Rotary Newsletter – Summer 2023

We had a fantastic Spring, and we are now looking forward to our summer events.

On the 1st of May our annual Fun Day was opened by the reverend Ben Sargent of St Marys Church and featured several Arena events, including The Dolphin Marching Band and the Ocean Blue Dog Agility Display. Gym Tin led the Fun and Fitness session involving local teams of children racing around an obstacle course. Medals were awarded to all participants with a trophy for the winning team. Local organisations and charities promoted their activities and raised funds. A variety of foods were on offer and refreshment was provided by a beer tent run by The Carpenter’s Arms. A big thank you to all those taking part.

In June, our Annual Fun Run took place with 5k and 10k events. Our top times
included the first place runner completing the 5km route in 18.37 minutes and
10km first place in 36.17 minutes.

Socially we have had a wine tasting, monthly rambles through different parts of
the Forest, and we have had a very enjoyable safari supper.

This summer we are again teaming up with Folksy Theatre and Harrow Wood
Farm Caravan Park to bring you The Merry Wives of Windsor by William
Shakespeare. The event will take place on Sunday 6th August. Bring a picnic.
Doors open at 6pm and tickets are available from the Carpenter’s Arms and
Harrow Wood Farm or you can email us at

We have also started getting ready for the famous Bransgore Beer Festival at
The Three Tuns from 29th September to 1st October. We will again have a large
selection of real ales and ciders (as well as wine and soft drinks) and music to
suit every taste. Tickets on sale soon.