The Rotary Club of Eynsham - Fund Raising

Rotarians running the raffle
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Some of the activities of Rotary clubs provide hands-on support to local charitable causes. However, there are many causes, both local and international, that Rotary clubs cannot help directly because they are not local or need financial assistance. Rotary clubs everywhere regularly engage in fundraising activities so they can make financial contributions to the charities that they support. The Rotary Club of Eynsham is no exception to this and engages in a number of fundraising activities during the year.

Here are some of our planned activities for this year and some recent successful activities.

Coming Events

Barn Dance with Ploughman's Supper and Bar
     Sat 16th March 2019

Eynsham Rotary Club has organised a Barn Dance to be held at the Eynsham Village Hall. Music will be provided by the Oxford Village Band, with a caller. Tickets are £12.50, available from Evenlode DIY.

Recent Successful Events

Oxford Canal Charity Walk to support Young Dementia UK
     Finished on 1
st January 2019

Harold Jerred organised a 77 miles walk along the Oxford Canal path from the centre of Oxford to Hawkesbury Junction (a little north of Coventry) raising funds for Young Dementia UK. Approximately £1500  was raised.

The walk was completed on New Year’s Day 2019 after a series of 12 walks of between 3 and 11miles each section, over a period of 17 months. Further details.

Santa's Sleigh out and about in Eynsham and District
     December 2018


The Eynsham Rotary Club annual Santa Sleigh had a very successful tour of Eynsham, Cassington, Stanton Harcourt, Sutton, Long Hanborough and Church Hanborough. Sadly we couldn't make it to Freeland because Santa's reigndeer's feet were sore. Thank you for your generous contributions once again, and thanks also to our collectors, drivers and of course Santa himself.

Eynsham Carnival 70th Year - Sat 2 July 2016


The annual Eynsham Carnival is one of the oldest of its kind in the county. It began after the Second World War and is always held at the Eynsham recreation ground on the first Saturday in July. On the day we have a shirt raceparade through the village (with floats and prizes), stalls and many events in the Carnival Ring in the afternoon.

The Carnival is planned and provided each year by a volunteer Committee, most of whom live in the village. The Committee is supported by local organisations, who provide help and support during the year and particularly on the day itself when we rely on many willing extra volunteers.

Eynsham Community Day - Sat 18 June 2016

The Eynsham Community Day was held at Eynsham Village Hall on Saturday 18 June and will be open to the public from 10:00 to 16:00. The purpose of the day was to give an opportunity for all sorts of local groups, clubs, charities and other organisations to publicise themselves, and for the general public to come and see what's on offer and to be aware of what a huge range of activites are available in their community.

Charity Summer Ball - Sat 4 June 2016

Summer Ball PosterOur first Charity Summer Ball was held at the Four Pillars Hotel, Witney, raising funds for See SawFootsteps Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Event with Bartholomews Players - Fri 13 May 2016

Bartholomer Players PosterOn Friday 13 May 2016 there was a joint event with Bartholomew Players - a two course meal followed by production of "Relative Values" by Noel Coward. This light comedy looked at the breakdown of social etiquette in 1950's Britain, when the young Lord of the Manor deigns to marry a (shock / horror!!) common movie starlet!! Written with Coward's dry wit and classic one-liners.

Charity Film Night - April 2016

Our second Charity Film Night was held at Eynsham Village Hall on Saturday April 2nd 2016. The event raised over £1400 funds for Young Dementia and Helen and Douglas House Hospice for children.

Over 100 Rotarians, guests and residents of Eynsham and surrounding villages were fed a sumptuous two course supper with drinks from the bar. The film was "A Private Function", starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. The evening was brought to a close with a raffle.

A successsful evening for Rotary and one which will be repeated next year.

Charity Race Night - October 2015 

The annual Charity Race Night, held in the Bartholomew School Hall, Eynsham was a very successful and entertaining night with good food provided by the School's chef. Our thanks go to everyone who supported us.