ROTARAIL 2020 will be held on Saturday 25 April from 1030 to 1700. Organised by The Rotary Club of Fareham in conjunction with Fareham College.
Rotarail was started in 2013 by David Barclay and Chris Thomas, both members of Fareham Rotary Club and keen railway modellers. David sadly passed away in 2015 but Rotarail has continued and is still raising money for local charities. Rotarail 2018 raised £2,300 for "Flat Spaces" and for 2019, we raised nearly £2,500 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Overall Rotarail has contributed over £13,000 to our charities. For the 2020 show, the profits will go to Meningitis Now.
The aim of Rotarail is to display excellent layouts in a variety of gauges and sizes and hopefully to attract visitors to take up the hobby, as well as raising much needed funds for our chosen charity. For 2020 there will be some excellent smaller gauge layouts as well as a few of the larger gauges, some of them new to the exhibition circuit.
Fareham College has plenty of on-site parking, the College restaurant will be open for hot and cold food and drinks, and everywhere is disabled friendly.
The Principal and staff of the College have played a large part in providing the facilities, catering and programmes for the show for which we are more than grateful.
Make a date in your diary for Saturday 25 April for Rotarail 2020.
Meningitis Now is a dedicated charity providing support to all those affected by meningitis in the UK. Our vision is a future where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis, and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives. We fight back against the disease by funding life-saving medical research, that leads to ways of preventing this deadly disease. We raise awareness by educating and empowering people with the knowledge to act quickly if they suspect meningitis and we rebuild futures from bereavement visits, counselling and therapy services, support events to peer to peer support. Ensuring that no one faces meningitis alone.
For more information about the charity, please visit our website www.meningitisnow.org or contact our helpline on 0808 80 10 388.
Fareham Rotary is a member of Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs