Sophie Bowell

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Fixing holes in social security support would reduce need for food banks, users’ experience shows

Fixing holes in social security support would reduce need for food banks, users’ experience shows

Gaps in the social security safety net are a key reason why people are turning to food banks, according to the first in-depth study into the personal experiences of recipients of emergency food aid...

Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

The public's willingness to dig deep in their pockets to help the victims of humanitarian crises during 2013-14 enabled Oxfam to recover from a fall in income and help almost 6 million people...

Artist Lizzie Mary Cullen begins her artwork for Oxfam's Mother's Day card

Oxfam launch Mother’s Day card world record attempt with live art event

Award winning artist Lizzie Mary Cullen begins five-day live art project at Westfield London in aid of Oxfam's Mother Appeal Oxfam have launched their Mother's Day card world record...

Oxfam calls for innovative new ideas in toilet challenge

Oxfam calls for innovative new ideas in toilet challenge

Oxfam is challenging designers, manufacturers and inventors to develop new, innovative ideas for toilets that can be used in emergency situations and save lives in disasters across the world. The...

Oxfam Emergency Challenge

Oxfam launches Emergency Challenge

Unique team fundraising event offering firsthand experience of how Oxfam responds to disasters worldwide Recruitment is now open for Oxfam's innovative new fundraising event, Emergency...

T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Rare copy of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land among Oxfam finds to go under the hammer

First UK edition of Eliot's famous poem expected to fetch up to £3,000 at auction A rare first UK edition of The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot will be auctioned on 25 June at Bonhams after...

Kevin Powers, winner of the Oxfam Emerging Writer Prize

Kevin Powers wins Oxfam Emerging Writer Prize at Hay Festival

The winner of Oxfam's Emerging Writer Prize was today announced as author Kevin Powers at the Hay Festival 2013. Launched in 2009, the Oxfam prize is awarded annually to an up-and-coming writer...

Welsh mum stars in Oxfam fundraising campaign to show supporters how donations are spent

Oxfam is today launching the latest phase of its groundbreaking fundraising campaign 'See For Yourself', starring mum-of-five, Abbie Viveash (48) from South Wales. The campaign aims to show...

The aMAZEme book maze at London's Southbank Centre

Artists create giant book maze from Oxfam's donated books

A vast labyrinth of 250,000 books, entitled aMAZEme, has been installed on The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall, London between 31 July - 25 August, as part of Southbank Centre's...

Former nurse and mum-of-five travels to Africa to see for herself how donations to Oxfam are spent

Abbie Viveash, from Cwmbran, South Wales has been chosen, after a UK-wide search, to see first-hand how money donated to Oxfam is spent when she visits one of the charity's projects in Malawi,...