In early Spring Banbury Rotary Club, aided by sponsorship from Tudor Hall School and Banbury Charities, organised three nights of wonderful concerts by local primary school choirs.
In view of the cost-of-living challenges we kept the ticket price down to £5 but still managed to raise over £3000 all of which will go to childrens charities.
A little about the the three main recipients of this money is set out below.
Helen & Douglas House helps local terminally ill children and their families live life to the full even when that life is short.
Their team takes care of medical and nursing needs so that parents have precious time to enjoy family life with their children, creating happy memories which will last forever.
The photo alongside shows a very smiley Nathan at the hospice with two of the nurses
Children Heard and Seen is the only charity in the country supporting children with a parent in prison within their own communities .
They offer 1-1 support with trained staff, volunteer mentoring, parent support, peer support groups and online activities for children, as well as family activity days.
The aim is to mitigate the harm that parental imprisonment can have upon children and young people to create lasting change in their lives to break the cycle of intergenerational offending.
The Sunshine Centre opened its doors in January 1998. Work together with the community and a range of agencies and organisations we aim to provide high quality, accessible and coherent services so that every child and family can fulfil their full potential and those facing adversities are supported to overcome them and develop resilience.
It’s taken an annoyingly long time to know exactly what the concert surplus was as the Performing Rights Society is very slow to send the Bill we have to pay composers for using their tunes. However, we’re delighted to be able to contribute just short of £1000 to each of the above local organisations. In addition over £600 will go to Rotary Children’s charities.
To read more about them visit their websites.