International

The Club’s International Committee works to give help and assistance directly to those individuals and countries where major disasters have happened throughout the world such as earthquakes and floods etc. It also carries out work with other humanitarian and educational projects often in developing countries, which are working to improve food production and dietary intake and Educational programmes etc.

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Latest News from this committee:

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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BANBURY TOWN HALL GOES PURPLE FOR POLIO
On Wednesday 24th October a purple glow lit up Banbury Town Hall to mark World Polio Day. Rotary Clubs across
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The West End comes to Banbury
Last Saturday, to celebrate the start of a new Rotary year, 200 people packed the theatre at Tudor Hall School,
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A Night at the Musicals
“A Night at the Musicals” featuring West End performers Simon Adkins & Alison Dormer Saturday 8th July 7.30pm Tudor Hall
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SIR CHARLES POLLARD QPM – MY PART IN POLICING : 40 MOMENTOUS YEARS THAT CHANGED THE UK
Sir Charles Pollard QPM – 40 Momentous Years that Changed the UK 7.00 pm for 7.45 on Friday 2 June
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AlansAfrica 10
In 8 weeks from a piece of wasteland to this! Today it is the new 2 classroom block of the new
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Below are just a few of the many projects this committee may be involved with; many individuals are also supported, details of whom are kept confidential.

Sierra Leone Schools Project

In 2005 Rtn Alan Wolstencroft visited Sierra Leone as a volunteer for the Charity Mercy Ships and identified ways that he, with the support of the Club, could “make a real difference” working directly with communities.

Since 2007 Banbury Rotary Club has supported this project and it has become the Clubs preferred international project. During this period we have supported development at 4 schools which has included the building and equipping of 22 new classrooms and 3 toilet blocks and refurbishing 14 classrooms, a toilet block and a water well and the installation of a rainwater harvesting system at one of the schools.

Shelter Boxes

These boxes contain basic necessities for the victims of disasters, the contents are collected by the Shelter Box Trust charity and are kept in a central storage until required. Rtn. Andrew Fairbairn champions this cause by giving numerous demonstrations of and talks about Shelter Box throughout our District.

Aqua box

Provide in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters a rapid response provision of safe drinking water and welfare aid items. This comprises of a rigid re-enforced plastic container and a single Filter/Purification set with an 1100 litre capability.

The box comprises of 75 litre containers, 30 Filter/Purification sets with a 33,000 litre capability. Again Rtn. Andrew Fairbairn champions this cause by giving numerous demonstrations of and talks about Shelter Box throughout our District.