2019 Charities

Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum

The Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum are a registered charity providing both voluntary and financial support to the Museum. Major projects supported by them include the conversion of the old Coach House into a very well-used education space.

Their current focus is on providing financial support to enable the Museum to collect and display objects that tell the story of Oxfordshire. Support from the Friends also enables the Museum to offer a changing programme of free temporary exhibitions. This year’s programme includes Wonderland: A wander through the world of Alice and An Earthly Paradise: William Morris.

A lively programme of creative activities for families during school holidays is also sponsored by the Friends. The Museums’ beautiful ‘secret garden’ is maintained by volunteer Friends who work tirelessly to ensure that there is always something to enjoy, from the delicate carpet of snowdrops in the spring to the headily perfumed roses that herald the height of summer.

Visitors are always welcome to attend the varied programme of evening lectures offered by the Friends.

W: www.friendsoftom.org.uk

Ormerod Centre at The Marlborough School

The Ormerod Resource Base is a purpose-built hub for young people with disabilities in the Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, run by the Oxfordshire SEN Service. It provides support for young people with physical disabilities and Autism Spectrum Condition to enable them to access mainstream school through lesson and homework support as well as specialist support services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and specialist teachers. 

We are part of the team that enables all students to develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. We foster a realistic understanding of the students’ abilities and disabilities and work together with the young people, their families, teachers and outside agencies to promote high self-esteem and realise high expectations.

It is a great privilege to serve our young people and include them in the life of our school. By working together we overcome barriers to learning that many disabled young people face.

ROSY (Respite Care for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youth)

ROSY funds respite nursing care at home for children with chronic, life-limiting or terminal illnesses, currently funding eleven nurses and health care assistants. ROSY also provides equipment necessary to improve the day to day lives of the children and their carers and a counselling service for the families. In addition ROSY organises events for both children and their families: coffee mornings for the mothers, curry nights for the fathers and a summer and Christmas party for the children and their siblings. 

Whilst we think it is best for children with terminal or complex illnesses to be cared for at home, surrounded by family, pets and toys, it places an enormous burden of care on their families. ROSY does its very best to help ease this burden.

W: www.rosy.org.uk – T: 01865 848 696

2018 Charities

St Mary Magdalene’s Church Restoration Fund

Woodstock Exhibition Foundation

WUFA (Woodstock Under Fives)