After a break in 2020, the popular senior Citizens’ Christmas Tea Party returned on Wednesday the 8th December 2021. The party, for 80 guests, was held at the Thame Football Club, and is organised by members of Thame Town Council, Thame & District Rotary Club and Thame Inner Wheel, with support from other volunteer groups. Food for the party was prepared off site by caterer Jude Brown.
Sandy Davison, co-organiser representing Thame and District Rotary said: “John Hamden School choir will perform at the party, seasonal music will be provided by Ian English, and bingo games organised by Bob Duff. OX9er John Wilkins will act as Father Christmas, chatting to guests and handing out bags of chocolates.”
Over a dozen volunteers from the organisations involved transported guests from their homes to the Thame Football Club to attend the party.
Guests from Meadowcroft Nursing Home did not attend this event and so Christmas table centrepieces were delivered to the Home.
Thame Town Councillor Linda Emery, President of Thame Inner Wheel and Rotary member concluded: “If it wasn’t for faithful supporters like Thame Town Council, South Oxfordshire County Council, Rotary Club of Thame, Inner Wheel Club of Thame and Freemasons of St Mary’s Lodge, we wouldn’t exist. So, thank you all for supplying the funds that we need to make a difference in the lives of older adults who enjoy this annual event.”
During the time of the pandemic, Rotary Club of Thame & District and Phoenix Community Club members have continued supporting the local community, have been meeting safely online and have been welcoming 10 new members since March 2020. The clubs’ doors are largely open to welcome new volunteer members.
To find out more about the Rotary Club of Thame & District or Phoenix Community Club or how to join, please visit www.thame.rotary1090.org or www.facebook.com/thamerotary or www.facebook.com/phoenixcommunityclubthame or www.instagram.com/thame.rotary or www.instagram.com/phoenixcommunityclub
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