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:

Global polio infrastructure & Covid-19
Story Written By:  Rotary International  Mar. 30, 2020 In every corner of the world, it seems that not a single
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First Crocus Concert coming up – 12th Mar 2020
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End Polio powers ahead – Feb 2020
The proceeds of many of Banbury Rotary fund-raising events includes a contribution towards the phenomenally successful End Polio Now campaign.
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Crocus Concerts 12th Mar & 11th Jun 2020
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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
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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
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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.