Community

The Community and Vocational Committee is the well-known face of Rotary which involves giving help and assistance to the aged; the handicapped; the infirm; young people and those in need, either directly or through other local charitable organisations.

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Latest News from this committee:

Sunshine Centre receives cheque – March 2019
  At a lunchtime meeting on Friday 15th March 2019 Banbury Rotary Club handed over a cheque for £4,445.92 to
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Katharine House receive cheque – March 2019
  A St David’s Day treat for staff from Katharine House. Having talked to members about their goals – including
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Young Musician Finals – 2nd March 2019
We very much look forward to hearing the excellent performances of the finalists on Saturday 2nd March at Tudor Hall
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Banbury Young Musician of the Year Heats
The very best of luck to all those taking part this evening and tomorrow in the heats of the Banbury
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Children Singing for Children Concerts
At Banbury Rotary Club’s Children Singing for Children Concerts earlier this month 600 children from 25 local primary schools raised
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Young Chef of the Year Competition
Background In line with the last 10 years of the local competition, plans for this year’s competition were developed in
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 2014/2015 Proposed Activities

Our activities have two themes

Firstly it is our intention to continue with:

a. Raising funds at the Canal Day on 5 October to support Katharine House Hospice and other local charities.

b. The Xmas street organ charity collection at Sainsburys and Tesco and hopefully Aldi during December. Dates have yet to be agreed.

c. The provision of stewards at the Banbury Show.

d. Hosting a party for the blind and partially sighted including ‘chauffeuring’ our guests—probably in early May.

Secondly

e. To consider requests for financial help especially from those truly deserving causes , where a little help can make significant changes to local individuals/small charitable organisations.

f. To support requests, where possible, from locally centred charities and service organisations to provide help in running their events. Examples of this would be assisting as stewards/marshals/ manning checkpoints.

Sadly it is not always possible to support all the requests for help with the finite resources we have available to us.

To deliver on all these activities requires all Rotarians to continue to give up a little of their time and energy, the results of which can be truly satisfying and great fun achieving.

Other Projects/Organisations Helped from Previous Years

Purchase of specialised equipment for the disabled; Dogs for the Disabled; Banbury Show; Stroke Awareness Day; Beacon Centre; Age UK (Banbury); Samaritans; Paint for local school; Mess tent for Scouts.