It’s more important than ever we support organisations like Oxfam because the world is so, so unequal and it's fundamentally unfair”
Colin and Sue's legacy
My connection to Oxfam
Oxfam has always been a part of my worldview. My wife, Sue, and I have volunteered at Oxfam shops for a lot of our lives, starting back in the late 1960s. It was in the 80s, I think, that we first made our first monthly donation to Oxfam, and we’ve been doing the same ever since.
I’ve always been inspired by Gandhi’s saying, ‘Live simply so that others may simply live’ and much of what I wear has been from Oxfam shops. Sometimes I think I’ve been following around someone the same size as me!
The thing about Oxfam for me, has always been that its objectives are broadly humanitarian and all encompassing. Sue and I have always been especially impressed by Oxfam’s provisions for water resources because there is nothing more fundamental in this world than access to fresh water. So, by leaving a legacy to Oxfam in our Will we know that much of what we haven’t spent will be spent in the best possible way.