Rotary Disaster Fund
Introducing our new Disaster Response Fund
When disaster strikes, Rotarians around the world come together as people of action to help those in need.
To support communities in their rebuilding efforts, The Rotary Foundation is proud to announce our new Disaster Response Fund.
Donations to the Disaster Response Fund help Rotary clubs provide disaster recovery and support relief efforts where the need is greatest by funding and providing access to disaster response grants.
Learn more about disaster response grants and Rotarians’ disaster response efforts by clicking here.
World Immunisation Week 24-30th April
The week 24-30th April is World Immunization Week! Spread the word about the work Rotary is doing to end polio.
In 1988, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. Last year it paralyzed just 33 children. Only two countries continue to report polio cases.
Rotary’s progress in the fight to enpolio shows that vaccines work.
Through the effort to end polio, we now have found better ways to immunize children against diseases like measles, Ebola, and yellow fever.
Check out VaccinesWork at https://www.vaccineswork.org/topic/at-vaccines/
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 Jill Edge, the manager of Banbury’s Sunshine Centre.
The centre, which is based in Edmunds Road Bretch Hill, provides practical help and emotional support to families who need a little extra help. You can read more about their work here.
The money was raised by twenty-six primary school choirs that performed at St Mary’s Church, Banbury last November in the Children Singing for Children Concerts.
We thank the school staff, the students and their parents and the many people and organisations that helped make these concerts the usual resounding success.
World Water Day – 22 Mar 2019
March 22nd was World Water Day
The Banbury Rotary club has played a special part in provision of clean water to schools in Sierra Leonne and we share in celebrating such progress this World Water Day.
Lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene resources is one of the world’s biggest health problems — and one of the hardest to solve.
Rotary has worked for decades to provide people with clean water by digging wells, laying pipes, providing filters, and installing sinks and toilets.
Below is a short video about Rotary and the provision of clean water.
Crocus Concerts – March 2019
The Rotary Club of Banbury presents
MARCH CROCUS CONCERTS 2019
at St Mary’s Church, Banbury
Choirs and Musicians from Local Schools
7.00pm – admission £5 at the door
accompanied children free
(No advance ticket sales)
Bloxham, Sibford and Tudor Hall
Chenderit, North Oxfordshire Academy, The Warriner, and Wykham Park Academy
…. ****Postponed until 11th June 2019***** ……
Blessed George Napier, St John’s and St Joseph’s
Proceeds in aid of
HELEN & DOUGLAS HOUSE
END POLIO NOW!
Registered Charity No. 274108
Banbury Young Musician of the Year 2019
A capacity audience at Tudor Hall School on Saturday evening was treated to an exciting and enjoyable variety of first-class musical talent from local young people, following which 13 year old Sam Hallett was crowned Banbury Young Musician of the Year 2019.
With over 60 young musicians giving many outstanding performances the adjudicators had an exceptionally hard task in selecting not just the overall winner but also the winners of the various competition sections.
Gareth Jeremy, the Rotary Club of Banbury organiser of the event said “I never cease to be amazed that year on year the talent and musical skills of the young contestants seems to increase exponentially making it harder each year for the adjudicators to select the winners. Sam is the youngest overall winner we have had in the 29 years that the competition has been held and I have no doubt his musical ability will take him to the highest professional level.”
As well as Sam, Sebastian Foxwell, Sophie Lagden, and Polly Walters are going forward to the Rotary District 1090 Finals Competition being held on 17 March at Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT, where if successful they could do on to the Regional and National Finals.
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 replacing old beds with ones that better serve the comfort of patients and those caring for them – they were presented with a cheque for almost £4000 derved from the Christmas Organ Collections at local supermarkets.
One more example of Rotary serving its local community. 🙂
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 School, Banbury.
Date: 2nd March
Place: Tudor Hall School Bloxham Road Banbury.
Juniors — 4.00pm
Intermediate / Seniors. — 6.45pm
Family £12, Adults £6
OAP / under 18’s –£3
Competitors & accompanists — Free
Congratulations to all those who have been successful in getting to the Banbury Young Musician of the Year 2019 Finals.