Category Archives: charity

Children in Need a week ago


In Abingdon one of the stalwart supporters of Children in Need is the Coxeter Carpark man who has a different outfit every year.

The latest croquet on the post box features Pudsey.

It was a week ago that Children in Need was on TV. Its been going for over 40 years, and in that time has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people. Over £40m was raised this year.

P.S. I did not use this pictures last Friday. Better late than never.

Centenary of Royal British Legion and Abingdon War Memorial


There are a hundred poppies outside the Royal British Legion because it is the Centenary of Royal British Legion. (Clare, the poppy collection organiser for Abingdon, helped organise this.)

The War Memorial in Abingdon is also one hundred years old. The opening ceremony was in September 1921. The remembrance day service this year will be on November 14th.

On the Markey Place in Abingdon there was a poppy stall, and army cadets were selling poppies round town.

The poppy stall was one of about twenty stalls taking part in the Local Excellence Market on the Market Place.

In St Nicolas Church the Kennington Memory Club had a large charity sale.

Mayor’s Charity Fundraiser – Market Place Saturday


There was a Mayor’s Charity Fundraiser taking place on the Market Place, between 10am and 3pm. Both the Mayor’s Charities, Yellow Submarine and Abingdon Damascus were working together. (The static bike was lent by Anytime Fitness.)

The Mayor, Cllr Cheryl Briggs, has a personal interest in both charities: Abingdon Damascus because she has done youth work in the past, and Yellow Submarine because of a family member.

Yellow Submarine work with young people with learning disability / autism, and look forward to moving into the Charter Day Centre.

The Abingdon DAMASCUS Youth Project continue to do a lot of youth outreach and workshops in South Abingdon.

There was information on one stall, a cake stall, various have a go activities including archery.

Abingdon Damascus got so many donations for their tombola, it was one of the biggest ever.

The Abingdon DAMASCUS Youth Project are hosting an exhibition at the Abingdon Museum from 26th-29th October. All the photos displayed were taken by young people of Abingdon and they were trying to get a sense of what life is like growing up in Abingdon.

Two Charity Tombolas in Town Today


The Helen & Douglas House charity shop in Abingdon will be 16 years old on Wednesday and the window is full of prizes for a Tombola.

I went inside, bought 6 tickets for £2, and since one of them ended in a 5 or a 0, I came away with a prize. You could do the same.

There was an NSPCC table top sale and another tombola on the Market Place. Too late for that now.