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Sponsor Grace’s Bournemouth Marathon

? Mencap Heroes! ?

Mencap Hero Grace Fairbairn (Tommy’s sister) is taking on the Bournemouth Marathon on 6th October in support of Oxford Mencap! Grace knows how much Tommy loves the Hill End holiday camps and is taking on this legendary feat to help make sure that we can continue to run the camps into the future.

But she needs your help! To encourage Grace in her training, and to raise as much money as she can for such an incredible charity, please sponsor Grace by following the link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund…/showROFundraiserPage…
Every little really does help!

If you would also like to become a Mencap Hero and help us to fundraise, please do drop us a DM or email administrator@oxfordmencap.org.uk so that we can support you!

Go Grace go!! ?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️

Available to buy: ODM Hoodies and Tee shirts

Short sleeved Tee shirts (£12). Long sleeved Tee shirts (£18) and hoodies (£22) in navy (we suggest for guests) and grey (we suggest for volunteers) with the Mencap logo can be ordered in sizes XS S M L and XL. All profits will go to ODM’s Hill End and Wales holidays. If you would like to order one, contact Hannah Woods hannahwoods120@gmail.com.

60th Anniversary Summer Tea Party at Linacre College Saturday 2nd July 2022

We will be having a summer tea party at Linacre College (St Cross Rd, Oxford, OX1 3JA), in the gardens (inside if wet), to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Oxford and District Mencap . All guests, their families or carers, members of the committee and volunteers are all welcome. There will be photographs of Hill End Holidays over the years, music and a special presentation. We hope that many of you will be able to come. To register your interest in going to this event please contact Julia on administrator@oxfordmencap.org.uk

Fund Raising Dinner Event Saturday March 19th 2022

Come to a 3 course dinner at The Jubilee Hall St Andrews Church Oxford (Vegan/Vegetarian option available) and listen to a talk by Dr Nicholas Dunn about John Bankes Charles the seconds Bag Man or fixer. All proceeds will go to Oxford and District Mencap’s Hill End and Wales holidays. Contact Julia on administrator@oxfordmencap.org.ukto get more information and express an interest. Tickets will be available from 2nd January 2022.

Oxford and District Mencap Christmas Cards

Our beautiful cards have been especially designed by our guests and Shadow Light Artist Richard. Richard has said how he loves art and media and especially the colours and patterns that he can create in his cards and paintings. The cards are named (from left to right), ‘The Christmas Fish’, ‘The Christmas Tree of the Ocean’ and ‘Christmas Tree Magic’. The cards come in packs of ten with envelopes and are £5 per back. All proceeds go to Oxford and District Mencap. To order your Christmas cards, please e mail lowe_alice@yahoo.co.uk.

Medical Students Fundraiser

A big thank you to the Scottish Medical Students who took part in a fund raising sports tournament. A special thanks to Izzie Dighero who chose Oxford and District Mencap as one of the charities.

Coco’s Camping Experience Summer 2019

When Coco first came to Hill End she was worried about making friends. Her mother and sister warned her volunteer that Coco was shy and sure enough she spent the early days of her first camp singing songs to herself separate from the camp. However, by the last day Coco had come out of her shell and felt close enough to everyone to organise a concert. Everyone gathered on the grass on the last night, tired from the disco, as Coco serenaded us with the Snowman’s ‘We’re Walking in the Air’. 

We were so happy to hear from Coco’s Mum who said:

‘Coco had a unique opportunity to challenge herself in a safe environment amongst a team of incredibly caring and supportive volunteers.  It was a really positive life changing experience for Coco and our family’.

Wales Week September 2019

Summer hasn’t quite finished here at Oxford Mencap! For our final holiday of the year, we are in Wales, staying in a wonderful cottage in beautiful Brecon. We kicked off our holiday with a fab dragon boating trip and a game of mini golf, where everyone got a hole in one! We have also had a great tour of Swansea City stadium for all of our keen football fans, plus we were so lucky to discover the Six Nations rugby trophy on show in our local pub!
On Tuesday night we had our very own party, complete with glow sticks and dance offs! Everyone definitely had their dancing shoes on and were throwing some serious shapes on the dance floor!
Only two days left…we can’t wait for more adventures in this fantastic place!

2020 holiday dates will be released soon so continue checking the website to find out more!