Oxford Rotaract volunteer at Cowley Carnival
On the 1st of July 2018, members of the Oxford Rotary and Oxford Rotaract participated in the Cowley Road Carnival. It was one of the warmest days of the year so far, and we were out in full force with the hustle and bustle of the carnival. Oxford Spires Rotary Club had a small stall and was welcoming with fun activities such as splat the rat and balloon animal making by our expert. The balloon forming was especially popular with the children attending the carnival.
This event was our chance to support one of our local charities by fundraising for Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB). The OAB is a life-enhancing charity founded in 1877 aiming to help people with sight loss lead independent lives. With the help of the community Oxford Spires Rotary Club and Oxford Rotaract managed to raise £101 with a bucket collection. By handing out leaflets and engaging with attendees we were also able to promote our local Rotary and Rotaract Clubs.
All together it was a fun and successful and we were able to enjoy the carnival atmosphere as well. Cowley Road Carnival is a local highlight of the summer, celebrating with food, music and people from different cultures all over the world.