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Cowley Festival of Christmas Trees Review

Cowley festival of Christmas trees coordinator Lesley Williams was extra delighted when St Christopher’s School Y4 pupil Noah Scarlett arrived at St James Church, Cowley during the festival week in December with his bottle tree, made from a 1 litre lemonade bottle and pasta, spray painted green, because it brought the tree total to 60,…

Didcot Rotary Club

Didcot Rotary Club have been supporters of ROSY over many years through Brian Key, a long standing member. In December they had a bread and cheese lunch at the home of one of their members, Kevin Howells, to which the Secretary was invited. The cost of the lunch they would normally have had that day…

Barrett & Coe – Fantastic Photography

Vishal Maharaj is the owner of the above photographic Company based at Unit 18, Murdock Road, Bixcester, Oxon. OX26 4PP. Each year he supports a number of local charities and this year ROSY has be lucky enough to have been chosen. We will receive a number of vouchers from Vishal, worth £160 each, for family…

The Coventry Building Society, Kidlington

We have previously reported that the Coventry Building Society in Kidlington were supporting ROSY. We have already received £500 from their headquarters and in early January we received a further £665 from the staff in Kidlington from activities they ran in the branch throughout the year. To Debbie and all the staff, thank you so…

The Abingdon Duplicate Bridge Club

The Abingdon Duplicate Bridge Club held a draw at their Christmas Party and presented the proceeds, £130, to ROSY. Thank you all so much. It is a great comfort for our families to know that people are thinking of them at this time of year.

Princess Risborough Ranger Guide Unit

We were delighted to receive a donation of £108.33 which was raised by the above Guide unit for ROSY. Last summer the unit held a bar-b-q and fun evening for all in the local area, charged a small entrance fee and then donated the proceeds to ROSY, which was nominated by one of the members…

The Park Sports Centre, Wheatley

Ashley DeBell, the Manager of the Park Sports Centre at Wheatley Park School recently handed to ROSY £50 they had raised at a small draw the members held at Christmas. Ian Roberts, a great supporter of ROSY, suggested that we would be worthy recipients. Thank you all for your support and generosity.

St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock

We received a wonderful letter late last year from the Church Warden  at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock. It read: Each year our church gives small grants to causes which are close to our hearts. I enclose a cheque for £250. St Mary Magdalene chuch have been great supporters of ROSY over many years…

The Robert Mcalpine Foundation

Mr. Gavin McAlpine became aware of our work earlier this year when our Secretary gave a talk following a Dance School concert at Chipping Norton. He is also a friend of our Patron, the Lady Rotherwick. Mr McAlpine invited us to apply for a grant from his foundation and an application was duly submitted. Imagine…

Project Linus UK

Is a non-profit organisation which aims to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, truamatised,bereaved or otherwise in need of a hug through the gift of a new quilt created by volunteers across the Country. Visit their web site www.projectlinusuk.org.uk ROSY was recently presented with a large…