I’m a supporter because Oxfam shares my priorities. I've got nothing but praise for their work.”
Hilary’s Oxfam Legacy
My connection to Oxfam
While working as a teacher trainer in Pakistan for 10 years I had the privilege of working with many strong Pakistani women. Like me, they were committed to furthering education for women and when I left, I promised to visit. Tragically, just before my last visit in October 2005 there was a devastating earthquake, but I decided to go as planned. That’s where I saw Oxfam in action for the first time, 6000 miles from home.
I have supported Oxfam since 1958 and over the years I had learned about its work but to see Oxfam providing essential services in an emergency was something completely different. Many local people praised Oxfam for its response, and I felt proud to be a very small contributor to it. It certainly strengthened my commitment to Oxfam’s work.
You can’t take your money with you, and I just wanted particularly to give Oxfam a lump of money because it supports people’s basic human needs. It’s providing access to life’s necessities that I’m most passionate about and after seeing Oxfam ‘s work in action, I knew that’s where I wanted my money to go.