Mark Saville visited the Club to speak to members about SpecialEffect, a charity dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. Dr Mick Donegan, Founder and Head of the charity, had worked in the field of disability and technology for a long time and, time and time again, parents […]
Clare Morley from the Footsteps Foundation, and also a member of Oxford Rotaract Club, spoke to us about the Foundation’s work from its base in Dorchester on Thames. The Foundation was set up in 2004 and supports children with neurological disorders by providing intensive physiotherapy. Clare has worked for the Footsteps Foundation for about 12 […]
The Group Study Exchange team visiting our district from New South Wales did their first presentation at our club meeting. They were hosted for the week by Bicester Rotary Club, so Bicester and the team joined us at the Red Lion for fish n chips and skittles. The team is from District 9670, one of […]
On the 22nd January Amy from the charity Guideposts Trust came to see us and tell us about its work. Guideposts is a charity based in Oxfordshire and runs a multitude of different services for those that are facing social exclusion and disadvantage and those who are vulnerable and frail. These include music therapy, help […]
Grant spoke to the club about the work of ROBIN, supporting local charities….
Nicole spoke to club about the new Children’s Air Ambulance that will be launched in early 2013 and will be used to transport children between hospitals. The Childrens Air Ambulance is a charity that helps transport critically ill children to specialist hospitals such as Great Ormond Street for emergency treatment. It is fitted out with […]
Andrew spoke to the Club about his 2009 challenge to kayak, cycle and walk from the Isles of Scilly to Shetland to raise £25,000 for Leonard Cheshire Disability. The Fairbairn Challenge is raising money for the Leonard Cheshire Disability. Andrew gave us a really awe inspiring account of his trip, or rather challenge, of cycling, […]
Evelyn Wilks, from the Friends of Vale House, came to tell us about the move of the care home from Botley to a new purpose-built home in Sandford-upon-Thames. Vale House is a home specifically for those with dementia. Not only does it look after the patients but it also supports their families who have to […]