Bishop’s Waltham Rotary: November News

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RAINBOW CENTRE ACHIEVES FUND
RAISING TARGET OF £100K
The Rainbow Centre was created by a small group of parents looking to provide the best support they could for children with Cerebral Palsy. That search led to finding ‘Conductive Education’, a system of learning based on the simple concept of human potential: that everyone has the capability to learn and develop, irrespective of their starting point. This is the Rainbow Centre’s DNA.

BW Rotary has supported Rainbow over a number of years with funds either by way of donations or by specific fundraising events; the most recent being a Wine Tasting event earlier this year which raised £900.
When the call went out for additional funding the club pitched in with a further donation and we were delighted to learn recently that the appeal target had been reached and funding put back on a proper footing following a considerable drop in income. John Natt, one of our members, sits on the board of Rainbow Centre charity trustees.

CAB or CA?
Many of us have grown up referring to CAB as the local advice centre; but how many people know that the title changed to CA in 2015? CA was established in 1939 as a clearing house for the benefit of civilians who were faced with difficulties as a result of wartime dislocation of normal life; funded by government. Since then, it has become THE point of reference for people needing advice on a huge range of personal issues; but dependent on donations. The CA office in BW was established 1983, and can now be found in Brook Street.

BW Rotary and CA have a long and enduring relationship, and are currently exploring opportunities for further collaboration. Sarah Berry, an ex-trustee and current member of CA, gave a presentation to BW Rotary in September, providing an update on activities. For more information: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/winchester-district/

Christmas Carols. Last year we had some feedback that locals were not aware of when we were coming around with ‘Roger’, the carol broadcasting engine accompanied by Father Christmas. So, this is advance notice that we will be starting our tour of BW and district on the 9th December through to the 20th December. Details of timings and streets by night will be included in next month’s report, and on social media. Put it in your diary now.

As you can see above, your local Rotary Club engages in a wide range of support of local and international causes as well as fellowship.

For more information email Mike Berry at [email protected]