"At Youlbury Camp I liked working together as a team and doing all the activities. I found out that I am an amazing cook!" Ellie
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our annual Buttercup 5k Family Fun run, virtually! From the comfort of your own homes, gardens, local fields and parks, we would love for you to get involved by:
21st December 2019 11pm-1am Midnight Ice Skating with Oxfordshire Youth To celebrate a fantastic year and two groups coming together and volunteering in Kenya together in February, members of our Blackbird Leys and Abingdon group will join Project Director Kat in a fantastically festive ice skating event at the Oxford Ice Rink.
7th December 2019 MayMessy Cookery school both our Abingdon and Blackbird Leys groups thoroughly enjoyed a Christmassy cookery lesson at the wonderful MayMessy. They learnt the art of the perfect roast chicken as well as preparing some vegetables and some delicious Christmas cookies to take home and share with loved ones. It was a fantastic bonding experience for both groups who are going out to Kenya together in February.
9th March 2019 7.30pm An evening of delightful classical music in the inspiring surroundings of Dorchester Abbey to raise funds in support of the work that YoCO does with young people in Oxfordshire. Tickets from the Coop in Dorchester, from John Cornelius 07912 351018 or on the door.
13th March 2019 Launch of Abingdon YoCO Group
Please contact us if you are interested.
Faringdon Group Fundraising event
Sat 30th March 2019 2pm and 6.45pm at the Corn Exchange. Come and listen to an inspirational talk by Al Sylvester MBE about his truck to the South Pole and help to support Josh and Beth to raise funds for their volunteering in Kenya in July 2019.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Buttercup Run 2020
12.00 midday Sunday 7th June
South Lawn, Appleton
Same entry fee
Bring your picnics
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Registration details to follow.
Sunday May 13th
Please join us for a beautiful run/walk through undiscovered stunning wildflower meadows, woods, past ancient sites and by the River Thames. All welcome to run, walk and to bring dogs on leads. There will be an opportunity to picnic with friends and family at the finish. The Rotary club will also be providing refreshments. Entry will be £15 per adult, £5 per child or £35 per family of 4.
March 10th 2018
Join us in Dorchester Abbey for a two course meal and wine with table service whilst being entertained with songs from Two-a-Part in support of YoCO. A chicken, beef and vegetarian dish available with a selection of desserts.
Funds raised will go to support the Berinsfield Group - this will be their final event before they leave for Kenya on March 29th.
Tickets are just £25 per person, available from the Co-op in Dorchester or by calling John Cornelius(07912 351018) and download the flyer here.
Thursday March 1st
On April 26th we'll be welcoming a brand new YoCO group in Faringdon. You can come along to our launch event on March 1st and find out all about it! Download a flyer here and join us at 7.00PM at the Jubilee Room, The Pump House, Faringdon Market Square.
In October and November, with the support of local auctioneers Mallams, the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire is running an online auction to raise a significant sum for the High Sheriff's Charitable Fund, with a third of the proceeds going to YoCO.
This can't be done without some fabulous and prestigious auction lots. Could you donate something wonderful?
Tickets for leading sports events? An adventure? A holiday? A weekend away? A dinner? An artefact? A once-in-a-lifetime experience? An event with a celebrity? A unique work experience placement?
The publicity for this prestigious auction will be widespread across Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties with brochures (online and paper) going to over 5,000 people. All donors are invited to put their logo and a brief resume of their business alongside the photos and the description of the auction lot.
Contact us now to find out more...
October 7th, 5.00pm
Click here for details, we hope to see you there!
We ran a great stall with tombola, raffle and water or wine bottles!
Over 1,000 runners signed up for this year's Blenheim 7k events, and we had another glorious sunny day.
One of our groups ran a bag drop stall to raise money. Here are some comments from the kids:
“While there was a 7K run we took their bags for them. At first it was an unsuccessful day and then people came running over and begging for us to have their bags. We made an amazing £144 so at the end it was a good day!” Courtney
“The runners paid us a donation of £2 per bag. They collected them at the end of the race and we raised around £140. It was a good atmosphere. I can't wait for future fund raisers.” Ellie
Monday 1 May - 9am May Day Morning
Music and breakfast at Dorchester Abbey:
“On May morning me and my group went to Dorchester Abbey at half past eight in the morning. It was difficult as I'm not normally a morning person and I hate getting up early, but helping people and families by taking their breakfast over for them made me feel very helpful. That was our first fund raiser.” Courtney
“When we got there we had to serve coffee and breakfast to the families that arrived at the church. I was in a joyful mood. Once we had finished serving breakfast the choir sang their songs. Whilst they were singing we were tidying up the plates and cups and washing up.” Chris
Thursday 27 April
We will be having The Grand Launch of YoCO - watch the press for the full story
Thursday 9 February
Fifteen years of the Nasio Trust and the start of a new charity to take the youth work of Nasio in Oxfordshire even further, were two excellent reasons for a great gathering of keen Nasio supporters in Dorchester in February.
Young people who have already volunteered in Kenya represented groups from Abingdon Foyer, Berinsfield, Dalton Barracks, Wallingford, and Wantage. They enthusiastically shared their stories with Nasio leaders and with the trustees of the new charity Youth Challenge Oxfordshire (YoCO). Having had the life changing experience of volunteering in Kenya, many described how it had influenced them to make their own exciting plans from training to be a chef or a youth leader to applying for courses at university such as international development, anthropology, nursing, teaching, sociology, law and medicine.
The new charity, YoCO, will develop the Nasio Trust's work with youth groups in Oxfordshire to provide a programme leading to a volunteering trip to the Nasio Trust in Kenya. With the young peoples' enthusiasm to return to Kenya and to continue to work in the UK as ambassadors for the new charity YoCO, the work of the Nasio Trust will certainly continue to thrive. Plenty to celebrate indeed!
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