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Meet our members – Mike Dunn

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Welcome to our occasional blog series ‘meet our members’. This month we meet Mike Dunn currently Chair of Membership a member since 1994 I joined the Rotary Club of Swindon Old Town in 1994, sponsored by Rtn Martin Vandervelde. My career then was a senior logistics manager with BT, having moved to Swindon in 1976, […]

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Rotary togetherTalks

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With Captain Tom Moore and Hannah Ingram-Moore Captain Tom Moore inspired a nation in the darkest depths of COVID-19 by walking 100 laps of his garden and raising £32 million for NHS Charities Together. Here, Captain Tom and daughter Hannah, talk about his fund-raising efforts which earned the affection of a country and a knighthood. […]

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Farewell to our 19 – 20 President

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Rotarian Bob Barrett Outgoing Presidents are often solely remembered for their fundraising successes and judged on how much monies they can give to charity.  However for Bob that was not possible, thanks to Covid 19 and the subsequent lockdown.  We lost out on monies normally raised through Swindon’s Famous Duck Race and the quizzes and […]

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Ramadan under lockdown in Swindon

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24 April to 23 May Today is the first day of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims across the world will be fasting for the entire month – fasting begins just before sunrise and ends at sunset just before 8.30pm. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims make more […]