Well, we hope that it’s a fun day out for everyone, but also we hope to raise lots of money for local charities and other causes supported by our Rotary clubs and the clubs that help us. In the last few years we have raised over £3,000 each year.
We rely on lots of volunteers to make the day a success and many of them are helping to raise funds for their own Rotary or Rotaract club or their own charity. We are also hugely grateful to our sponsors who enable us to run such a day. Our aim is that the sponsorship covers the costs of some of the less exciting things such as equipment hire. Then that means that income from ticket sales and from the other food and games such as the cakes and the Hook-A-Duck can all go to our chosen charities after the event.
And what is Rotary?
Rotary is a huge world-wide organisation, with over 60 clubs in our district alone, across Oxfordshire, south Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and west Middlesex. Other local activities organised by Rotary Clubs nearby include the Dragon Boat Racing in Abingdon in September and the Duck Race at Millets Farm in April. Read more about our Rotary Club – Oxford Spires, on our website and look out for our information tent at Pooh Sticks.