One event on March 14, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on March 21, 2019 at 7:00pm
Performed by young musicians from our local secondary schools, promoted by the Rotary Club of Banbury
For the past five years the Rotary Club of Banbury has worked with all eight secondary schools in our area to stage Crocus Concerts at St Mary’s Church in Banbury. These have all been in aid of Polio Eradication. They are called Crocus Concerts because the symbol of the international End Polio Now Campaign is the purple crocus (symbolising the purple dye mark that is painted on the little finger of each child at immunisation events in at-risk countries across the world).
Over the past five years Banbury Rotary Club and partners have planted 100,000 crocus corms in and around Banbury to raise awareness of the campaign and have organised concerts by local schools to raise funds. In 2017, with tremendous support from the schools and a number of Banbury community groups, the Rotary Club of Banbury was the fourth highest Rotary Club fundraiser for polio eradication in the whole country. Altogether over the five-year project (2013-2018), Banbury has raised sufficient funds to immunise a third of a million children.
All eight secondary schools wished to continue the annual charity concerts this year, adding a local charity as a second equal benefactor – Helen and Douglas House Hospice was chosen unanimously.
45% of proceeds to Helen & Douglas House Hospice, 45% to Rotary International’s Flagship Charity Polio Eradication and 10% to other Rotary Charities.
Admission £5 (accompanied children free), plus retiring collection.
Tuesday 12th March: Singers and Instrumentalists from Bloxham, Sibford and Tudor Hall Schools
Thursday 14th March: Singers and Instrumentalists from Chenderit, North Oxfordshire, Warriner and Wykham Park Academies.
Thursday 21st March: Singers and Instrumentalists from Blessed George Napier School and its two partner primary schools, St John’s and St Joseph’s.