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The Wimborne 2015 Great Santa Fun Run

This fun event raised £650 for the club. Over 100 Santas entered the Santa Fun Run at Badbury Rings on 13th December organised by the Rotary Club of Wimborne and completed the Point to Point Course.  4 Wagtails joined the fun – Hayley and David walking once and Laura and Sharon running twice.  All their sponsorship will go directly to our Club so all our thanks for their efforts.  Many thanks also to Sally and Sandi who ran for the Club.  

Christmas lunch

Our annual Christmas lunch at Bentley’s was a great success – many thanks to Keith and Beryl for organising this.  The food was excellent as usual and the raffle prizes impressive with Joan and Ros winning the top prizes of a meal out at Bentleys and The Cross Keys.  David’s speech went down well after the Christmas pudding and he even managed a “minute” joke.

New Gala Polo Shirts and Sweatshirts

At last the Gala team have a new club uniform- these were kindly sponsored by the Wimborne Rotary Club and used for the first time at the Keynsham Gala. Thanks to Liz for choosing such an amazing colour and working so hard to get the shirts looking so good.

The Club’s 2016 AGM was held at Hamworthy Club and was very well attended – with 46 members and friends. David started by welcoming Annette and Mike Brooke to the meeting.  He then announced that he was standing down with immediate effect and the Chairman’s role was to be taken over by Steve Evans.  There were farewell presentations to 4 Trustees, who had recently resigned – Liz, Keith, Rhiannon and Rhymer and the remaining Trustees were voted in by the members.  He discussed the Club’s achievements in the year and how the Club is moving forward.  (There are more details on this meeting in committee meeting summaries in Club Documents in About Us).  It was announced that the free swims would continue, with light users getting free swims and swimmers on the 6 month anytime pass being asked to contribute £15 a year to subsidise this cost.  The Cups were presented to Don (Male Endeavour), Pat (Female Endeavour) and Sharon (Olive Cup).

The meeting was followed by a tasty supper and a bountiful raffle (with the bonus of a free light up Wagtails pen to anyone spending £3) and £95 was raised from this!  The busy evening continued with skittles for those wanting to play and ended around 10.00.   

The Club’s 2016 AGM

Polo Shirt

Sweat Shirt

Logo On Shirt

Back Of Sweat Shirt

Visit to Katie, Alvin and William's home

Visit to Katie, Alvin and William's home

The sun shone as we made the journey to Marnhull.The Guys made us so welcome with lovely hot drinks, we sat in the sun shaded from the wind, it was so warm.

Lots of chat whiles eating sandwiches, Rob had made yummy egg sandwiches with eggs from his hens.

Lucas was happy bouncing on the trampoline, William and Lucas interacted and smiled at each other.

Then wonderful delicious cakes arrive all baked by Katie, The group tucked in, Rob was so tempted and like Oliver Twist wanted more.

Katie fetched the lambs which were now large and almost ready for mint sauce. The springer spaniels were let out and gave much pleasure, the chicks now have their feathers.Katie's husband Alvin fetched Katie's horse from the field  and Helen enjoyed petting him.  

We all thanked the Guys and returned home happy.


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Our Latest Gala With No Less Than 22 Medals

Our Best In Competition  

Our trip to Sherborne for the Apollo Gala on Sunday Oct 11th resulted in Wagtails winning the most medals in their competition history. In total we won 22 medals and came 2nd in the club championship only 11 points behind Apollo.

Special mention should go to Sam who won 2 Golds and a Silver plus Gold in the men’s relay, Jack won a Gold and 2 Silvers, and another Gold in the relay and Rhiannon who won 2 Golds and a Silver in the Ladies Relay. Don won a Gold, a Silver and the men’s Endeavour Award.

Congratulations to the whole team. Everyone came home with a medal. Liz

Wagtails – A Charity at Last!

After two years of hard work The Wimborne Wagtails Swimming Club for the Disabled is now a registered charity in its own right – charity number 1162701.

MP visit

Our newly elected MP Michael Tomlinson paid a visit to the club in August, where he discussed disability issues with some of the trustees and members.

Cream Tea

Some of the Wagtails gang enjoying a cream tea at The Priest House Museum in Wimborne in September.

To Find Out More Click on the Links Below

Volunteers Needed for the Wimborne History Festival For the weekend of

 16th - 17th July

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 An inspiring talk

This is an amazing lecture from a deaf woman.  An inspiring talk from someone who deals with her disability in a truly positive and extraordinary manner.

We Support and are a partner of the Wimborne History Festival........ Click on the links below to find  out  more.

Wagtails will subsidise your Wimborne History Festival ticket!!!

This looks like a very interesting and fun event (see their website). As Wimborne Wagtails are a partner we are happy to subsidise any members who would like to attend. We will subsidise (reduce the cost by) £2.50 on any tickets ordered in advance. Please email with your full details, including how many tickets you need. You must be Wagtails member to receive the subsidy. Children under 17 are free. Registered disabled will be £7.50 and adults £10 – after the Wagtails subsidy has been deducted. Also your career is free, but must bring proof of such

Why not volunteer?


Summer Boat trips coming up

The dates for this year are Friday 10th June, and Thursday 11th August.  Please let  Rosie or email know which one you would like to go on.  Spaces are limited on these popular trips so first come first served.

Cream Tea at Rosie’s

Rosie is hosting a “royal” tea party on Saturday 25th June after swimming so put the date in your diary.

Summer BBQ at Cross Keys Mannington

We are planning a BBQ at the Cross Keys Mannington again for this summer.  Last year it was a hit and proved very popular, so we are asking members if they would like to attend the event again this year. We are looking at Friday 1st or Friday 8th July.

Please can you email me if you are interested, also which date you would prefer and how many people would like to come.

Swimming Club for the Disabled

Wimborne Wagtails

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