This week, Fee Gilfeather, Head of Marketing for Oxfam's Trading Division has gone to Senegal with Marks & Spencer and Shwopping ambassador Joanna Lumley to see the sort of projects that Oxfam has been able to support thanks to the money raised through Shwopping. On the first day, they visited a rice farming cooperative in the north of Senegal.
From 11-17 October, shwop your old shoes and handbags in M&S and get £5 off women's new shoes, boots and bags*.
Shwopping is a great way of giving your old handbags and shoes a second life. Around 10,000 clothing items go to landfill every five minutes, but you can do something to help reduce this by joining the shwopping revolution at Marks & Spencer.
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This is Owen, who leaves Oxfam tomorrow after eight years' hard work recruiting and looking after our wonderful regular givers. Owen's also the father of our favourite meme, Factual Thursday. So, Owen, in your honour:
Last year more than 425,300 lovely people in the UK made a regular donation to Oxfam. FACT #factualthursday
Please use the comments to wish Owen good luck on his next adventure!
"How much money do you 'waste' on admin?"
It's a question that repeatedly appears in Oxfam's Facebook and Twitter feeds, our inbox and our letterbox. And for good reason: it's a really important question!
This year we've worked hard to increase the amount of your money that goes directly to emergency, development and campaigning work - just like we did last year, and the year before that. In fact,...
Oxfam staff are as excited by the Olympics as the rest of the UK. You might be surprised by how much we and the sporting competition have in common. Here are our top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts!
All of the countries where Oxfam works are represented at London 2012. 10 of them have already won at least one gold medal!
Oxfam works in 3 of London 2012's top 10 (so far) medal winning countries: China,...
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas recently joined Oxfam staff and volunteers in Brighton to champion charity shopping and donating to Oxfam. In the run-up of Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development, she emphasised the importance of working together for a better future for everyone.
She said: "The money that you are raising by passing over your clothes to a charity shop makes a massive difference in terms of enabling...
For the first time Oxfam will be exhibiting a show garden at this year's BBC Gardeners' World Live at the N.E.C. from 13-17 June. The Oxfam Midlands Campaign team has been working with local groups, businesses and designers to bring this unique project to life in time for one of the biggest shows on the Royal Horticulture Societies Calendar.
The garden entitled 'GROWing a Fairer Future' will raise awareness about Oxfam's...
What would you do with £63,000 worth of goats? Oxfam puts them to good use, producing milk to drink and sell, fertiliser for crops, and kids to take to market.
It's all thanks to a pair of video fundraisers called "The Yogscast". Their ingenious video advent calendar prompted Oxfam supporters to donate nearly £64,000 for us to spend on goats!
The Yogscast - Simon and Lewis from Bristol - posted silly but brilliant...