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When Constituency Campaigner Frances Howell went to lobby her MP Fiona Bruce about land grabs she got more than she bargained for - an invitation to the Palace of Westminster no less! Read how she got on here:
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:
Manchester is the first UK City Council to join the likes of Bill Gates and Desmond Tutu in supporting a new international campaign against hunger, Enough Food for Everyone IF. Counsellors and activists showed their support for the campaign this morning in Albert Square. Oxfam volunteer Sarah Buck was there-here is her report.
Oxfam turns 70 this month, and Oxfam Originals, in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter, is inviting you to come and celebrate.
September will be a busy month for Oxfam in the north of England. We're looking forward to:
Hearing about Jodie Sandford's experience of visiting Zimbabwe with Oxfam. Jodie - pictured above - will be talking at the Lakeside Methodist Centre, Newmillerdam, Wakefield, WF2 6QQ on 19 September, 7pm-8.30pm. Want to attend? Just let Harriett Roberts know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing ideas with other campaigners...
The sun's been shining, the television's been full of Olympic coverage and at Oxfam North we've been:
Preparing for Voices, a media training course open to all Oxfam volunteers and supporters.
Admiring Oxfam Bold Street's big bra art attack, organised by shop volunteer Liv (pictured above). Liv used 210 bras, many of them donated by Countess of Chester Hospital.
Excited about meeting some llamas...
Poet and playwright Jackie Kay, best selling novelist Erica James and teen author Melvin Burgess will
provide some of the highlights at the Alderley Edge Community Book Festival, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September.
They will head an impressive cast of local writers giving talks, workshops and readings of their work at the book-loving weekend being held by Oxfam at the Festival Hall on Talbot Road in Alderley Edge. Former...
People will learn from a Manchester charity worker and from a Shadow Minister how families are coping with food shortages in West Africa.
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