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Friday 2nd March 2018

2nd-4th: Thornbury Rotary Swimarathon 2018
Thornbury Leisure Centre

Following a hugely successful event in March 2017, Thornbury Rotary Club is now gearing up to hold the 2018 Swimarathon. This is a fun event which, each year, enables hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, to raise funds for charity.

We’re delighted to announce that, from the proceeds of Swimarathon 2018 we will be supporting two main charities: Cystic Fibrosis Trust (www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk) and Jigsaw Thornbury (www.jigsawthornbury.org.uk) as well as other good causes/charities and local initiatives.

Donations by business sponsors more than cover the cost of running the Swimarathon, ensuring that every penny raised by our swimmers,... Read more >>

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Thornbury Rotary

How to Contact Thornbury Rotary Club

Visit the website for more information: www.thornburyrotary.org

See the facebook page: www.facebook.com/ThornburyRotary

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Contact the secretary by email:

About Thornbury's Rotary Club

Thornbury's Rotary Club has served the community since 1971, and has sponsored many local projects.

We help and support our community by making use of members' personal skills and professional experience. We raise funds to donate to local, national and international projects and charities.

We meet Wednesdays (excluding Bank Holiday weeks) at Eastwood Park, Falfield. On the first and third Wednesdays a 45-minute business meeting starts at 6.30pm - on others there is a dinner meeting, usually with guest speaker, at 7.30pm.

Thornbury Rotary Swimarathon 2018, 2nd – 4th March

Following a hugely successful event in March 2017, Thornbury Rotary Club is now gearing up to hold the 2018 Swimarathon.

Thornbury Rotary

This is a fun event which, each year, enables hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, to raise funds for charity.

We’re delighted to announce that, from the proceeds of Swimarathon 2018 we will be supporting two main charities: Cystic Fibrosis Trust (www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk) and Jigsaw Thornbury (www.jigsawthornbury.org.uk) as well as other good causes/charities and local initiatives.

The 2017 main sponsor, Berkeley Vale Motors, together with many other local businesses generously supported this entertaining and exciting event. We are also very grateful to the individual swimmers and teams who enthusiastically support this event each year.

Donations by business sponsors more than cover the cost of running the Swimarathon, ensuring that every penny raised by our swimmers, plus the balance from these donations, is used for the benefit of "good causes". In 2017 our community raised over £21,000.

Thornbury Rotary

To create an even bigger event for 2018, we are looking for even more local groups and organisations to form sponsored teams of 6 people swimming lengths in relay.

Entering a team is free and we will be pleased to hear from anyone interested in forming a team.

Details for this year’s event, including information on how you can become involved is available at www.thornburyrotary.org/swimarathon.

To contact the organiser, Stuart Hill, email:

Wanted! Young achievers for Rotary Leadership Course

Each year The Rotary Club of Thornbury sponsors a young achiever to join other 16 to 18 year olds on an all expenses paid six day long Leadership Course held in the Forest of Dean.

www.ryla1100.org

Whether you are a student or have started work the course offers a memorable, enjoyable and unique opportunity to learn and develop leadership and communication skills, as well as self confidence, through a series of outdoor practical exercises supported by theory and classroom discussion, with some forty like-minded young people.

Now over ten years old, the RYLA Course has proved to be a valuable and rewarding experience for all who have participated.

The RYLA Certificate awarded at the end of the course is a valuable addition to your CV.

Full details of this exciting opportunity and application forms are available on the RYLA website or by contacting Rotarian Guy Rawlinson Tel. 01454 885056 M. 07806 790795 or email - , to whom applications should be sent by end of March.

Hearing Loop Survey in Thornbury

Members of the Rotary Club of Thornbury carried out a survey in 2016 of hearing loops available in the town. The purpose of the survey was to identify and encourage installations that operate to the benefit of those with hearing aids.

People with hearing aids can have a problem hearing accurately or understanding speech, particularly in the presence of other noise. This is because the aids, while amplifying the sound, do not compensate for the reduction in discrimination that also occurs with deafness. A hearing loop provides an additional signal, detected by t-coils in hearing aids, which greatly assists the understanding of speech.

As well as encouraging managers of facilities and business premises to consider installing loops, a leaflet has been produced to make hearing aid users aware of where useful loops are. You can click here to download your copy of the leaflet, and it is now available generally in the town, at the town hall, library, hearing aid dispensers and other premises. Clear advertising of the availability of a hearing loop is a great benefit to otherwise reticent hearing aid users, of which there are many!

This survey has been carried out very much as a one time activity. Any information on new loops or other observations can be advised to the Rotary Club by email to: or text to 07902 291401.

Further information and a copy of the leaflet can be obtained on the Rotary Website.

Rotary Club of Thornbury supporting International Projects

Tools for Self Reliance

Thornbury Rotary Club continues to support "Tools for Self Reliance". This charity established in 1980 has a mandate to work with local organisations in developing countries to relieve poverty amongst local populations.

It helps in practical ways, giving Artisans and Craft Workers the necessary basic hand tools and providing vocational skills and business training in rural areas to allow them to earn a living and survive.

There are of course tools that cannot be used, things like imperial spanners, hydraulic jacks, typewriters, domestic power tools, most gardening tools except for heavy duty spades and shovels.

They require basic hand tools from the carpentry, plumbing, building, engineering and electrical repair industries.

If you can help please call Bob Rawlings tell 01454418673 or any Rotarian to arrange collection or delivery.

Wanted - Baby Clothes

Sandra’s Baby Clothes, a Rotary Charity, has been sending clothes and shoes for children to North East Romania for at least ten years.

To date clothes to the value of approx. £250,000 have been sent to Romania and Moldova.

Thornbury Rotary Club continue to support this simple but effective charity and once more are seeking good quality, clean clothes for infants age up to 2 years and bedding for cots and clothes for use for up to 11 years old. These could be knitted or crocheted.

If you are able to contribute to this very worthwhile project we can arrange collection. Please call David Thomas on 01454 613962.





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