The Rotary Club of Eynsham concluded another year with two further events to help raise funds for local and Rotary charities. Vice-President Harold Jerred reports.
The joint Theatre Supper evening with Bartholomew Players on 30 November was very successful, with more than 100 theatre goers enjoying the two-course meal and the charity performance of Ray Cooney’s Farce It Runs in the Family.
The task of escorting Santa around Eynsham extended to 4 nights in December and covered most of the main streets and roads.
A further night saw Santa crossing the A40 to visit Cassington, including a stop at Longlands Nursing Home to entertain the residents and staff.
One night was dedicated to visiting the Eynsham pubs and finished by joining in with the carol singing at The Swan.
Around £1100 was raised from the Santa evenings for local and Rotary charities, thanks to generous support from Eynsham and Cassington residents.
Rotarian Pauline Lowe visited Windsor Castle and Eton with Rotary District Scholar, Bethany Spare from Dodge City, Kansas, USA. Bethany has attended Rotary evenings in Eynsham (on one occasion as speaker) and members are supporting her during her busy scholarship year. The Scholarship scheme.
The Rotary Club of Eynsham is supporting a project in Kenya - a joint project with the Kilifi Rotary Club. The aim is to provide clean water and education on sanitation for schools in Kenya. Money raised by the Rotary Club in Eynsham is increased by the addition of further funding from the Rotary District.
The Eynsham Rotary Christmas dinner evening was held in the Rising Sun at Begbroke. A talk on the south Atlantic Ascension Island was the subject of the final speaker evening for 2012. Charity and non-charity speakers are now being planned for 2013.