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Henley Round Table is sorry to announce that over 50 years of charitable activities is coming to a close as the group ends its operations.

September 7, 2017
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This will mean that they will not be holding the annual charity fireworks display this year near Swiss Farm as well as the Father Christmas sleigh in December.

Founded in 1958 the group has run the fireworks, Christmas sleigh and May Fair for many years and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years which have gone to support local charities in the area. The group will continue to support the annual Christmas Party for the children of Bishopswood Special School at Phyllis Court.

The group does still have charity money to donate to local causes and would welcome anyone getting in touch to request a donation by emailing chairman@henleyroundtable.org

If any charitable group or operation would be interested in running the fireworks or sleigh in future then Henley Round Table would be able to help with introductions.

The members would like to particularly thank the people of Henley and the surrounding area for their support over the years as well as the numerous local businesses that have contributed and sponsored their activities.

Charities

Henley Helping Hand

November 29, 2016

Do you know a charitable/voluntary group or individual who could use a Henley Helping Hand?

We are once again inviting requests for donations of up to £250. Created in 2012, the Henley Helping Hand campaign has so far provided assistance to over 50 local causes.

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Charities

Santa’s Parade 2016

November 21, 2016
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Henley Round Table will accompany Santa’s Parade on his annual pre-Christmas visit to Henley-On-Thames

Dates and routes to be confirmed soon!  We are in discussion with Santa and his elves.

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Events

2016 Fireworks – Saturday 5th November

September 27, 2016
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The 43rd annual Henley Round Table Fireworks takes place on Saturday 5th November 2016

Henley Round Table will once again be putting on the annual Henley Firework Spectacular on Saturday 5th November

Gates open 6.15pm | Bonfire lit 6.45pm | Fireworks 7.30pm

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Charities

Bishopswood Minibus Donation

December 2, 2015
Source: Henley Standard

We are delighted to announce that we have donated £10,000 to Bishopswood Special School for a new minibus.

The minibus will be delivered in Spring 2016 and will help the school to continue to provide an outstanding service for local children.

We are proud to be able to support Bishopswood through our fundraising activities and via the generosity of the people of Henley.

Charities

Santa’s Parade 2015

December 2, 2015
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HO HO HO!

Henley Round Table will accompany Santa’s Parade on his annual pre-Christmas visit to Henley-On-Thames

Between 5th and 12th December

Come and meet Santa’s Parade as he brings festive cheer to the streets of Henley and see his recently refurbished reindeer and sleigh!

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Events

2015 Fireworks – Saturday 7th November

October 19, 2015
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UPDATE 12th November:

Henley Round Table is deeply disappointed and sorry that this year’s firework display did not happen.  

We take great pride in organising what is usually a fantastic evening for our local community. The event has been running for 42 years and this situation has never happened before. Our volunteers put a great deal of time and effort into organising the event and proceeds go to local charities and good causes.    

On Saturday evening the computer firing system failed and the professional fireworks company, who have been running the display successfully for many years, could not resolve the problem despite their best efforts. 

We took the difficult decision not to provide refunds as we felt this would be impractical to administer. Instead we will waive next year’s entrance fee for all those who attended this year. Since this will also be challenging to administer, it will be based on trust. 

We are reviewing the plans for next year, paying particular attention to contingencies, to ensure this does not happen again. 

As ever, all proceeds from this event will go to local good causes. Next week we will be handing over a cheque for £10,000 to Bishopswood Special School towards a new fully accessible minibus for delivery in Spring 2016. 

We are grateful to all those who have contacted us with words of support. 

Yours sincerely,  

Henley Round Table 

chairman@henleyroundtable.org 

Please see below for an open letter from our fireworks provider:Skyburst letter

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Events

May Fair 2015

April 25, 2015
Henley Round Table May Fair

The Henley Round Table 2015 May Fair.

Monday 4th May from noon at Mill Meadows

Join us the beside the river for live music, fairground rides, Morris dancing, Ferret racing, the famous Round Table beer tent and much much more.


Two great competitions for children:

1) The May King and Queen fancy dress competition.

Judging will take place at 2:30pm by the Band Stand.

2) Children’s baking competition

Entries to be dropped off at the Round Table marquee by 2:00pm.  There are 4 categories:

  1. Big cake
  2. Biscuits
  3. Tray bake
  4. Cupcakes

Both competitions will be judged by the Chairman of Henley Round Table, Nick Woodthorpe. The results and prizes will be announced at approximately 3:30pm. The fair itself runs until 5pm.


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The famous Round Table beer tent will be serving local beer and Pimm’s!

We’ll be positioned right next to the bandstand and open from noon.

Come and say hello and find out more about Henley Round Table.


Stalls

As always there will be a variety of local charities, organisations and businesses running stalls.

It’s still not too late for your club or charity to have one – email us for an application form at mayfair@henleyroundtable.org


Thanks

Our thanks to Wilkins Removals who are sponsoring this event – their beautifully restored heritage lorry will be on display.