on Friday, March 9.

Basingstoke Deane Rotary deliver £10K boost for Ark

They are terrific supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and Basingstoke Deane Rotarians are celebrating delivering another fantastic five-figure boost to the charity’s £5million fundraising appeal.

On Sunday, January 28, the charity was one of the beneficiaries of this year’s annual Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club Charity Concert starring The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood – and Rotary Club President Lindy Richardson was delighted to make a £10,000 presentation to Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees.

Rotary concert will help the Ark

Good music and good causes are set to be a winning combination as a rousing annual charity concert raises the rafters and pounds at a world-famous Basingstoke venue.

The Anvil is the perfect place to see and hear great music being performed, and on Sunday, January 28, 2018, The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane will be hosting another fabulous and memorable event at the award-winning concert hall.

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will be centre stage as they entertain the audience by playing their way through an impressive, and wide-ranging, repertoire.

Memorable Rotary concert raises £6K for Ark

An award-winning Belgian choir delivered a spectacular performance at a Rotary-organised concert – delighting a packed church and resulting in a £6,000 boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

All Saints Church in Odiham was the splendid setting for the concert by the internationally-renowned Lyricanto Choir on Saturday, November 4.

The special event was organised by The Rotary Club of Odiham and Hook and The Rotary Club of Colfontaine-Borinage in Belgium. Rotarian and accomplished organist Jean-Michel Sapin was one of the key figures in bringing the choir to Odiham.

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