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The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury welcomes you to our Website. We meet on Monday evenings at the Holiday Inn. We hold charitable events during the year & have many new projects starting soon.

Micro-Brewery Visit


Visit to Windsor & Eton Brewery plus meal

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Rotary Club Meeting at The Holiday Inn


'The Knight of your Life' - given by Speaker Stephen Aldridge

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Rotary Club Guest Meeting at The Holiday Inn


Halloween ... An Interesting Case of ... Speaker - Our Rotary President - Richard Black

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Rotary Club Meeting at The Holiday Inn


SAFE – Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines - Horses Charity. Talk by Vicky Painter

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Rotary Christmas Dinner at Meson Toby


Christmas dinner

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Rotary Club Guest Meeting at The Holiday Inn


Halloween Meeting - An Interesting Case of….. as recounted by our President, Richard Black ... an exploration of the dark side of employment ...

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About us

In memory of Ian Squire

Ian Squire worked in Shepperton since 2000.   An independent business service is his top priority and all of his professional staff have been with him since he started. This continuity has helped to build up trust in his business which operates effectively within the local community.

In addition to running this very busy business, Ian also founded Mission for Vision in 2003 to improve the lives of people living in many of the poorest regions in the developing world. To date, Mission for Vision has worked in Uganda, Ghana, Guatemala, Burundi, Mozambique, the Congo and Nigeria. Every year, Ian assembles teams to travel to these remote areas to carry out clinics and to provide glasses, medication and cataract operations. Ian has also developed a portable frame and lens system which enables the correction of vision in areas where there are no optical facilities.  You can read about his work with Mission for Vision on his website:             www.missionforvision.co.uk

We at Rotary are devastated by Ian’s death. He was a Christian and he used his skills to help other people by giving sight to those people too poor to be able to afford glasses – by helping them they were then able to work. He also offered cataract operations so people could see again. He has trained people in Africa to continue with his work.

 Ian was taken hostage in Nigeria on October 13 and died after being kidnapped. The other three hostages were released.

Ian received the Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary Vocational Services Business Award in 2016. 

Rotary Action - Purple4Polio - Planting Crocuses to eradicate Polio

The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury were present at the Sunbury Regatta selling “Purple4Polio” crocus corms. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord causing paralysis.

 

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury, along with help from the Shepperton & Sunbury Natural History Society, are planting 10,000 purple crocus corms around Shepperton and Sunbury to highlight the Rotary “Purple for Polio” eradication programme. 

Rotary Vocational Awards

Each year, the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury Vocational Services Committee presents their Rotary Vocational Services Community Award and The Vocational Services Business Award. 

For 2016-2017, Catherine Black, Chair of the Vocational Services Committee, presented the Vocational Services Community Award to Eric Champion, for all his amazing work at the Riverside Arts Centre.

This year, the Vocational Services Business Award was awarded to two businesses. Laura Bale received the award for Laura’s Hair & Beauty in Sunbury. 

Steve Aldridge received the award for Daines & Gray in Shepperton, presented by Eric Painter. Both received Rotary Business Certificates but the Shield will be shared between them, with each having it for six months!

Rotary 10km Sponsored Walk around The Waterways of Shepperton

Walkers enjoying the Shepperton footpaths on their 10km sponsored walk. Charities aim to raise at least £8000 from their sponsors.

The Mayor and Mayoress Opens the Sunbury Manor School Garden. April 2017.

The Mayor of Spelthorne Alfred Friday and his Mayoress Kay Friday opened the Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor School.

This garden has been created by the joint Rotary Clubs of Shepperton and Sunbury.  Shepperton and Sunbury meet in the evening at the Holiday Inn, Felix lane whilst  Aurora, meet as a breakfast Club at the Boathouse, Chertsey Bridge. This was a joint venture by both Clubs to create a wheel chair access garden for the pupils - transforming a patch of waste patch ground into a quiet space for children to enjoy.

There were many hours of hard work and friendly banter between the two Clubs.  I am told that there are frogs habitating the refurbished pond and I am sure that the gazebo and benches will get a proper amount of use.

The Head Teacher gave a short speech, followed by the presidents of both Clubs.  The Mayor, Cllr Alfred Friday added a few words which emphasised his personal connections with the school.

Pat Hodgson receives his Sapphire Paul Harris Award (Pat - 2nd from right)

Pat Hodgson received his Paul Harris Sapphire Award for excellent service to the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury. He received the presentation on 8th March 2017 with many members attending to congratulate him. He received his initial Paul Harris Award in 2009. 

Andrew's sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Kids For Kids

On Sunday 4 December 2016 Andrew Welch, having been so inspired by the talk at the Rotary District Conference, decided to cycle for the charity Kids For Kids. He raised £1000 from his sponsors which was donated to Kids for Kids.

Quoting from the Kids For Kids homepage:

'KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship.  Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village.   Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreperably.  Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health. 

Goat loans are just one way we help.  By providing an integrated package of sustainable  projects which parents tell us will help them the most –  projects suitable to the region which have both an immediate, and a long term impact – we are lifting families out of abject poverty and transforming whole villages.  To date we have adopted 82 villages across North Darfur, with five more this year. Over 364,000 people whose lives have been improved long term in one of the most remote and inaccessible regions of the world ...'

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 27th November 19.00

Rotary Club Guest Meeting at The Holiday Inn


Under Investigation - Even at Christmas!
Talk by Steve Verrell and Nigel Parson
They are private investigators at Answers Investigation, a Surrey-based firm that has been solving people's problems for more than 20 years.

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Monday 4th December 19.00

Rotary Club Business Meeting at The Holiday Inn


Business Meeting for Rotarians

Rotary Christmas Collection with The Guides

Tuesday 5th December 17.30

Rotary Christmas Collection with The Guides


Shepperton run from School Lane, Manor Park Avenue and onwards around to Church Square

Rotary Tesco Collection

Sunday 10th December 10.00

Rotary Tesco Collection


Christmas Collections at Tesco in Sunbury-on-Thames

Monday 11th December 19.00

Rotary Club Meeting at The Holiday Inn


SAFE – Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing
Equines - Horses Charity. Talk by Vicky Painter

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Tuesday 12th December 17.30

Rotary Christmas Collection with Homestart


Collection from Old Charlton Road & roads off, Govett Avenue, Green Lane & surrounding roads and on to Dupas Close

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Wednesday 13th December 19.30

Rotary Restaurant & Pub collections in Sunbury


Rotarians have been given permission by pub & restaurant owners to visit their premises

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Monday 18th December 19.00

Rotary Christmas Dinner at Meson Toby


Christmas dinner

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards


Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.


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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


Find out more about Rotary fighting disease


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 7.00 pm
(except bank holidays)
Holiday Inn
Felix Lane
Shepperton
TW17 8NP  01932 899933

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