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Raising Disability Awareness

For our first speaker meeting in May we were delighted to welcome Hannah Fielding, who is a volunteer with Diverse Abilities. The charity was founded in 1955. It started operating in the local area when a volunteer from Brighton came

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First Impressions Matter!

Swanage Rotary has been able to attract a significant number of new members to the club in the current Rotary year, so we thought we’d ask one of them, Chris LeFevre, what attracted him to the club. “I joined Rotary

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Understanding Dementia

We were delighted to welcome Rachel Murray to our meeting on 28th March, who is the Purbeck Admiral Nurse dedicated to our area of the country. Rachel works specifically in Dorset and explained where the understanding of dementia is today.

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Swanage Rotarians Carry On Regardless!

The weather may have taken a nasty turn for the worse, but nothing stops Swanage Rotarians from carrying on with their planned activities and there’s been quite a lot going on over the past week or so. At our meeting

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Still Branching Out!

Back in December we told you about the initiative from the Woodland Trust to plant more trees around the country, and in our area four of our membership braved the cold conditions to start that process locally. Not satisfied with

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Living Well?

The speaker at our most recent club meeting was Tracey Hudson from LiveWell Dorset. Tracey explained the background to the setting up of the organisation, being to help people in Dorset live healthier lives. It was established by Public Health

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A Hadrian’s Wall Holiday

Our speaker this week was John Patrick, who works at the Swanage Museum, and who came to talk to us about Hadrian’s Wall. John’s trip to Hadrian’s Wall took place in the Summer of 2017, with a group of 23 people

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Back to School!

For our first meeting of 2018, we were delighted to welcome Head Teacher Tristram Hobson, Chair of Governors Amanda Rowley, the Head Boy, Head Girl and one of the Senior Prefects of The Swanage School who came to talk to

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Merry Christmas!

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to thank everyone who has supported, attended, bought from or donated to Swanage & Purbeck Rotary’s activities over the course of the last year. We have been so delighted with the

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Christmas Market Brings Out the Crowds

Last Saturday (9th December) saw the annual Christmas Market take over Station Road in Swanage. Over 50 stalls selling everything from festive clothing to mince pies set up early in the morning to entice members of the public to part

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