40th World Pooh Sticks Championships 2023

Sun, May 28th 2023 at 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

The 40th Championships will take place at Sandford Lock on the 28th May. A fun-filled family day out! Entry Tickets available at https://poohsticks.uk, or visit the Registration Tent on the day.

Drop a Poohstick to help others!

All monies raised will go to Yellow Submarine, a local charity supporting young people with autism and learning difficulties. Entry to Championships costs £4. Group/family discounts available.

Championships begin at 11.30 am. Other Stalls and games available on site. All welcome!

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" - Winnie the Pooh

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Setting up for the great evening ahead

One of the most popular events on our calendar, the regular DNAPQuizzes raise a lot of money for our local charities, supported by the Rotary Club of Abingdon.

Rotarians hard at work to End Polio Now

4000 crocuses planted outside Abingdon Police Station in two hours to celebrate our Rotary Foundation ending Polio across the world

Group Photo taken by AbiBinit

On Saturday the 24th We joined other groups in Abingdon on a River Litter Pick. The Sun shone and we all had a great time. We look forward to being involved with the Plastic Blitz next time.

Installing water tanks in Africa

We worked with the Nasio Trust to install water tanks in Tanzania, to provide safe drinking water. Ground water in the region is heavily fluoridised and causes health problems for the population.

Two splendid cups commissioned for our Club's annual Youth Speaks competition.

Two splendid cups commissioned for our Club's annual Youth Speaks competition. Often won by our talented young people from Abingdon's six secondary schools, our winning teams often go on to the next levels of this national Rotary Competition!


The Club's foreign conscience - here immunising under-fives in India against Polio. There is no cure for Polio but it is preventable with a vaccine. Only two countries now remain endemic. We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988

Member of Abingdon's Interact Club (=Junior Rotary) immunising an Indian child against polio on Rotary's 110th birthday. Photo taken from her camera.

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own charity. It does an enormous amount of good in the world. Watch the video The Heart of Rotary for a flavour!

Abingdon Rotarians nourishing the local community - in historical dress!

The Club's local conscience