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Chairman’s Golden Ball 2018 Open to all members of our community, Friday 5th October Find out more

Chairman's Golden Ball

Thame & District Round Table Chairman’s Golden Ball - a celebration of Thame, is open to all members of our community and will be held on Friday 5th October 2018, at The Spread Eagle Hotel, Thame at 7pm.

Peter Butt, 2018-2019 Chairman of Thame Round Table, is proud to invite you to join us as we celebrate our Town, for an evening of fun and fundraising in support of Thame Youth Memorial. Our goal is to provide for ongoing maintenance and help the Trust secure the provision of engravings, at no cost to affected families.

We have planned a Black Tie event, with a ‘Golden flair’ element strongly encouraged. It is open to all, whether as individuals, with partners or, as a group; be a part of our inaugural annual celebration.

The best dressed, in line with the Golden theme (as judged by your host, Nathan Swift and the Chairman) can look forward to a surprise award on the night!

Doors will open from 7pm, carriages at 1am.

The evening will consist of a three course meal, followed by tea and/or coffee, with entertainment arranged and hosted by our very own Nathan. During the evening we will be holding a raffle and there will be an auction. So we will appreciate your participation to help raise funds for one of our Town’s special places – Thame Youth Memorial.

Ticket price is £40 each or, we can offer a table of ten (maximum size) for just £370
(individuals not attending as groups will be placed on tables to create tables of ten on the evening)

Select the number of tickets you require:

Please note Payment is via secure bank transfer, so please have your bank account details ready. Once you have completed your transfer you will be contacted by Thame Round Table to confirm your ticket allocation.
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Thame Duck Race

This year’s duck race takes place on Sunday 10th June. The race starts on the old town bridge, which is accessed from the bottom of Priest End, behind St Mary’s church. Gates open at 10.30am and the race will start at 11am and finish around 12pm.

Tickets always sell well, so you may need to be 'quack' off the mark if you don't want to miss out! In the run up to the weekend, tickets will be on sale at The Cross Keys PH, Thame Town Hall and Rumsey's. On the weekend itself, they will be available on Thame Round Table's stall at Thame fete, which is held the day before the race. There will also be some tickets on sale at the start line on the morning of the race, although in previous years the event has been known to sell out on the day, so it's best to try and buy tickets in advance if you can.

About Duck Race

Every year on the morning after Thame Carnival, Thame & District Round Table takes to the river and stages their annual duck race. The event, which takes place on the river in Thame itself, has become a family favourite in Thame’s calendar over the years and regularly attracts a good crowd.

The race is effectively a giant floating lottery, which involves dropping more than 2,000 individually numbered rubber ducks into the River Thame. If you have bought a ticket with a number that matches one of the first three ducks over the line, you win a cash prize. All other proceeds from the ticket sales are donated to local causes.

Adding to the fun is the irrepressible pirate, Captain Ducky. A children's favourite and housewives' choice (albeit quite often his choice, not theirs), the Captain is there to see that the event proceeds, despite his attempts to organise it! Over the years he has followed the ducks down river in a variety of craft, but has ended up in the drink often enough to qualify for an RNLI loyalty card.

Make friends. Have a laugh. Do some good.

Thame Round Table opens a world of activities you wouldn't otherwise experience. From the excitement of go-karting and kayaking, to giving something back to the community by helping out at events and raising money for local charities.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, 19th Sep BMW Factory Tour
  • Friday, 5th Oct Chairman's Dinner
  • Tuesday, 16th Oct RAF Halton Museum
  • Tuesday, 30th Oct Business Meeting & Speaker
  • Sunday, 11th Nov Remembrance Sunday

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