Charity work at The Oxford Belfry
The Oxford Belfry have chosen to support Helen & Douglas
Hospice this year.
Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for
children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and
support their families. The two hospice houses offer specialist
symptom and pain management, medically-supported short breaks and
end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for
the whole family.
Helen House opened in 1982 as the world's first children's
hospice. Douglas House opened in 2004 as the world's first hospice
specifically for young adults aged 16-35.
Helen & Douglas House currently benefit around 300 families
in their facilities.
How have we raised money?
Fundraising activity that The Oxford Belfry have taken part in
- A weekly lottery bonus ball for all staff
- A car wash in April
- Collection tins around the hotel
- Regular quiz nights
The Oxford Belfry have also adopted a black rhino from the WWF.
The money for this goes towards helping WWF to protect the future
of black rhinos and to tackle some of the biggest environmental
challenged facing the natural world today.
The Oxford Belfry team car washing in the sunshine!
In July 2014 some of the team took part in Tough Mudder, a
gruelling 12 mile obstacle course set up by the SAS -
including water, mud and even electrocution! The team did an
amazing job, beating their £1500 fundraising target with a total of
£1961. Well done!