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Gordano Rotary Christmas Campaign

Most people can't have the usual Christmas "Do" this year but we are inviting you to put some of the money you might have spent on a celebration to Do some good by supporting our charities! Click to visit our Virgin Money Giving Campaign page to donate and for more details (Opens in a new […]

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Rotary Supports Food Banks

The demand for help from food banks has increased dramatically since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Some Rotary Clubs have taken a very active role in supporting this service (as in the video below). Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club has made a financial contribution to our local food bank.

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Purple4Polio: Lighting Up St. Peter's Church, Portishead

Members of Gordano Breakfast Rotary and Portishead Rotary Clubs have arranged for the tower of St. Peter's Church to be lit in a purple light to mark World Polio Day (24th October). The colour is not so obvious to the naked eye but if you take a photograph on your phone... the colour miraculously appears! […]

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End Polio Now! Crocus Bulb Planting

To mark World Polio Day: Using crocus bulbs, the slogan "End Polio Now!" has been planted into the bank at The Lake Grounds in Portishead. This was a joint operation with Portishead in Bloom, Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club and Portishead Rotary Club. Internationally, Rotary has worked tirelessly to eradicate wild Polio from the world. We […]

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Virgin Money Giving

We are now registered with Virgin Money Giving. The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically hit our ability to fundraise for the charities and good causes that we normally support. Please help us maintain that support us by donating via Virgin Money Giving to ensure that these organisations can continue their essential work. We are currently supporting: […]

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Art Competition open to all

Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club is currently running an art project in which is open to everyone. There are three age group categories: Children up to 10 years of age Youth - aged 11 to 18 Adults Two entry classes in each age category, to be judged separately, are: Pencil drawings Paintings both classes can be […]

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Purple 4 Polio

Adopt a purple crocus and help end polio now! Gordano Breakfast Rotary and Portishead Rotary are combining with a global initiative to help rid the world of Polio... a terrible disease that can kill and severely disable children. Rotary is a founder member of the global polio eradication initiative where clubs throughout the world for […]

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Portishead Railway Group Talk via Zoom

Thanks to Peter Maliphant, from Portishead Railway Group, who gave us an interesting update on the progress towards bringing the railway back to Portishead. The Portishead Railway Group has long campaigned for the Portishead to Bristol railway line to be reopened. Peter explained the various challenges, risks and hurdles that have delayed this project over […]

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Presidential Handover

Each year Gordano Breakfast Rotary marks the changeover of annual presidents with a party, booking the Lido café or one of the town’s pub rooms. But what could be done this year with lockdown? Not to be deterred, a ‘Zoom’ event was put together that was to include a cabaret as well as the formal […]

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Shelterbox talk via Zoom: 22 June 2020

We were delighted to welcome back Liz Odell to give an inspirational update on the latest news from ShelterBox and the effect of Covid-19 on the charity. This included a dramatic fall in income following the start of the lockdown which could leave the charity with a significant deficit for the year. Some of this […]

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Children's Hospice SW talk via Zoom

Huge thanks to Frances Kenneally for an inspiring talk about the work of Children's Hospice South West and the current challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Speaker Meeting with Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Huge thanks to Chief Constable Andy Marsh for taking time from his busy schedule to speak to the club (via Zoom) about the police's response to the current Covid-19 crisis.

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Thanks from Ebenezer Clinic

The triage shelter paid for by a donation from Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club is now in operation. It allows the nurses to assess patients for Covid-19 before they are allowed into the main clinic. They are very grateful to the club for the ongoing support and enabling them to protect their patients!

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Our First Online Quiz Night

Huge thanks to our quizmaster Mike R for another excellent quiz. Our first one online!

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Speaker Zoom Meeting 27th April

A good turnout for our first speaker meeting via Zoom. Thanks to Barbara and Andy Thatcher for updating us on what is happening at the Lido. It was also good to welcome D.G. Judy Powell to share some of what is happening at District level.

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