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Devizes Rotary celebrates 60 years

Many happy returns to Devizes Rotary who celebrated it’s 60th birthday last month. It was granted it’s charter on August 29, 1959 as stated in the following in a Gazette and Herald article – https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/17877280.diamond-chance-devizes-rotary-show-informal-side/

To mark this special occasion, a number of ex presidents joined current members in a lovely celebratory meal last week.

For more pictures go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/devizes-rotary-celebrates-60-years/

 

Fund Raising for the Imagine Rotary Holiday

Continuing the success Devizes Rotary have had in providing the hot food for the Imagine Cruising team over the past 3 years, last Saturday we did the same again at a party hosted at Craig and Vicki Collingwood’s house. The theme of the meal this year was Tex Mex, and we were delighted that their two sons, George & particularly Edward, were there to lend a helping hand setting up the equipment and preparing the food. Thanks a lot fellas!

The money raised at the event will be put towards a week’s holiday next year for a deserving family at the Rotary bungalow in New Milton. In recognition of this, we’ll be naming it the Imagine Rotary Holiday. Thanks again to all the crew at Imagine Cruising for helping to make this happen.

For more ‘photos click HERE to take a look at the Devizes Rotary Blog site.

£3,000 raised for charity by Devizes Rotary at the 2019 Devizes Beer Festival

The 20th Devizes CAMRA Beer Festival took part on Saturday 6th July, and once again Devizes Rotary were invited to provide hot food for the hungry festival goers. Over 20 Rotarians and friends were joined by members of Devizes Lions to serve over 500 burgers, 800 sausages, and four huge pans of chilli. Veggie burgers and a vegan chilli were also on offer, and this year plastic cutlery and polystyrene containers were replaced by recyclable and sustainable alternatives.

A great day was had by all, and we are delighted to say that our efforts raised just under £3,000 local charities.

Devizes Community Area Health & Well Being Day hosted by Devizes Rotary

62 organisations, offering everything from fitness fun to advice on how to keep your home more secure, were out in force in Devizes on Saturday 14th June. The Devizes Community Area Health and Well Being Day, organised by Devizes Rotary with support from the Devizes Area Board, brought together a wide range of activities. Many of them were aimed at older people but there was also plenty on offer for younger people who were drawn to The Green despite severe showers throughout the morning.

Before the event opened refreshments were made available to the exhibitors and demonstrators by volunteers from WCIL and St James’ Church, then Devizes Rotary took over providing a great mixture of hot food and drinks. All the profits raised have been donated to 3 local charities, namely the Devizes Monday Club, Market Lavington Tuesday Club and Bromham & Rowde Tuesday Club.

For more information and pictures from the event go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/health-well-being-day/

 

Rotary Young Chef Devizes Area Final

 

Last week the Devizes Area Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2018-19 took part at the fabulous Farm Cookery Schoolnear Bromham.

For more information and some ‘photos from the event clich HERE

 

 

Devizes Community Area Wellbeing Day is a big hit!

L-R: Cllr Andy Geddes (Devizes Mayor) and Cliff Evans (Devizes Rotary)

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 Community Area Wellbeing Day 2018

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

Getting Ready to Roll at the Devizes Rotary SuperChoir 2017 Concert

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.

Southbroom St James Academy Choir next to their Devizes Rotary SuperChoir Banner
From L-R: Amy Whitlock (Music Teacher) members of the Southbroom School Choir, Cliff Evans (President of Devizes Rotary).

 

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.

Singing for Life Concert in aid of the GWH Radiotherapy Appeal

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/

To make a donation to the Appeal click on the following image and follow the instructions:

Best wishes,

Cliff

Rotary Club of Devizes

Radiotherapy Appeal on the day of the Singing for Life Concert

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.

Further details are given below in a copy of an article which appeared in the online version of the Gazette and Herald yesterday.

Best wishes

Cliff

 

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.”

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