Take on the Challenge from Thame & District Rotary: Thame & Villages 21 for 21

Rotary Club of Thame & District is inviting the public to take on a new fund and fundraising virtual real challenge: 21 for 21.

Within the strict COVID-19 lockdown rules people are still allowed to go out once a day for exercise.

In 2021, the 21st year of the 21st Century, it is all about NUMBER 21…

The club is inviting members of the public to support local charities and achieve a #21 milestone. So here comes the challenge:

– run or walk 21 miles – or 21k steps – or 21 laps in the garden – or 21,000 steps on your Fitbit

– in your own flat or garden or around your town or village or out and about.

– when and how long? in your own time as one wishes the target to be. You can complete the challenge in as many days as you like. You can repeat the challenge as many times as you like.

What will we offer you?

When can I take my challenge?

The virtual campaign will be open for entries all the way from January till the end of March 2021. Take as much time as you like to complete the challenge. If it will take you days to complete your target – let it be! Feel free to take it again a few times.

Which charities can I support?

The funds raised will go towards Thame & District Rotary local charities of 2020-2021: Thomley, Red Kite Family Centre Thame-Chinnor and Thame Young Carers. Participants have also the option to allocate 50% of their fundraising effort to their preferred UK charity.

There is a list of 8 things the participants will need to do:

  1. Start your fundraising page on the Thame & Villages 21 for 21 page hosted by Virgin Money Giving. Go to: and click on the “Start Fundraising” button.
  2. Decide what to do: 21 laps in your garden or 21k run or an easy walk in Thame, Chinnor or wherever in the world you may be.
  3. Decide – are you going to do this as an individual or as a team? Please take into account that you will be unable to be close physically to your team due to the COVID-19 restrictions in the area you live.
  4. Ask your friends and family if they would like to sponsor you with a donation.
  5. If you have a favourite UK charity, you will need to advise us so that 50% of what you raise is allocated to them. Otherwise, the money raised will go towards Rotary’s preferred charities.
  6. Let the world know what you are doing through social media, and we will be supporting you by asking members of the public to donate towards fundraising page.
  7. During the event take pictures or videos and share them with us on and we will share them further with the social media and include them in our periodical press releases.
  8. Read more about our event on as we will publish updates.

What will your fundraising buy for local charities?

  • £10 could go towards arts supplies for Thomley to carry out art activities
  • £20 could buy supplies towards Thomley for cooking
  • £50 could cover a fun fake snow session at Thomley
  • £100 could purchase a new bike outdoor field at Thomley.

The safety and health of all participants are essential. In this virtual real event – there are no marshals and no road closures. Entrants must obey the Highway Code at all times.

The event is open to families and individuals subject to local COVID-19 rules. It is strongly recommended that only children over the age of 5 can take part if using public highways. All children running on public highways should be supervised by a responsible adult.

How can I join Rotary?

During the time of the pandemic, Rotary Club of Thame & District and Phoenix Community Club members have been meeting safely online and have been welcoming 5 new members since March 2020. The club’s 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 or or   

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