The Rotary Club of Thornbury
President Richard Hiscock
President 2016/17
Thornbury Rotary Club has contributed to the life of the town and surrounding district since 1971. In that time it has raised around £400,000 and donated it to many local, national and international charities, projects and appeals.
For almost 30 years its Swimarathon has annually attracted hundreds of swimmers to a sports and social event which is the Club's major fund-raiser, and its high-visibility yellow jackets are a familiar sight at food fairs, the Carnival and many other local events.
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Rotary President Ben Bradley has completed his rewarding tenure - July 2016
Thornbury Rotary Clubs Presidential "Change Over" for the 2016/17 year has taken place. New President Richard Hiscock took over from "Immediate Past President" Ben Bradley. The new team (from July) have planned a programme for the coming months.
We have recently Promoted, Supported or Organised:
Young Photographer, Food Fairs, Young Chef, Remembrance Day Parade, South Cotswold Young Musicians, Thornbury Carnival, R.Y.L.A., Bosom Buddies, T.C.L., Avon Music Awards, Jessie May Trust, Life Skills, Kids's Out, Rotary Foundation, Stroke Awareness day, End Polio Now, Tools for Self Reliance, Hearing Loops, Inspire Arts Trust, Cumbrian Flood Appeal, Thornbury Lip Readers, National Eye Research, Young Golfer, Marlwood School Borneo Project, Shelterbox, Brownies and Scouts Packs, Community Composting, Swimarathon, Young Innovator, Thornbury In Bloom, Premium Partners in local schools, Youth Speaks, Butterfly Space, Sandra's Baby Clothes and finally Northavon Youth Theatre.
"It's what we do well"
We annually make donations to charities and needy causes large and small - anything from international and national disaster appeals, famine relief funds and medical aid projects to small donations to local groups or charities in need of short-term financial help.
Immediate Past President Ben's year was truly successful and is outlined below.
Kid' Out Success for June 2016
Once again with the generous support of Rolls Royce Thornbury Rotary not only took a party of students from New Siblands School to Slimbridge W.W.T. but also provided a Playbus and Bouncy Castle at the Primary school. See full detail on the YOUTH PAGE here.
Swimarathon 2016 Swimarathon March 2016
The 60 teams that took part this year are to be congratulated!
Total funds received from the teams and sponsorship has reached a staggering...
£20,052!
Thanks to all swimmers the Club has already donated £4000 each to the Jessie May Trust and to the National Eye Research Centre. Rotary are now in a position to make substantial further donations as and when required.
President Ben had great pleasure in presenting cheques to Jessie May Trust and the National Eye Research Centre representatives at the end of May.
Thornbury Rotary Young Photographer 2016
President Ben awarded the Young Photographer Competition 1st prize to Jade White and second prize to Ben Bennett in the company of Head Teacher Peter Smart, all from Castle School.
Young Golfer Thornbury Rotary Cup
President Ben presented the Rotary Cup for 2016 to the overall winner Matt Cradock who received the Cup and some golfing equipment as part of his prize.
Thornbury Rotary Club has completed a survey of the availability of hearing loops in the town's business and public premises as part of the Hearing Link charity's "Let's Loop the UK" campaign and have published a leaflet listing all identified loops.
For more information and a link to view and download the leaflet, please click here.
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