“We’re working in our local community to give young people access to incredible opportunities and skills that help them to launch well in today’s world. Sea Cadets is a charity registered in England and Wales 313013 and in Scotland SC037808”
“Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB) is a life-enhancing charity supporting children and adults who are blind or partially sighted throughout Oxfordshire.
Sight loss can be a devastating and challenging reality for thousands of people in our local communities and OAB is committed to promoting independence and opportunities for people with severe or partial sight impairments, and in helping them and their carers to access any support they may need. Charity Number: 1140556”
Organisations we serve
“AbiBinit! is based on the OxClean initiative and has been formed to help keep all areas of our lovely town tidy and free of litter.Charity Number: 225880’”
“The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank was launched in April 2009 by Christ Church, Abingdon in co-operation with other churches across Abingdon, as a practical way of sharing God’s love in the local community.
The Abingdon Foodbank has been set up to meet the needs of people who are going through a period of crisis and are struggling to feed themselves and their families.
This crisis may come in many forms, for example, redundancy, ill-health, family break-up or just unexpected large bills.
The Foodbank is run by a team of volunteers from Christ Church and other churches in the Abingdon area. However, anyone in need in the community is welcome to receive food packages, regardless of their faith or creed.”
Organisations we have funded
“Purpose – To provide a safe and supportive meeting place for people with dementia.
Days and Times – Mondays and Thursdays 9.30 am to 3.30 pm”
“At ARCh we recruit, train and support volunteers in primary schools across Oxfordshire, we help hundreds of children a year.
The children have two individual half-hour sessions each week during term-time with their ARCh volunteer. The sessions are at school during school hours. The main idea is to make the children feel happy and successful, so they start to think of reading as something they can enjoy.
With this in mind, ARCh volunteers do a variety of things with the children. In addition to reading they may play word, board or memory games, make and draw things, help the children write their own stories, or just talk. This all helps to boost confidence. Charity number 1146276”
“We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives.
Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
We’re an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales. Charity registration number: 1150766”
Organisations that help us with the Santa Sleigh
“OASIS is a friendly charity run by parents for parents/carers who are bringing up children/young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or related conditions such as Global Developmental Delay or Sensory Processing Disorder in Oxfordshire.
We aim to create a supportive community through informal coffee and chat groups, evening meetings with professional speakers, subsidised courses and family play days during school holidays.
We welcome families who have an ASD diagnosis for their child and also those going through the assessment process. Registered Charity Number 1033927”
“It’s not just mountainous areas that need search and rescue teams. In an urban or rural area people go missing and get lost too. Regardless of the terrain, if a vulnerable person is missing then it is vital to their chances of survival that they are found quickly. When someone goes missing and the Police are informed, if appropriate we are called out. We are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Within an hour and a half, we can have a mobile control unit set up, a search planner on the scene and trained searchers out on the ground looking for the vulnerable missing person. Registered charity: 1144058”
Thomas Reade School Association
“Thomas Reade has a committed School Association run by parents of children throughout the school. All parents and carers of children attending Thomas Reade are automatically members of the School Association.”
“We are a group of volunteers that run events to raise funds for the Hospital in order for them to buy equipment they need to help patients.Charity No: 1015958 ”
12th Abingdon (St Edmunds) Guides
“1st Radley Guides is a members of the Thames District Guide Association and is affiliated to The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts [W.A.G.G.G.S.]. The company meets every Thursday evening during term time at Radley Village Hall from 7.15 to 8.45 pm, and invites girls between the ages of 10 and 15 to join us. The company’s team of adult leaders is led by Wendy Faulkner, whose long-term dedication to the company has been as recognised with the award of the Guide Association’s 30-years’ service brooch. The unit’s 25 guides are divided into groups known as patrols. Patrols include penguin, panda and dolphin.”