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Playground for St Mary's School

04 October 2018

Witney Rotary assists towards new playground, see details

Redundant Phone Box Houses Life Saving Defibrillator

17 April 2018: Witney Rotary helps in refurbishment of phone box. Please read full press release here

Witney Christmas Lights Celebration

Friday 24th November 2017; Crowds flocked to Witney Market Square to celebrate the official launch of the Christmas Lights organised by Wtney Rotary Club. Read More...

West Oxfordshire Youth Speaks Heat 2017-18

Thursday 16th November 2017: Local Youngsters fight it out in words, Youth Speaks - Read More..

Witney Carnival 2017

8th July 2017: A warm sunny day was ideal for Witney Carnival 2017, the largest free annual event in the town. Read More...

Witney Technology Tournament 2017

June 2017: Described as 'A brain-testing challenge for all participants' Witney Technology Tournament was organised by Witney Rotary Club Read More...

Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group Appeal Presentation

Presentation of cheque to John Grundy Oxford Prostate Cancer Support Group here...

June 26th 2017: With the Rotary year drawing to a close, outgoing President Steve Holborough presented a cheque for just over £3,600 to the Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group, his chosen charity during his year of office. "The Support Group's work will benefit from the money raised" said Steve "But the Charity will also benefit from the raised profile resulting from the appeal". Speaking at the presentation to the Charity's representative John Grundy who thanked everyone who'd supported the fund raising efforts over the past 12 months.

Rotary Foundation Scholar Ginger Kline Bids Farewell to Witney Club

June 26th 2017: Witney Rotarians said farewell to Rotary Foundation Scholar Ginger Kline who was mentored by Keith Crawford while studying at Oxford University through the recent Acedemic year.


President Steve exchanging Club Banners with Ginger Kline

World Pooh Sticks Championships in Witney

4th June 2017: The River Windrush at Cogges was the centre of attention for the 2017 World Pooh Sticks Championship.Read More...

Witney Turns Blue for Dementia Awareness Week

15th to 21st May 2017Te aim is to raise the profile and understanding of this condition, caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, the most common is when a person suffers from Alzheimer’s or has a series of strokes.. Read more here...

Interact Plant Sale for Charities.

13th May 2017: Plant Sale: Wood Green School Interact Club held a Town Centre Plant Sale in the Woolgate, raising £341 to be divided between the Interact Club's two chosen Charities.Thank you to the many keen gardners for your continuing support.

Support for Witney Students African Adventure

April 2017: Six students from the Witney Campus of Abingdon & Witney College will undertake the  trip of a lifetime to Nakuru in Kenya in July, to support the work being done by The Walk Centre who provide a free education and two meals a day to around 500 children that live on the town’s rubbish dump. Witney Rotary International Committee are providing a measure of financial support for the visit. Read More...

Street Collection for Polio Eradication

April 2017: Witney Rotary Club continues to support the International efforts to eradicate the world of Polio. The generosity of passers-by meant our street collection raised £500 for the cause. A further £440 has been raised by other means

Poiio was once prevalent in this country before the UK Eradication Campaign succeeded. That was brought home when two different local people approached Rotary Collectors to tell their story. One had suffered from the disease which left him with a shortened leg, the seond person told how her sister was confined to a wheel-chair by the paralysis caused by the disease. A stark reminder that the threat still remains in other areas of the world. The Polio Eradication fight goes on! 

Race Night - A Winner!

April 2017: A sell-out Race Night held in the Corn Exchange and organised by Witney Rotary Club raised a grand total of £2540. As a result 50% will be donated to the Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group, the Charity supported by this year's President steve Holborough. The remainder to be used to help fund many of the Charitable causes supported by Witney Rotary Club and outlined elsewhere on this website. Thank you to everyone who made the eveningsuch a success.

South Sudan Famine Relief Appeal Street CollectionWitney Rotarianspoised to start collecting for the Sudan Famine Relief

March 2017: Thanks to the generosity of Witney visiors  on Saturday 26th the grand sum of £553.70p  was collected  in aid of the Sudan Famine Relief Appeal by Witney Rotarians  We are grateful to everyone who made a contribution and helped us to reach this total.

At their meeting Club Members agreed to add further funds from the Club Charity Account brining the total up to £1000!

The funds will be used to provide help to those enduring harsh cndiitions in South Sudan where crops have failed, cattle have died and starvation and deprivaton.are wide spread..

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News Archive

more An archive of some of the past news items

Santa's Sleigh

more Santa is on tour with his sleigh 7th - 17th Dec (Mon-Thu evenings)

New playground

St Mary's Infant School Playground

more Rotary helps funding for new playground at St Mary's school

L-R John Summers and Dion Hickin of Witney Rotary Club with the AED

Redundant Phone Box Houses Life Saving Defibrillator

more A new life-saving defibrillator has been installed in Witney Town Centre with help from Witney Rotary

Witney Mayor Chris Woodward assisted by Interact Members Naimh Nowlan, 14, and Isobel Lodge prepare to hit tyhe switch

Switching on Witney's Christmas Lights

more Crowds flock to the Market Square to join the celebrations.

Rotary President Steve Holborough opens the Mobile Dementia Exhibition  in Witney Market Square

Witney Turns Blue for Dementia Awareness Week

more Spreading a better understanding of Dementia and it's impact on to the wider population.

Making it look like new!

Going red to save lives!

more Witney Rotary Evening Group restores a phone box in Market Square, Witney. Home to a new defibrillator.

Ready for the Customers

TruckFest Music Festival 2017

more Witney Rotarians braved the rain and mud to provide Pork Rolls to the 13,000 fans at this year's Music Festival.

President Steve Holbourgh with (from L to R) Rotary Scholars Ginger Kline, Michaela Dolk and Kate Kelly at Witney Rotary Club Scholars Evening.

Rotary Scholars Visit Witney

more Three Rotary Scholars, all studying for a Post Graduate Degree at Oxford University on Rotary Scholarships, spoke at Witney Rotary Club's Annual Scholar's Evening.

Dental Treatment in Tanzania and Rwanda.


more Rotary Club makes a £1000 grant to Charity dedicated to bringing relief from toothache in poor communities in Tanzania & Rwanda.

Newly elected Witney MP Robert Courts talking with Twixt Party Guests

'Twixt' Christmas Party 2016

more A friendly and informal get-together for Witney's Senior Citizen's, arranged by Witney Rotarians.

Pudsey with children from Witney Community Primary School

Chldren in Need 2016

more As part of the preparations for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Pudsey paid a surprise visit to Witney Community Primary School

enables  Patients to be transported to and from Appointments.

New Vehicle for Witney Hospital

more Hospital League of Friends and Witney Rotary Club raise over £30,000.

London Airport Collection for Children in Need 2016

more Witney Rotarians take part in the Rotary Team collecting at London Heathrow Airport for the BBC Children In Need Appeal.

Generous support for Rotary Street Collection

Witney Supports Polio Eradication

more The latest results provided by the International campaign to Eradicate Polio from the face of the Earth,

President Steve Holborough and Foundation Chair Brian Ford with The Malcolm Boddington Plate.

Witney Rotarians win District 1090 Award

more for level of support to The Rotary Foundation (Rotary's Charity).

Rotarians tidying the War Graves in Black Bourton Churchyard (Photo courtesy Witney TV)

Rotarians visit War Graves in Black Bourton Churchyard

more in salute of the fallen at the Battle of the Somme a century ago.

Springfield School pupils enjoy a trip aboard the Viking Ship at Legoland

Legoland - Kids Big Day Out 2016

more A special day out for a group of pupils from Springfield School Witney