OYPS is proud to support local charities, in an effort to give something back to the local community. Every second year we nominate a local charity to support and make a difference to.
We have supported Helen and Douglas House for the past two years. In October 2016, our members voted to continue supporting this charity for the next two years.
Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families. The two hospice houses offer specialist symptom and pain management, medically-supported short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.
Helen and Douglas House Netball 2015
In September 2015 we entered a team into the Helen & Douglas House Hospice netball tournament. We didn’t win, but we had great fun helping to raise funds for the charity!
Helen and Douglas House Santas Run 2015
OYPS entered a team in the Helen and Douglas House Santas Run. The event itself took place on Sunday 13th December 2015. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us, we raised over £300.
OYPS Mini Olympics 2016
We held our Mini Olympics event in July 2016 at the Roger Bannister Stadium. With your support we were able to raise £1,000 for H & D House.
SANTAS ON THE RUN 2016
OYPS entered a team in the Helen and Douglas House Santas on the Run. The event took place on Sunday 11th December 2016. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us.
GREAT GATSBY BALL 2017
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise £425 in our charity raffle. We hope that you are enjoying your prizes!
If you have any fundraising suggestions, please do come and chat to us or other members of the committee.
Auditory VerbalUK is a national charity, which teaches deaf babies and children to listen and speak using Auditory Verbal Therapy, so that they can achieve their potential in life.
We were able to raise £2,750 thanks to the generosity of OYPS members and the enthusiasm of our members in getting stuck into our charity events. In July 2015 we saw people take part in our Sponsored bike ride/walk. 9 cyclists rode 80km, 6 cyclists rode 40km and our walkers walked 10km. It was a great day culminating in a delicious BBQ at The Fishes, North Hinksey, which was sponsored by Penningtons Manches LLP.
We have previously supported Oxford Homeless Pathways (OxHoP) and over the course of two years we raised over £2,500 from a combination of events including sleeping rough for the night and a 26mile walk along the RidgeWay.