Cheque to Children Heard and Seen
Today a cheque of almost £2600 was presented to Rod Diaz of charity Children Heard and Seen.
The cheques was part of proceeds from the 2019 Children Singing for Children Concerts which went towards supporting four different charities.
Children Heard and Seen is a charity which provides support and interventions for children with a parent in prison. The charity was set up in 2014, with a focus on reducing intergenerational offending, and mitigating the impacts of parental imprisonment for children and young people. This support is primarily across Oxfordshire, but also Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
In 2019 we won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise the exceptional service within their communities.
What we Do – The Bulletin
If you want to get a flavour of what it’s like to be a member of the Banbury Rotary Club you could try browsing through some of the recent local monthly bulletins.
You’ll find we combine action within the community with fun and camaraderie.
Why not take a look?
Banbury Young Musician – Sat 1st Feb 2020
A chance to see local musical talent compete in the Young Musician of the Year Competition.
- Juniors start at 4:00pm.
- Intermediate and Seniors at 6:45
Finalists for the Competition
Order of the Programme
Juniors Competitors 4.00pm Start
Beginners Piano – for the Budd Trophy
- Levi Varghese -Filr Elise by Beethoven
- Sophie bennett – Les Elephants qui dansent by Janet Vogt
Junior Brass – for the Brooks Trophy
- Robin Ashe – Lucky to be me from ‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein Junior Singing – for the Fred Timms Trophy Eva Davies -1 Dreamed a Dream by Claude-Michel Schonberg Noel Liju – Kinderwacht by Robert Schumann
- Ava Lea-James – When I am Older by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Junior Piano – for the Tony Rye Memorial Trophy
- Megan Carey – The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss
- Romilly Mason – Arabesque Op 4 No 6 by Genary Karganov
- Freddie Charles – Arabesque by Burgmiiller
Junior Duets – for the Inner Wheel Trophy
- Rose and Owen Anderson – Somewhere Only We Know by Oxley, Chaplin and Hughes
Junior Woodwind – for the Pearson-Smith Trophy
- Evie Brunham – When Paddy Met Bella by Sarah Watts
Junior Strings – for the Cherwell Trophy
- Laura Scott-Brown – Intro and Polonaise from Arabesken by Carl Bohm Ava Lea-James – Chanson Triste by Peter Tchaikovsky
Intermediate/Seniors/Ensemble Competitors 6.45pm Start
Intermediate Woodwind – for the Worrall Trophy
- Samuel Ellis – Allegro from Sonata in C major by Francesco Barsanti
- Jessica Foxwell – Mazurka Op 16 by Franz Doppler
Intermediate Percussion – for the Laport Trophy
- Poppy Guy – Jump by Van Halen, Anthony and Roth
Intermediate Duets – for the Rotary Trophy
- Christina Wang and Suzanne Wu – March Militaire by Franz Schubert
- Emily Russell and Chloe Hurworth – Andante from Concerto for Two Mandolins by
- Antonio Vivaldi
- Jessica and Sebastian Foxwell – Inspector Gadget Theme by Saban and Levy
Intermediate Singing – for the Banbury House Hotel Trophy
- Hana Benlalam – Bring Him Home by Claude-Michel Schonberg
- Izzy Kenny -1 Feel Pretty from ‘West Side Story’ by Leonard Bernstein
- Lily Butler – Don’t Rain On My Parade from ‘Funny Girl’ by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne
Intermediate Strings – for the Anthistle Trophy
- Jasmine Skowronski – Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms
- Lillianna Webb – Allegro from Concerto in A minor by Antonio Vivaldi
- Samya Salha – Salut d’ Amour by Edward Elgar
Intermediate Brass – for the Featherstone House Trophy
- Hana Benlaham – Rondo from Horn Concerto by Mozart
- Sebastian Foxwell – Fantaisie Caprice by Gabriel Pares
Intermediate Guitar – for the Chitzy Trophy
- Samuel Cavanagh – Promise by Yvonne Bloor
Intermediate Piano – for the Ena Grubb Trophy
- Jessica Foxwell – Deux Arabesques by Claude Debussy
- Diego Sunga – Elegie by Rachmaninoff
- Sebastian Foxwell – The Man I Love by George Gershwin
Ensembles – for the Hoods Trophy
- Village Violin School – Lord of the Rings Medley by Howard Shaw Kayt Griffin Recorder Ensemble – Little Brown Jug American trad. Arr Mike Prescott Tudor Hall School String Quartet – Kanon und Gigue by Johann Pachelbel Stowe School Woodwind Ensemble – Trio in F major by Georg Telemann Tudor Hall School Trio – Flying Free by Don Besig
Senior Brass – for the Jeremy Trophy
- Jack Phillips – Trumpet Concerto Movement 1 by Haydn
Senior Duets – for the Herrington Salver
- Shona Wilby and Iris Kirk – Found Tonight by Hamilton and Hansen
Senior Strings – for the Randolph Webb Trophy
- Grace Sale – Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saens
Senior Piano – for the Banbury Charities Trophy
- Fedora Li – Allemande from Suite No 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Venetia Moir – Poeme Erotique by Edvard Grieg
Senior Singing – for the Woodruff Trophy
- Alexa Thanni – Mama Who Bore Me by Duncan Sheik
- Jasmine Davis – Anywhere But Here by Jason Robert Brown
- Arthur Kemp – If I Loved You from ‘Carousel’ by Rogers and Hammerstein
Senior Percussion – for the Anker Trophy
- Fedora Li – Black and White Rag by George Botsford
- Teddy Sealey – War Pigs by Iommi, Osbourne, Butler and Ward
Organ donations of another kind!
Thanks to all the kind people who donated funds that will go towards Katharine House Hospice and other Rotary Charities at the annual organ fundraising at Banbury supermarkets.
Thanks also to the supermarkets themselves for agreeing to the collections and to Rotarians – maybe especially Andrew Fairbairn and John Webb for their parts in making it all happen. (John Webb also brings along his own street organ in December to complement the Club’s.)
Funds raised this year amounted to the following:
This money will be distributed 75% to Katharine House Hospice, 15% to Banbury Air Cadets and 10% to other charities.
Charities benefit from “Six of the Best” concert – Dec 2019
On Friday 22nd November cheques for the profits from the ‘Six of the Best’ choirs at St Mary’s Church, Banbury (28th Sept) have been presented to the benefitting charities:
- Helen and Douglas House Hospice who support children and their families who have cancer
- The Rotary Foundation (End polio now) that strives to and has almost succeeded in finally eradicating polio from the planet.
Many thanks to all those who organised, took part in or supported the concert.
Rotarians brighten up Banbury – Nov 2019
Part of awareness raising for Rotary’s efforts to rid the planet of polio is the “purple for polio” campaign.
Millions of crocus bulbs are planted by Rotarians across the UK.
As well as brightening up the days of late winter the carpets of purple also draw attention to the effort going into finally rid the planet of this dreadful disease.
Some of you may be old enough to remember the epidemics we used to have in the UK. Now it’s only Afghanistan and Pakistan where the virus still survives.
Banbury Rotarians take a break from planting duties!