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END POLIO NOW

I hope that you have noticed the purple crocus that are blooming in the town. Some have been planted by Bishops Waltham in Bloom and a further display were planted in the autumn of 2018 in the Junior and Infant Schools and at the Hoe Road roundabout by the Rotary Club. (picture).

Why crocus and why purple? Crocus was chosen as it blooms in late February early March as Rotary International celebrates its anniversary each 23rd February. It was started in 1905 = 115 years ago. Why purple? Rotary International launched a project in 1985 to protect the children of the world from poliomylitus (Polio for short) . A virus that affects the central nervous system causing limbs to become flaccid. It mainly affects children under five. Fortunately, there has not been an outbreak of polio in the UK for many years but it still affects children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Children can be immunised against polio by giving them just two drops of vaccine. In countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries that are vulnerable to polio outbreaks when children taking part in mass immunisations have a purple dye put onto the little finger of their left hand. This enables immunisation teams to check that all the children have received the drops. Hence the colour associated with the project to rid the whole world of polio.


See the crocus after the next bit of editorial





I hope that you have noticed that purple crocus that are blooming in the town. Some have been planted by Bishops Waltham in Bloom and a further display were planted in the autumn of 2018 in the Junior and Infant Schools and at the Hoe Road roundabout by the Rotary Club. (see picture).


Crocus 2020

Why crocus and why purple? Crocus was chosen as it blooms in late February early March as Rotary International celebrates its anniversary each 23rd February. It was started in 1905 = 115 years ago. Why purple? Rotary International launched a project in 1985 to protect the children of the world from poliomylitus (Polio for short) . A virus that affects the central nervous system causing limbs to become flaccid. It mainly affects children under five. Fortunately there has not been an outbreak of polio in the UK for many years but it still affects children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Children can be immunised against polio by giving them just two drops of vaccine. In countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries that are vulnerable to polio outbreaks when children taking part in mass immunisations have a purple dye put onto the little finger of their left hand. This enables immunisation teams to check that all the children have received the drops. Hence the colour associated with the project to rid the whole world of polio.

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Christmas Collections Amount collected was £4600, Thank you!

                                                                                         100% to Rotary Charities! 



Christmas Collections 2019 were in Horton Heath, Fair Oak, Bishops Waltham,Waltham Chase will be back with us in December.2020,  

Basic  LIST  of areas

Christmas  Collection

December 2019

DATE AREA STARTING LOCATION TIME from  AREA COVERED
       
Monday 9/12 Horton Heath Community Centre 6.00PM Meadowsweet Way, Ascot Road
Tuesday 10/12 Fair Oak South Summerlands Road, Botley Road end 6.00PM Orchard Road, Dean Road
Wednesday11/12 Fair Oak North Stubbington Way, Botley Road End 6.00PM Noyce Drive, Michael Way
Thursday 12/12 BW Newtown Patel Store 6.00PM The Avenue, Albany, Churchill, Battery
Friday 13/12 Waltham Chase West Village Hall 6.00PM Bull Lane Curdridge Lane
Monday 16/12 Waltham Chase East Village Hall 6.00PM The Ridings, Forest Road
Tuesday 17/12 BW Rareridge Lane Hoe Road End 6.00PM Oak Road, Cricklemede
Wednesday 18/12 BW Pondside Lower Lane Car Park 6.00PM Garfield Road, Langton Road
Friday 20/12 Wickham The Square Day  
Saturday 21/12 BW High Street & Budgens Day  









    





Shoeboxes in 2019 reached  the largest number for some years, over 600!  Follow the trail by scrolling down


Swanmore College 19  Swanmore College collected over 500!


Part of the stack of Shoeboxes for packing 19  Part of the collection waiting to be Boxed


IMG 20191115_181735  55 boxes packed


at the collection depot 19 At the warehouse in Dorset where the many
 thousands are collated before being packed into containers.
This is carried out by Rotarians from Blandford Forum. If you look carefully in the right of the picture you can seem them in the back of the building as far as the eye can see.
Thank you everyone that joined in and either created a box or helped with the packing.

Christmas Collections 2019

Christmas Collections in Horton Heath, Fair Oak, Bishops Waltham,Waltham Chase will be back with us in December.2019, 

Basic  LIST  of areas

Christmas  Collection

December 2019

Monday 16/12 Waltham Chase East Village Hall 6.00PM The Ridings, Forest Road
Tuesday 17/12 BW Rareridge Lane Hoe Road End 6.00PM Oak Road, Cricklemede
Wednesday 18/12 BW Pondside Lower Lane Car Park 6.00PM Garfield Road, Langton Road
Friday 20/12 Wickham The Square Day  
Saturday 21/12 BW High Street & Budgens Day  


Handover of President

pres John and Linda 


Rotary Kids Out registration desk 2019KIDS OUT DAY AT MARWELL: REGISTRATION DESK


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ocus planting at Bishops Waltham infants school. The Crocus represents the dyed tip of a childs finger that has had the Polio innoculation in those countries of the world where Polio still exists.

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Maurice and Nigel getting covered in rust and dust 



Maurice,Nigel and Pete getting dirty underneath Roger the Engine, Roger is slightly poorly and has a rusty'bottom' and needs some TLC to prevent corrosion from spreading.



Maurice and Nigel getting covered in rust and dust




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Pictures from the French Exchange weekend

Skittles at the Kings Head

John Natt

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Hello, this is a belated report on our participation in this popular local event.

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8th March 2018 at East Horton





Jason and Debbie

Jason and Debbie,  Our newest memb Jason Rule, welcomed by our President Debbie 8th February 2018


 Di Hemingway-Rice is welcomed by Debbie Walker our President


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New Forest Walk, followed by warming pub meal Sunday 1st october


New Forest wet walk, followed by warming pub lunch 20th September 2017.

Bishops Waltham Rotary have committed funds for 2 shelter boxes ( £1000) to help the disaster relief in the Caribbean and Rotary Great Britain & Ireland and Rotary International have also supported this charity for many years, as reported on Breakfast TV this morning and The One Show last evening, if you want to help please view their site to donate. 


www.shelterbox.org or Facebook.

Facebook, please see our Facebook link at the top of this page


shelterbox The sturdy green ShelterBoxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

Each contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma.

The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils help start the process of creating a home.







Caribbean Collection Team Bishop's Waltham 16/9/17

Caribbean Collection Team Bishop's Waltham 16/9/17

Caribbean Collection Bishop's Waltham Saturday 16/9/17

Caribbean Collection Team Bishop's Waltham 16/9/17


BWRC Cycling sub section sheltering from the rain Thursday 14th September

BWRC cxycling sub section sheltering from the rain 14/9

                                               BWRC cycling sub-section sheltering from rain 14/9/17


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BWR Cycling subsection Thursday 7/9 before gruelling cycle ride; followed by fabulous BBQ at Bob and Lesley's

Bishop’s Waltham Infant School and Rotary

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Playground equipment offers exercise that challenges growing children’s muscles - pushing on swings and seesaws, climbing steps before swooping down the slide. Outdoors, youngsters learn to trust their bodies as they attempt more and more kinds of movement. A well-equipped playground not only enhances this physical well-being but also gives children new found appreciation of how their bodies move in space. Outdoor play helps children gain confidence as their competence and agility grow.

 Bishops Waltham Infant School (BWIS), an OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ school, recognised this some years ago and installed outdoor facilities for their pupils. Sadly, the ravages of time and weather have finally caught up with, and the wood has deteriorated to a dangerous level; as you can see in the before and after photos below.

castle projectbefore photo

Headteacher, Mrs Ginene Riches, decided that it was time to replace these valuable facilities to avoid any injuries to children playing on them. Unfortunately, government cuts to school budgets have made this a challenging task. The school explored all sorts of ways of raising the money for the facilities, but the problem needed immediate attention. Here is where BW Rotary was able to come to the rescue, for one of the outdoor classrooms.

It was brought to the attention of Rotary, by Malcolm Wearn, the Community Chairman who was very quick to bridge the gap between the school and the Rotary club. He very quickly gathered together all the relevant information, costings, drawings and put the case before the club; and there was unanimous support for the club providing the funds to enable this new facility to be funded. Here is a picture of Head teacher Ginene Riches, Rotary President Debbie Walker and Community Chairman Malcolm Wearn, with Debbie handing over the cheque for the new outdoor facilty.

The other outdoor facility was funded from a combination of school funds and a grant from the Bishop’s Waltham Educational Institute. This local charity was founded in 1898 to serve the parishioners of Bishop's Waltham and surrounding villages. Today, the trustees issue grants twice each year to local good causes in the interests of social, welfare and education.

Head teacher Mrs Ginene Riches said: ‘Bishop’s Waltham Infant School is very grateful to BW Rotary for funding the Outdoor Classroom and for the donation from the Educational Institute towards the supply of the ‘castle’ element of the second new Outdoor Classroom’. Rotary President Debbie Walker described this project as a major example of Rotary working in the Community.


rotary cheque   rotary cheque and children     


children on hanging frame children on stepping frame

              BWRC logo


International Rotary Student Programme

International Student Megan sponsored by Georgia, Winchester and BW Rotary

Boat Photo July 2017



BBQ 31st Aug 17  BBQ 31st Aug 17    BBQ 31st August 17



Youth Club 17 debbie  Youth Club 17   Rotary giving assistance to the Youth Club at Bishops Waltham




Paul Chesterman

Paul Chesterman, 
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