In December 2019 the Oswestry Cambrian Rotary and its helpers walked about 570-miles on the door-to-door street collections with Santa and his Sleigh! The sleigh alone travelled 90-miles around Oswestry and 536-hours of volunteers time made our collection possible.

Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club hosted the volunteers and community groups from St Martins, Gobowen, Whittington and Oswestry that helped the club with the Santa sleigh street collections throughout December 2019.

It was the club’s opportunity to say a “thank you” to the collectors and for them to see the cheque presentations to local groups and projects.

Thanks to the generosity of local people, the collection raised just over £7,300 and Oswestry Cambrian Rotary was pleased to support eleven organisations, groups and projects in and around Oswestry as well as other Rotary supported projects from our 2019 Christmas collection.

Whittington Castle

Whittington Together

Whittington and Oswestry Young Farmer for their benevolent fund

Gobowen Mothers and Toddlers’ group

Hope House via Girls-on-the-Run from St Martins

League of Friends from the Orthopaedic Hospital

The Movement Centre at the Orthopaedic Hospital

West Mercia Search and Rescue

Qube for their new bus project

Oswestry Stoke Association

Our Lady’s Primary School Oswestry for their library project

Oswestry Cambrian Rotary will be making the dream happen for the children again this coming December. Starting in late November this year and we will be seeking the help of the local parishes again to help us with our collection schedule.

The Oswestry Cambrian club is ready to welcome men and women of 18+ from the local community who want to be “people of action”.  We meet informally at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm. For more information please go along to hear what our new style of Rotary has to offer or contact Mike Lade on 01691 570917, or see

Pictured: The groups that collected cheques together with Councilor John Price, Mayor of Oswestry and Councilor Joyce Barrow.