Naomi Riches begins her journey to row down the River Thames for the #165Challenge. She rows 165 miles as she attempts the Guinness World Record of Fastest Time to row the River Thames by single scull.
On Saturday 17th September 2016, Paralympic Gold Medalist Naomi Riches will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as the fastest woman to row down the River Thames in a single scull. 165 miles from Lechlade to Gravesend Royal Pier.
The Oxfordshire-based mental health charity, Restore, has hosted another wonderful year of its Elder Stubbs Festival at the Elder Stubbs allotment. And once again, members of the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires volunteered their time at the event.
In this week’s club meeting we had two guest speakers; District Governor Joy Arnott and our very own Phil Shipman.
Matt was invited to the club to tell us how he managed to raise over $200,000 online for Polio Eradication and also about his work with Yaws eradication.
Dominik Wanner, one of our club members, will speak about his role as President & CEO of CBL International Education.
On such a beautiful sunny day in Witney on Sunday 5th June the World Poohsticks Championships took place and everybody had a fantastic time. The rivalry between the players in both the Team and Individual events was fierce, but in the end the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires managed to […]
Dr Veronica Sawicki, co-founder of the charity Help Madina will be visiting to speak about the work of this UK-based charity that supports projects in Sierra Leone.
A joint Rotary-Rotaract meeting made it a full house when Phoebe Stewart-Cox came to speak to us about the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary. Situated in Stadhampton, it is a rehoming and rescue centre that started in 1967 – the sanctuary follows a non-refusal and a non-destruction policy. Funded entirely by donations […]
Aisha and Jacqui are both members of our Rotary District’s Vocational Training Team (VTT). They have visited Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda to provide training in emergency birth skills to both the hospital’s medical staff and the students at the adjacent nursing school. The visits were originally funded by a […]