Windsor Oxfam Campaigns Group
The Windsor Oxfam Campaigns Group meets monthly in Windsor Arts Centre. The group's main activities are local campaigning on national and global issues that Oxfam is supporting. Recent campaigns include: banning landmines, the right to education, increasing the government's aid contributions, reducing third world debt and campaigns against conflict. The group is also active in fundraising and has regular events such as a Ceilidh (Scottish dance night) and Carol singing at Christmas.
Our campaigns group, which is primarily made up of volunteers, is linked to an Oxfam worker from the regional office. The regional office supports the group's activities and communicates central Oxfam policy and activity. We also have close links with the Windsor Oxfam shop, working together on some projects.
Our current project is "On the Line - on the river - a child's eye view". The group has been awarded £7,000 by the Millennium Awards Scheme, in conjunction with Oxfam, Channel 4 and WWF, to work with children in eight "On the Line" countries: UK, France, Spain, Togo, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali.
The project will look at the differences and similarities of children who live on the meridian line and record their story and pictures in an exhibition which will then tour round the UK and go onto the internet. This is a really exciting project and a great opportunity to raise awareness for issues that Oxfam are concerned with.
If you would like to join our group, please feel free to come along to one of our meetings and see what we do in more detail. We would be pleased to see you.
Contact: Laura Evers Tel: 01753 866885 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.