As stated in this week’s Gazette and Herald – click HERE to see the article – the Devizes Community Area Wellbeing Day, which was held last Saturday (23rd June) and was organised by Devizes Rotary working in partnership with the Devizes Communty Area Wellbeing Group, was a big hit!
To see more ‘photos from the day click HERE
Devizes Rotary, working in partnership with the Devizes Community Area (DCA) Wellbeing Group, is hosting the inaugural DCA Wellbeing Day on Saturday 23 June 2018 from 10am to 3pm on the Small Green in Devizes.
The aim of the day is to provide free entertainment and information to the over 55s in the area. Around 30 exhibitors will be there to explain to visitors what services and activities are available to them, and there will be a demonstration area showing activities such as poppy making and walking sports. Vintage music will be played throughout the day, and there will be a dog show in the main arena run by Vets4Pets.
So, if you are over 55, or know or care for someone who is, why not come down to The Small Green from 10am to 3pm on 23rd June and find out what is happening locally? There are so many activities in the Devizes area that you may not realise are available, so it will definitely be worth a visit.
For further details of the day, including a list of the exhibitors that will be there, the venue layout and timetable and the entertainment that will be provided, go to www.dcawellbeingday.co.uk
The Devizes Rotary SuperChoir 2017 concert will take place on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at Dauntsey’s School. Pupils from Soutbroom St James Academy, St Nicholas VC Primary School, The Trinity CE Primary School, Wansdyke School and Woodborough CofE School will sing together on the main stage between 18:30 and 20:30, and once again all participating schools will receive a Devizes Rotary SuperChoir banner and plaque, plus each member of the choir will receive a special commemorative t-shirt to be worn during the performance.
Simon May, one of the foremost TV and entertainment composers in the UK and best known for his Eastenders theme tune, will once again be there helping out, as will Carole Berry our Artistic Director, who will conduct the choir as they sing over a dozen popular songs including Rolling in the Deep by Adele and Sing by Gary Barlow.
Cliff Evans, President of Devizes Rotary said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the 2017 Event, particularly the teachers at the schools who have been working hard with their choirs since January. SuperChoir is a fantastic opportunity for pupils from across the Devizes area to share in the excitement of singing in one large choir. It’s also a great treat for the audience, so please come and join us on 12th July at 18:30 at Dauntsey’s School.”
Tickets are £5.25 each and can be obtained from http://www.superchoir.com/2017-tickets or from Devizes Books.
The Singing for Life Concert which was held recently at the Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes was a great success. If you’d like to see a few photos and watch some videos of the event please go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/singing-for-life-concert/
Rotary Club of Devizes
The winning lottery tickets have been drawn, Gianni Campanello (owner of Dolcipani where the concert will take place) and Vincenzo Bua have been practising their routine, and the delicious home-cooked buffet food has been prepared, so all is now set for tonight’s very special Singing for Life Concert which Devizes Rotary Club helped to organise.
Singing baker raises £2,500 for radiotherapy unit before concert even begins
1 day ago / Joanne Moore
SINGING baker Giovanni Campanella, who was diagnosed with cancer nearly two years ago, has raised more than £2,500 for charity before a concert tomorrow evening (March 30) even begins.
Mr Campanella, who runs Dolcipani Italian bakery and coffee shop in Devizes and was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly two years ago, has joined forces with Devizes Rotary Club to collect money for the Brighter Futures Appeal at Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
Mr Campanella and Vincenzo Bua will perform from 7.30pm to 9pm at the coffee shop in Old Swan Yard in a concert called Singing For Life to raise money for a new radiotherapy centre in Swindon.
The tickets were sold through a draw with people pledging cash for the charity. Mr Campanella said: “We are delighted to have raised so much already but people can of course continue to donate via http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DevizesRotary1
“I was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in April 2015, and without the care and support of the Great Western Hospital I wouldn’t be here today.
“It’s my small way of thanking them for everything they’ve done for me and everyone like me. I’ve been playing guitar for fifty years, so I’m excited about the concert.”
Devizes Rotary Club President Cliff Evans said: “It’s a privilege for the Rotary Club of Devizes to have been invited by Giovanni to help organise the event, and thereby raise much needed money for the GWH Radiotherapy Appeal, which currently stands at £1.4m of a £2.9m target.”
Imagine being given news that will change not only your life but the lives of the people you love.
Imagine being given news which means you’ll need to spend countless hours travelling to and from hospital to receive treatment in the hope it will save your life.
Every month, almost 300 people are given a diagnosis of cancer at Great Western Hospital, and have to make the journey to Oxford, Bath or Cheltenham to receive their radiotherapy treatment.
The Rotary Club of Devizes are therefore partnering with Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes to help change that by raising cash to help buy equipment for the new Radiotherapy Unit in Swindon.
For details of how you can make a donation or buy raffle tickets for the Singing For Life fund-raising concert to be held on Thursday 30th March at Dolcipani in Devizes, go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/donat/. Please buy your tickets this week as we’ll be holding the draw this coming Saturday to see who will be the lucky ones attending the concert.
This is your chance to support the biggest improvement in cancer care in Swindon in a generation. Thank you for your support.
The following has been taken from a story today by Joanne Moore in the Gazette and Herald:
ORGANISERS of a charity music evening fear their fundraising efforts might be in vain after hackers ruined a website page set up by Devizes Rotary to sell tickets for the event.
Devizes Rotary president Cliff Evans was shocked when the page allowing people to make donations and win tickets for the evening at Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes to raise money for the Brighter Futures Appeal at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, on March 30 was defaced. He said: “Until yesterday all had been going well, but then disaster struck when the above website page was one of around 1.5m pages hacked.”
A new web page has been created by leaving the ‘e’ off the word donate. People should now go to www.rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/donat to make donations and buy tickets for the event.
The evening called ‘Singing For Life’ will feature cafe owner Giovanni Campanella who was diagnosed with cancer nearly two years ago and has been helped by specialists at Great Western Hospital. He said: “I was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in April 2015, and without the care and support of the Great Western Hospital I wouldn’t be here today. It’s my small way of thanking them for everything they’ve done for me and everyone like me. I’ve been playing guitar for fifty years, so I’m excited about the concert and want to offer our guests the chance to immerse themselves in an authentic Sicilian night in the warm atmosphere of our Mediterranean coffee shop.”
Below is a copy of the poster advertising the “Singing For Life” event on 30th March that the Rotary Club of Devizes is organising in partnership with Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop to raise cash for the GWH Radiotherapy Appeal. If you could help publicise this event by distributing posters to pubs, shops, schools, businesses etc in your village/town please let me know.
The provision of the new Radiotherapy Centre at GWH will impact a great many of us either directly or indirectly, so please also encourage your friends and family to go to the following page – https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/donate/ – so that they can can buy a lottery ticket for the event, and/or make a donation directly to the Appeal.
Thanks for your support
President, Rotary Club of Devizes
Below is an article which appeared in the Gazette and Herald this week outlining the Devizes Rotary Club plans for supporting the Great Western Hospital Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal.
For further details of that, and the Singing For Life fund-raising concert, click on the following image:
Singing baker organises fundraising concert for hospital
By Joanne Moore
30th January 2016
CAFE owner Giovanni Campanella, who was diagnosed with cancer nearly two years ago, is staging a music night to raise money for a cause close to his heart. Mr Campanella, who runs Dolcipani Italian bakery and coffee shop in Devizes, has joined forces with Devizes Rotary Club to collect money for the Brighter Futures Appeal at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, on March 30.
Mr Campanella and Vincenzo Bua will perform from 7.30pm to 9pm at the coffee shop in Old Swan Yard in a concert called Singing For Life to raise money for a new radiotherapy centre in Swindon. He said: “‘I was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in April 2015, and without the care and support of the Great Western Hospital I wouldn’t be here today. It’s my small way of thanking them for everything they’ve done for me and everyone like me. I’ve been playing guitar for fifty years, so I’m excited about the concert and want to offer our guests the chance to immerse themselves in an authentic Sicilian night in the warm atmosphere of our Mediterranean coffee shop.”
Devizes Rotary Club president Cliff Evans said: “It’s a privilege for the Rotary Club of Devizes to have been invited by Giovanni to help organise the event, and thereby raise much needed money for the GWH Radiotherapy Appeal, which currently stands at £1.3m of a £2.9m target. For every £14 donated, the donor’s name will be entered into a lottery to win one of just 30 exclusive places at the unique concert, and because Dolcipani is covering all costs, every penny of their donation will go to the appeal.” Those who donate but do not win a ticket will get a free cup of coffee on their next visit to the cafe.
Among the guests on the evening will be Mr Campanella’s consultant Dr. Omar Khan.
Mr Campanella is no stranger to performing as he was a regional finalist on Britain’s Best Bakery in 2014 and also appeared on screen with the late Terry Wogan when he visited Devizes for Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip. He will be preparing a finger food buffet for the evening which will feature Mr Campanella singing and on guitar and Mr Bua providing vocals and bass.
To find out more about how to be at the concert go to www.rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/donate