£32.50 raised for the RNLI

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 2:14pm

Our monthly 'dress down' day raised funds on their behalf.

On the first Monday of each month IS staff can come to the Chapel in their casual clothes in return for a donation of £2 to the charity being supported. Staff can nominate any good cause they feel deserves a bit of extra help. This month we decided to support the RNLI, who are under tremendous pressure due to the recent storms.

 

IS Oxford Christmas Giving 2015

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 9:06am

Every member of staff has been given £200 to spend on their own choices of Good Gifts. See our choices below.

It is the twelfth year that IS Oxford have donated to charity through the Good Gifts Catalogue. Our annual order always consists of our own personal choices together with the supply of a School Library in a poor neighbourhood in India. Our donation will establish the library, including a termite roof, and help supply cupboards and books.

Our individual choices covered a very wide range of causes (too many to mention in full here). We supported a supplementary school in a developing country for one month and choose to educate a disabled child in a developing country. In Africa we choose to de-worm 1500 children and train girls as bakers to help raise their self-esteem and gain independence. We opted for a fresh start for those forced to flee war or natural disaster, purchased a set of surgical instruments and closer to home we chose to supply activities including transport, room hire and refreshments for 4 OAPs.

On the theme of education we supplied a year’s schooling for four children in Africa and girl-friendly schooling for four girls in South Sudan.

We chose to supply four villagers in Africa with solar lamps which are healthier than kerosene lamps thus saving lives and money and gave the gift of sight to three children and fifteen adults. We supported three Afghan girls who have been abandoned by their families and transformed the life of two Indian street children.

In the UK we chose to help regenerate three bluebell woods and four areas of meadowland to create a playground for bees and butterflies. We purchased eighty four square metres of greenbelt land to protect against the urban creep. We also supplied two cats for comfort, a lamb for an Indian villager, care for one abandoned pet, supplied a child with a toy that would otherwise get nothing at Christmas and provided a visit to the pantomime and theatre. We also helped the elderly by supplying help with heating bills, a gift for two patients in hospital, a Christmas hamper and a hot lunch.

All this is in addition to the money raised by our Advent Calendar. For more details of the gifts we have given please visit Goodgifts.org.

 

£37 raised for Crisis

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 7:22pm

Our monthly 'dress down' day raised funds on their behalf.

On the first Monday of each month IS staff can come to the Chapel in their casual clothes in return for a donation of £2 to the charity being supported. Staff can nominate any good cause they feel deserves a bit of extra help. This month we decided to support Crisis UK, who are doing vital work with the homeless this Christmas.

 

Our Advent Calendar for Charity Returns!

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:47am

For more information click here.

 

Call for Book Reviews!

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 11:41am

We will donate £10 to charity for all those who submit one at advent.isoxford.com

 

£29 raised for South Central Ambulance Service

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 11:43am

Our monthly 'dress down' day raised funds on their behalf.

On the first Monday of each month IS staff can come to the Chapel in their casual clothes in return for a donation of £2 to the charity being supported. Staff can nominate any good cause they feel deserves a bit of extra help. This month we decided to support SCAS, as Michael Coaker in our Development team broke his hip coming off his bike on his way to work last Thurday, and he benefited directly from their help! Get well soon Michael!

 

New Cyclical Banners widget a hit with customers!

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 11:48am

This free widget can be installed on Heritage Online 3.4 and above. 

 

£30 raised for Doctors of the World UK

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 10:22am

Our monthly 'dress down' day raised funds on their behalf.

On the first Monday of each month IS staff can come to the Chapel in their casual clothes in return for a donation of £2 to the charity being supported. Staff can nominate any good cause they feel deserves a bit of extra help. This month we decided to support Doctors of the World UK, who are doing incredibly important work in the Calais refugee camps.

 
 

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