Having fun, raising funds, thinking of others: its all part and parcel of Rotary Christmas time

Clubs throughout District 1090 joined up with their local communities to get into the Festive spirit in the run-up to Christmas. Santa had a very busy time, appearing in all manner of places to raise funds for club projects, or simply to hear what little ones wanted for Christmas. They turned up in their droves to get some healthy exercise in fun runs too! In Faringdon he is to be seen aboard Thomas the Tank Engine helping to switch on the Christmas lights, and later touring round the town. He even got challenged to a game of pool!

In High Wycombe he joined up with local MP Steve Baker, Lions President Doug Nower, Steve Brown Chairman of Round Table, PC Terry McKean of the local police and a whole host of volunteers to help pack Christmas food parcels. The Lions deliver over 200 parcels to those in need funded by the donations they collect over the Christmas period with their Santa Sleigh and at local Supermarkets. The local Police deliver the other 150, the cost of which, is funded jointly by the three service clubs. In addition each of these parcels contains a Christmas Card designed by children from Disraeli and Juniper Hill schools. Police advice and information about remaining safe is also inserted into each parcel. Story and photos by Colin Wells

Other clubs teamed up with others to give special Christmas parties for young people and the elderly. In Thame the Senior Citizens