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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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Help in the Community from Willows Counselling Service

Remember when? We recently had a visit from two of the Willows Counselling team, Caroline and Helen and we have agreed with them that they will sell duck tickets on our behalf for their benefit.  They have set themselves the challenge of selling 3,000 with a guaranteed income of £2,250 so we wish them all success.  However they have visited us before.  Here is a blog written by former member, Ste...
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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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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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Volunteering with Operation Raleigh

Our speaker this morning was Ka-Yan Cheung (pictured here with President Melodie) who is fundraising for her upcoming three month trip to Tanzania with Operation Raleigh.  She gave us an excellent overview of ICS a UK government-funded development programme that brings together 18 to 25-year-olds from all backgrounds to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities. She explained that ICS progra...
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