Christmas Parade - Sat 7th Dec 2019
Borderland Rotary Club organises an annual Christmas Parade through Oswestry, Shropshire, UK. It is an established event in the Oswestry Christmas calender that is enjoyed by hundreds of children and adults every year.

2019 Christmas Parade

Saturday 7th December
The weather was dry and the sun was shining for the annual Christmas Parade, organised by Borderland Rotary Club. The streets were packed with people watching the 44 floats including walking groups, Porthywaen Band and Father Christmas!

As well as all the groups and people of Oswestry, Borderland Rotary would like to thank all those shops and businesses in the town who contributed to the collection and the transport owners and drivers that made it possible.

The total money collected was over £2,900, a new record. This will make a difference to range of local charities. Well done to everyone involved, you did Oswestry proud!

The float winners from Saturday's Parade are:
Chloe Elizabeth Dance Company - Winners of Best Commercial Float
Oswestry District Brownies and Rainbows - Best Children’s Float
Oswestry Scout Group - Best Youth Float
The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries - Best Non-Commercial Float

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2018 Christmas Parade

Saturday 1st December
The annual Christmas parade, organised by Borderland Rotary Club, took place on Saturday 1st December and despite the damp weather, the streets were packed with people watching the walking groups, vintage vehicles, floats and of course, Father Christmas. The parade completed a circuit of Oswestry town centre streets with sirens, music and of course, laughter, with 51 floats in total.

As well as the people of Oswestry, Borderland Rotary would like to thank all those shops and businesses in the town who contributed to the collection and the transport owners and drivers that made it possible.

The total money collected was £2,698.41 which is the most we have ever collected on the day. This will benefit a range of local charities and causes.

Well done to everyone involved, you did Oswestry proud!

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2017 Christmas Parade

Saturday 2nd December
A spectacular day with crowds of people enjoying the festive atmosphere.

We generated a terific amount of money for local causes.

Thank you to all Rotarians who helped on the day and to the people of Oswestry for your support!

Income :
Bucket collection on day £2558.41, Donations from local shops & businesses £669.70, Gift Aid £639.60, Total £3867.71

The local charities who benefitted from the proceeds of the Parade
Harry Johnson Trust £1,000 Disability Oswestry £250 Parkies £500 The Food Bank £750
Any money remaining goes into the Borderland Rotary Charity Fund

Portywaen Silver Band

The winners of the respective categories are in 2017:

Commercial. Shelley Ramsay Hairdressers Hogwarts

Non Commercial. Cloe Elizabeth Dance Company Snow theme (Disney)

Youth. Oswestry Guides Go camping from past to present

Children. Border Counties School of Gymnastics Ladybirds

Walking. Marches School Theatre Cinderella Panto

SANTA ?

2016

The annual parade, organised by Borderland Rotary Club, with the Help of Oswestry and Cambrian Rotary Clubs took place on Saturday Dec 3rd 2016 at 11am. 57 entries took part with walking groups, vintage vehicles and floats completing a circuit of Oswestry town centre streets.

There appeared to be a record number of people watching the parade, their generosity helping to lift the total amount raised for local charities to nearly £3,900.
As well as the people of Oswestry, Borderland would like to thank all those shops and businesses in the town who contributed to the collection.
We are grateful to the manager, Peter Schwarz, and staff of Nat West Bank who allowed us to severely test their coin counting machine which dealt most efficiently with around £3,000 in small coins

SANTA !

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Thank You Oswestry
Borderland Rotary President Stan Smith, main organiser, Jonathan Jones and all of the 55 plus members of Oswestry’s combined Rotary Clubs who helped marshal and otherwise run the Christmas Parade would like to give huge thanks to the people of the town and surrounding areas who defied the dire weather forecast and turned out to watch the 47 intrepid floats who made up the 2015 Christmas Parade.

Rotarians Jonathan Jones (organiser), Eric Evans and John Ward and SANTA !
The organisers especially wish to thank; Shops and businesses in the town who generously donated to the chosen charity funds; Local transport companies who’s loan of the lorries enabled the event to happen at all; Griffiths tool hire for the loan of roadside barriers; Oswestry town Council for the use of the Smithfield Car park and a special thanks to HSBC Wrexham for allowing us to monopolise their coin counting machine for two hours.

It’s amazing how widely travelled the people of Oswestry are !

The 3 charities supported this year are; The Food Bank, The Stroke Club and Oswestry Community Support Group. They will benefit from the £2,278 collected on the day plus some outstanding pledged donations.

Winners

Commercial: Hair and Make up by Shelley
Non Commercial: Midland Spinal Injuries Unit
Youth: Oswestry Scouts
Junior: Hope House
Walking Float: Churches Together in Oswestry and District

Peter and Wendy Cherrington, Mayor and Mayoress of Oswestry
with the Commercial category winning float Hair By Shelley

For more information please email Jonathan Jones

Borderland Rotary