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:

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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Tour de Trigs
On the Weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of December sees the famous Banbury organised 49th Tour de Trigs take
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Crocus Planting 2018
The Rotary Club of Banbury planting Crocus Corms around Banbury to bloom next spring as part of the End Polio
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Young Chef Winner
High standards were set at the Rotary Clubs of Banbury Young Chef competition on the evening of Tuesday 20th January,
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2014
A huge thank-you to everyone who helped us during 2014 to donated to deserving causes a magnificent total of £43,027 and organised the
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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.