Rotary Club of Thame has sponsored & supported International projects for nearly 50 years.
Currently we work with and are supporting the following:
End Polio Now!
'End Polio Now' a campaign run by Rotary International aimed to eliminate polio has received continued support from the Rotary Club of Thame.
Rotary ShelterBox and Aqua Box Schemes
Every year we have supported ShelterBox and Aquabox.
We have been raising money mainly through street
collections(in front of the Thame Town Hall) and club events.
Shelter Box is run by the Shelter Box Trust, an organisation with worldwide affiliations. The money raised have provided releif to areas affected by disasters (Haiti, Pakistan, China etc.). The trust was founded by Rotarian Tom Henderson a Royal Navy Search & Rescue Diver & is now firmly established in the forefront of disaster relief. The typical contents of a box are: 10 person tent. Blankets, Ground sheet, Multi fuel stove, Water containers & Purification kit.
On many occasions the fundraising and item collection was done in conjunction with local schools also Thame Girl Guides & Brownies Troops.
Tools for Self Reliance
Every year we hold a stall in Thame Market Square, where old unwanted tools can be DELIVERED, or when folk CANNOT deliver