Thame Rotarians thank local community for the support on fundraising

The Rotary Club of Thame thanked the local communities of Thame and neighbouring villages for their support with the fundraising during the 2016-2017 Rotary year at an event which took place at Thame’s Spread Eagle on Wednesday 21 June.

The local public actively supported major fundraisers like Erroll Bateman ’s Charity Sky Dive last July and Thame Swimathon in February. The amount donated in 2016-2017 Rotary reached almost £10,000. Red Kite Family Centre, Wheel Power and Hope and Homes for Children are the main charities which received donations in the past 12 months.

Linda Newton and Helen Williams represented Thame Swimming Club. With its 9 teams participating at the Thame Swimathon, the swimming club members contributed significantly to Rotary Club of Thame’s fundraising effort.

Marius Ciortan, spokesman for the Rotary Club of Thame, said: “The Rotary Club of Thame is grateful to the local community for supporting Erroll’s sky dive and Thame Swimathon, our major fundraisers. We are proud to make a contribution towards rescuing Red Kite Children’s Centre from its imminent closure and to make a difference towards projects managed by our charities of the year.”

Marius concluded: “To continue and to expand our fundraising and volunteering activities in the months and years to come, we are looking for even more support from the local community. We are welcoming new members from the local communities of Thame, Chinnor, Long Crendon and neighbouring villages who can join our world of fun, friendship and fundraising. To express your interest to join our vibrant club, please visit or like us on

Pictured: Erroll Bateman, Thame Rotary President, with charities’ representatives (credit: Thame Rotary).