Category: News

Category: News

Panto Time: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Oxford Playhouse

Jack and the Beanstalk is the Christmas Pantomime at the Oxford Playhouse this year. We have been given free tickets for the performance on 4th January 2024 at 11am

If you would like tickets, please contact Krzysia Gossage on krzysiagossage@icloud.com stating the number required and if you need a wheelchair place.

Christmas Party 2023

All our guests and volunteers should have received an invitation to our party. If you have not received one, contact administrator@oxfordmencap.org.uk

Yorkshire Peaks Challenge

On the 15th of April, a group of our wonderful volunteers will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for Oxford District Mencap. This will involve hiking a marathon distance (over 26 miles) with three mountains in it. In order to do it between sunrise and sunset our breaks will be minimal, so it can be a tough challenge. If you are up for it and would like to join them, contact administrator@oxfordmencap.org.uk for more information.

If you would like to support by sponsoring the intrepid fundraisers, you can do so through our just giving page.

7 O’Clock Club restarts Jan 2023

The club has been welcoming guests old and new and meets every Tuesday from 7 – 9pm at the Bullingdon Community Centre Peat Moors OX3 7HS.

There will be themed seasonal evenings including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Refreshments will be served and we would love to hear from members what activities they would like to have included. 

We look forward to seeing both old and new members on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Subs £2.50 per evening.

Christmas Party

Oxford and District Mencap had a fantastic Christmas party for all our guests (plus carers and parents), members of the 7 o clock club and volunteers.

There was a buffet supper (vegan/veggie options available), disco and Father Christmas made a very special delivery.

Photos below:

Oxford Mencap Three Peaks Challenge! We did it!!

In July last year fourteen intrepid Oxford Mencap volunteers (Jessie, Dan, Alice, Holly, Jack, Nancy, Omolara, Ed, Imi, George, Lara, Laura, Grace and Charlie) took on the notoriously difficult Three Peaks Challenge! They raced the clock to climb the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – within 24 hours, and climbed both day and night to conquer these summits!

If you have any questions about our challenge, please email Alice Lowe at lowe_alice@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

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.