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Eleanor Harrison OBE

A special relationship - Welcome to Eleanor Harrison Way back in 2011 a wonderful woman came to visit us to share her story of working with street children with the organisation - Action in Conflict. Eleanor knew well how to appeal to Rotary clubs to support her work. You can read all about her visit in our blog, at the time, here.  I have followed her career with some interest and I'm sure m...
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Quacktastic News

We all know David Attenborough has travelled the world for many decades for his famed television programmes on natural history. He has explored mountains, forests, deserts, lakes and seas. He has brought to our screens strange and fascinating creatures. In all this time however there is one species that Attenborough has not presented to the world; the Yellow Swindon Old Town Rotary Plastic Duck. ...
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Have you been affected by Cancer?

We were delighted to welcome Fred Bassett Chair of ABC to our meeting recently to tell us about Affected By Cancer (ABC)  It is a local self help group for sufferers, their carers and families.   Founded in 2009 by a group of cancer patients, they currently have 50 members. The aim is to provide opportunities for people affected by cancer to meet in  friendly, safe and relaxed suroundings. ...
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Blue Cross Local Events – Pets for all

Sally is the local co-ordinator for Blue Cross and she reported to us at a recent meeting on their fundraising successes and the work carried out . We have just run a stall and dog show at the Shrivenham fete on August 26th. We raised £794 which is a terrific effort but as you will have seen that effort may be used on the care of rehoming just one dog! (I can’t believe I didn’t remember to come...
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Pets change lives…

We were delighted to welcome Tina Burdett from Blue Cross to a recent meeting to hear about their marvellous work supporting people through pet ownership.  Blue Cross will be sponsoring and indeed running our Dog Show at Swindon's Famous Duck Race in May next year so it was interesting to hear about all the other things they are up to during the year. If you would like to learn more, sponsor a ...
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