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75 years. One amazing movement to end poverty.

1942

Oxfam is born. Ever since, determined people like you have kept up the vital work started that night – and changed so many lives worldwide.

1959

Our first schools organiser starts work. Today, teachers and students play a vital part in raising awareness of poverty and running fundraising events.

1964

Oxfam shops start selling handicrafts from developing countries. Today, 1.65 million workers worldwide are part of a certified Fairtrade scheme.

1984

After the horror of the famine in Ethiopia shocks the world, supporters donate £12.5m in four months – enabling us to provide urgent help to thousands of people.

1994

We launch the £2-a-month scheme – and with thousands more people donating, we can help even more families leave poverty behind for good.

2017

Thanks to you, we're moving closer and closer to a world where no one lives in extreme poverty. See exactly how we help at www.oxfamannualreview.org.uk

1948

We open the UK's first charity stop. Today, 23,000 amazing volunteers run 650 shops nationwide.

1961

£20,000 arrives in the mail in response to our press adverts about famine in Congo. Your incredible support has saved countless lives in emergencies ever since.

1974

Our recycling plant opens in Huddersfield. 12,000 tonnes of donated clothes we can't sell now come here each year – and nothing goes to landfill.

1985

Super supporter Barbara Walmsley sets up the first Oxfam bridal shop in a converted bedroom in her house. 11 bridal shops now ensure families worldwide don’t face poverty alone.

2004

The Asian Tsunami inspires an unprecedented public response, funding urgent help – from blankets to water – and long-term projects – like rebuilding schools.

1942

Oxfam is born. Ever since, determined people like you have kept up the vital work started that night – and changed so many lives worldwide.

1948

We open the UK's first charity stop. Today, 23,000 amazing volunteers run 650 shops nationwide.

1959

Our first schools organiser starts work. Today, teachers and students play a vital part in raising awareness of poverty and running fundraising events.

1961

£20,000 arrives in the mail in response to our press adverts about famine in Congo. Your incredible support has saved countless lives in emergencies ever since.

1964

Oxfam shops start selling handicrafts from developing countries. Today, 1.65 million workers worldwide are part of a certified Fairtrade scheme.

1974

Our recycling plant opens in Huddersfield. 12,000 tonnes of donated clothes we can't sell now come here each year – and nothing goes to landfill.

1984

After the horror of the famine in Ethiopia shocks the world, supporters donate £12.5m in four months – enabling us to provide urgent help to thousands of people.

1985

Super supporter Barbara Walmsley sets up the first Oxfam bridal shop in a converted bedroom in her house. 11 bridal shops now ensure families worldwide don’t face poverty alone.

1994

We launch the £2-a-month scheme – and with thousands more people donating, we can help even more families leave poverty behind for good.

2004

The Asian Tsunami inspires an unprecedented public response, funding urgent help – from blankets to water – and long-term projects – like rebuilding schools.

2017

Thanks to you, we're moving closer and closer to a world where no one lives in extreme poverty. See exactly how we help at www.oxfamannualreview.org.uk