Archive for Month: December 2014


helping-handsA huge thank-you to everyone who helped us during 2014 to donated to deserving causes a magnificent total of £43,027 and organised the following events:

  • Young Musician of the Year Competition
  • Young Chef Competition
  • School Practice Interviews
  • Children Singing for Children Concerts
  • supporting Tour de Trigs
  • Family Christmas Festival of Music Concert
  • Christmas Street Organ Collections
  • Party for the Blind and Partially Sighted
  • Crocus Concerts
  • RYLA

Merry Christmas

merry-christmasWe wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and may 2015 bring everyone the world over peace and good health.

Tour de Trigs


Banbury Rotary Club is proud to be associated with Tour de Trigs a long standing event, start originally by Bodicote Rover Scouts in 1966.

On Saturday 6th December the teams set off from Warriner School, Bloxham in beautiful morning sunshine for North Oxfordshire’s toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise.

The Tour de Trigs takes in a number of Ordnance Survey Triangulation, (Trig), Points, and competitors use maps and compasses only, no GPS allowed.

The courses are 50 miles in 24 hours for seniors and 30 miles in 15 hours for juniors.

Banbury Rotarians manned checkpoint 24 at Brailes Sports Pavilion throughout the night, 35.4 miles into the hike. Paul Shea kept spirits up by feeding the team Sausages, Onion Gravy, Mash and Veg in the evening and a full monty breakfast for those that stayed into the early Sunday hours.

Meanwhile John and Joy Webb helped with the competitors and organisers catering back at the Warriner.

Well done to all teams that entered Tour de Trigs 2014 and congratulations to those that completed this testing exercise.

Winners of the 50 mile senior’s event were the Midland Marauders who completed the course in 16 hrs 36 mins, winners of the 30 mile junior course were Crusaders Winchester.

There was some great feedback about organisation and support from competitors.

The Rotary Clubs in Banbury wish you every success for Tour de Trigs 2015.

Family Christmas Festival of Music


Saturday 13th December 2014 we are holding our 10th annual “Family Christmas Festival of Music” at St. Mary’s Church, Horse Fair, Banbury. 4.30 – 6.00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Banbury has again teamed up with the Banbury Symphony Orchestra for this annual Family Christmas Concert. There will be a selection of Seasonal Music, we’ll be singing Christmas Carols and our narrator Jonathan Rowe will be reading the story of Peter and the Wolf to the original music by Sergei Prokofiev. It was written in two weeks for a children’s theatre in Moscow. He wrote the music as a child’s introduction to the orchestra with each character being represented by an instrument or group of instruments. Peter and the Wolf was an immediate success and continues to be enjoyed today by children all over the world.

This is a real family friendly event and will be an ideal way to start the Christmas Festivities.

Refreshments will be available on arrival and during the interval.

Tickets, Adult £6, Children £3, are available from the Box Office, Fashion Fabrics, Parsons Street, Banbury, from members of the Orchestra, the Banbury Rotary Club, or at the door.

We look forward to your company.