Get Together in the North

Posted by Serena Tramonti Media and Advocacy Officer

21st Mar 2013

We saw hundreds of people Get Together in many unusual and imaginative ways to fundraise for Oxfam's projects around the world. Helen Turner showcases everyone's amazing efforts from across the North:

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Get Togethers in the North - from bake-offs and crafternoons to daredevil zip wire challenges and endurance testing dance-a-thons - the events have been fantastic. Here are some of the highlights:

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, the Manchester WI invited everyone to dress up and sport their most wonderful or wackiest headgear at their Manchester Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Manchester WI Get Together













Meanwhile in Liverpool, some brave girls took part in a more unusual kind of marathon and danced the day away in a five hour dance-a-thon at Studio76!


Studio76 dance-a-thon












 Sheffield Steel Rollergirls got their skates on for Oxfam and hosted a special rollerderby match

 Roller Derby Get Together







Bakers in Knutsford showed off their culinary creations at Canvas Lounge to promote Oxfam's Get Together fundraising campaign.

Knutsford Bake off






And after seeing Oxfam's work first hand in Cambodia and the benefits these projects have for Cambodian women, Janet Larkin was spurred on to hold her own Get Together for Oxfam. 

Janet Larkin in Cambodia


This is just a taster of the events that have been held in the run up to International Women's Day - each Get Together has been unique and a great way of meeting friends and doing something special whilst raising precious funds for Oxfam's women's projects around the world. Thank you!

Blog post written by Serena Tramonti

Media and Advocacy Officer

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