Christ’s Hospital of Abingdon, Abingdon’s oldest charity (established in 1553), are looking to recruit a volunteer Governor. Governors provide strategic oversight of the charity’s operations, and governors are likely to take responsibility for one of their aims and objectives:
• The care and maintenance of the town’s historical Almshouses.
• Providing grants to those referred to the Charity by care agencies.
• Providing educational grants to school pupils from Abingdon in case of special need.
• Supporting local organizations deemed by the Governors to be of benefit to the residents of Abingdon.
• Providing a public service to the town by maintaining Albert Park for use by the people of Abingdon.
There is more information here or on the Christ’s Hospital website. I do know some people who would love to do this so hopefully they will see this.
The Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper had a stall on the Market Place, where people remembered a loved one by writing a message on one of the ribbons, which then got attached to the Remembrance Tree. Rotary support many local charities and also have overseas projects such as African fuel saving mud-stoves.