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Laptop donated to Holy Family Childrens’ Home

On Thursday 11 April, I asked my generous golfing partner ‘AK’ Gupta for a favour: to donate a laptop, which he did. Part of the Holy Family Childrens’ Home, St Lucia, was refurbished before Christmas, with £500 coming from Winchester Rotary. Sister Anthonia then reached out to me again. She said that one of the

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All 5 RCs of Winchester hold 23rd Zoom

Wednesday 18 March 2024 saw the 23rd meeting of the 5 Global Rotary Clubs of Winchester. They are: UK, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. And they are planning to work together on an international project. This all started in July 2020 when Richard Spalding became President of Winchester UK in the early stages of the

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Winchester Rotarian receives prestigious Rotary International award

We are extremely proud to announce that one of our longest-serving members, Rotarian Nick Bell, has been awarded the prestigious Rotary International Service Above Self award. Rotary In Wessex (D1110) District Governor George Phillips presented the award to Nick at a special reception in the Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel on Monday 4 March. While many

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Holy Family children’s care home, St Lucia: Library Conversion

The Holy Family children’s care home in Gros Islet, St Lucia, made an appeal in November for help. Their primary need was to create more desk space in the current ‘library’ for the children to use computers. The care home looks after 18 children, 24 hours a day, except when they are in school. Their

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Wheelchair donated by Winchester to St Lucia still working

I had an amazing coincidence on Friday 1 December. I was out running early in the morning just as the sun was coming up though, unusually, was doing so round the back streets and port of Castries, the capital of St Lucia. Then, suddenly ahead of me, I spotted someone I thought I recognised totally

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Christmas Shoeboxes 2023

Each year, members of some 50 Rotary Clubs in the Wessex District (D1110 – which includes the Channel Islands) organise the collection, checking, categorisation, packing and despatch of some 18,000 shoeboxes filled with gifts for disadvantaged children in Moldova, Montenegro, Romania – and now Ukraine, through our contacts with Rotary clubs in Poland and Moldova.

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Food and Drink Quiz – 10 November 2023

On Friday 10th November Team Winchester Rotary for Uganda 2024 organised a Fundraising Quiz at Weeke Community Centre where 48 eager quizzers, many from outside Rotary, gathered to have their brain cells challenged over the  mouth watering topics of food and drink as well as their taste buds as there were also practical rounds which certainly spiced up the

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“Walk a Mile to End Polio” 29 October 2023

Big journeys start with a single step. There has been no bigger journey for Rotary than our mission to End Polio.  Thanks to Rotary’s efforts, 20 million people have been saved from paralysis and are able to walk today. This fundraising activity reminds us of the life-changing difference eradicating polio is having. Walk a Mile to

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Ugandan student scholarship programme at Winchester University – official agreement signed

Our collaboration with Winchester University on a scholarship programme for a Ugandan student from the Kasese region to study at Winchester University has now come to fruition.  The scheme provides for funding at the standard rate for a British student on the basis that the programme is funded by Winchester Rotary.  Our first student is

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Update on Rotary Scholarship at Winchester University

As you are all probably aware by now Thomas arrived on 24th August  to prepare for the start of his four year course at Winchester University studying Computer Science on the 18th September. There have however been many preparations since the start of this journey from navigating the UCAS University application scheme and receiving an

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