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On April 23rd we will be celebrating St George's Day with a black tie dinner at Stirrups Country House Hotel, at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Our guest speaker this year will be Phil Packer, MBE.

On 19th February 2008 when Phil was injured on operational duty he sustained injuries to his heart, his ribs and catastrophic damage to his spinal cord. Just over a year later he embarked on three physical challenges within a six month period that would inspire millions. He rowed the English Channel, completed the London Marathon on crutches over 14 days and hauled himself up the sheer rock face of El Capitan, completing over 4250 pull-ups in 4 days. His efforts raised over £1.3million for the wounded.

As well as giving a speech, at the dinner Phil will circulate among the guests during the evening to talk about the challenges he has faced and the work he does for charity.

To learn more about Phil's work, visit his website or the British Inspiration Trust's website.

If you're interested in attending the dinner, contact us by e-mail.

 
 
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A big thank you to everyone who attended our annual quiz night in aid of The Rotary Foundation!

12 teams joined us for a night full of interesting trivia and thanks to their generosity we raised funds to support a very worthy cause.

Congratulations to the winning team, "Old Dogs" and to those who went home with nice prizes from our special raffle.

We look forward to seeing you all next year for our quiz, but don't forget to check this website and our social media accounts for more fun events organised by the club.

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The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. > Read more about The Rotary Foundation

 
 
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On the cold Saturday evening of March 1st, 3 Rotarians from Windsor St George (Phil, Gaby and Chris) and one Rotarian from Maidenhead Bridge (Nina), were amongst the 70 odd volunteers to support Bucks Legacy during the lighting of the Paralympic Heritage Flame as part of the international leg of the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games torch relay.
 
We were invited to participate in the event after our fundraising efforts in aid of Wheelpower last summer, as were many Rotarians from District 1090 as well as other neighbouring districts.
   
It was a great honour for all of us to be involved in such a historical event, which had national and international press coverage.

To learn more about the event, visit the official site of the Paralympic Movement.

 
 
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Congratulations to Mary for her induction as the latest member of
the Rotary Club of Windsor St George.

Mary has her own company teaching drama and speech and is a proud resident of Datchet.

If you would like to be our next "new member", visit our "Are you?" page to find out more about how to join the club. 

 
 
What an amazing lift of Christmas spirit ! Our 25th Festival of Christmas Music and Readings last night has certainly got us in the festive mood. Wonderful performances by the Royal Free Singers set the joyful tone while the new local chamber voice choir Voci warmed our hearts further. The Windsor Boys School band arrangement was something special and clearly appreciated by the enthusiastic audience. Of course, what makes this really special to us is that we were raising funds in aid of Sebastian's Action Trust and other Rotary charities.
Earlier in the evening Voci delighted a crowd outside the Parish Church with a delightful 15 minute Christmas Carol performance. Even Santa made a special guest appearance which surprised and wowed the young children gathered. This was part of the Windsor & Eton Living Advent Calendar which has been bringing the community out since 1 December.
To reveal the venue of today's Windsor & Eton Living Advent Calendar visit www.windsorobserver.co.uk/livingadvent and click on today's date just like a true advent calendar. To see Youtube clips of previous performances visit: bit.ly/WindsorLAC2013
 
 
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Members, families and friends of Windsor St George were treated to a delightful concert of Christmas Carols at their Christmas dinner. A choir of almost 30 children of St Mary’s school, Datchet performed the songs and challenged us to a sing-along. 

Happy Christmas everyone!

 
 
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Our Christmas collection this year was in aid of Railway Children, a UK based international children's charity that fights for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. Railway Children race to reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can.

 Members of Windsor St George raised awareness of the charity as well
as over £ 400 through a bucket collection in Windsor’s King Edward’s Court and Windsor Royal Station shopping centres. 

Thank you to all who donated money, time and effort to make this event possible!