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:

Welcome to Banbury Rotary’s new President – July 2019
The Rotary New Year begins on 1st July! We’ll spare you the explanation of why – but this is the
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Rock-Face Challenge for Charity – July 2019
Charity Challenge Banbury Rotarian. Andrew Fairbairn is planning a challenge to ascend the 1,000 metre sheer rock face of the
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Thanks from APS Support UK – June 2019
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a disorder of the immune system that  increases the risk of blood clots and therefore of
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Rotary help at Banbury Show – June 2019
The Banbury Show was held on the second Sunday in June and Rotary had a stall and also a Shelterbox
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Final Crocus Concert – June 2019
On June 11th we had our last Crocus Concert of the Rotary Year at St. Mary’s. The singing was provided
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Rotary Help with Katharine House Walk – June 2019
Various Club members were involved helping with the Katharine House Hospice Midnight Walk on 22nd June. The start changed to
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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.