The Oxford Circle is an inspiring group of women based in Oxford - the birthplace of Oxfam - who share the same ambition: to support Oxfam's work with poor and vulnerable women around the world.
The group is focusing on improving health and education and, as well as fundraising, are keen to explore links with Oxford's universities and hospitals to add support to Oxfam's projects. This year, The Oxford Circle is supporting Oxfam's work helping children, especially girls, from poor communities in Niger to get a better education.
The Oxford Circle was launched at Oxfam's Eight Stories High event at the Oxford Playhouse on 14 October 2012. On Wednesday 5 December, The Oxford Circle hosted a festive drinks party at The Rotunda. Guests enjoyed an evening of Christmas carols from the Oxfam Choir and a spot of Christmas shopping. This wonderfully festive evening raised £2,196!
To mark IWD the Oxford Circle will take over Oxford's newly refurbished Gee's restaurant, aiming to inspire over 80 guests as well as raising funds for the Niger Education project.
Oxfam's work in transforming the lives of poor and vulnerable women around the world is a constant source of inspiration. I am proud to be launching our Circle in Oxfam's 70th anniversary year.
Angela Wade, founding member and first Chairman of The Oxford Circle.