Rotarians showing great generosity as president’s charity

Published: 16th January 2024

Kind generosity of rotarians have added a financial boost to Play2Give kick-starting its 2024 year of fundraising.

We are thrilled to have been chosen as the President of Rotary Club of Oxford‘s Charity of the Year.

Across a year of support until her term ends in June, the president Kalpana Morris has made Play2Give her president charity of choice after hearing about our work through her son, Dylan.

In the summer of 2021, Dylan, a former Cokethorpe School pupil, took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme and as part of their social action fundraising his Didcot group chose P2G as their cause they wanted to raise funds and awareness for.

The group was successful in their ambitious and wonderful week-long project of fundraising due to their brilliant enthusiasm and dedication and as part of the funds raised for our charity, half was donated to the Be Free Young Carers charity.

Last year, once Kalpana was elected in her presidency for the Rotary Club of Oxford, Dylan reminded her about the impact that Play2Give had made to him during his NCS time, and suggested P2G.

Impressed by all that we do, she chose us and we are thrilled, with Andy being invited to their weekly luncheon on Monday (January 15th) to meet all the club members and to give a talk about our work and the great difference our fundraising makes across the county.

After the talk and a short presentation, Andy was presented with a cheque from the Rotary Club for a brilliant £250, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

We rely on the generosity of community groups like rotary clubs so that we can keep on changing, transforming, and saving lives locally to make a real impact and lasting difference to so many from the fantastic, fun, engaging and diverse events we put on in the community.

We look forward to further support from the rotary club while Kalpana remains in her term, and to working together to make positive change.