Charity Cheque Presentation

Wed 18th June 2014 at 19.30 - 21.30

Charities supported in 2013/2014 were presented with cheques from the funds raised by the Rotary of Club of Thame.

From left to right: Steve Eyre, Stephanie Johnson, Jeannette Matelot Green, Gill Coleman, Pat Shepherd, and Michelle Diffey. Photo: Ross Dike
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The event took place at the Spread Eagle Hotel in Thame on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at 7:30 pm. The charities supported in 2013/2014 include:

- Thame & District Day Centre

- Thame SAFARI

- Thame Players

- Sharing Life Trust

- APAE - joint international project with the Rotary Club of Blumenau Oeste (Brazil) aimed to fund the purchase of special dental equipment for children with disabilities.

The Rotary Club of Thame is grateful to the local communities of Thame and neighbouring villages for their support with the fundraising during events like the Thame Swimathon and Thame Art Show. Thanks to the communities support, the club was able to donate 5,000 to charity at a ceremony held at the Spread Eagle in Thame on Wednesday 18 June to mark the end of the Rotary Year 2013-2014. The major beneficiaries included local charities like Sharing Life Trust, Thame SAFARI, Thame & District Day Centre and Thame Players.

Steve Eyre, from Sharing Life Trust said: The moneys donated today by Rotary will help the new Thame Community Bank. We are committed to doing business in a way that contributes to the local community, and funds are invested ethically.

Michelle Diffey from Thame SAFARI added: The donation received today will make a big difference. The money will go towards social events for our adults which require independence.

Gill Coleman of Thame & District Day Centre said: The Day Centre is thankful to Thame Rotary for their continuing support. Todays donation will support funding more social events for the people we care.

Pat Shepherd of Thame Players: Thame Players has been active for 70 years! The donation will go towards the second phase of the theatres refurbishment which includes the change of all electrical wiring as well as the heating system.

APAE a joint international project with the Rotary Club of Blumenau Oeste (Brazil) aimed to fund the purchase of special dental equipment for children with disabilities was another beneficiary of the Rotary Club of Thames fundraising in 2013-2014. 

Photo: Ross Dike. From left to right: Steve Eyre, Stephanie Johnson, Jeannette Matelot Green, Gill Coleman, Pat Shepherd, and Michelle Diffey.

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