Fundraising is managed by Verity Fifer supported by a core team of dedicated volunteers.  We work closely with the community to deliver fundraising events throughout the year.

Fundraising income streams include major events, community fundraising events and volunteer fundraising, local and national corporate partnerships and sponsorship, individual and major giving, charitable trusts and foundations, legacy fundraising and income from collecting tubs.

Verity is also responsible for communications including media relations, website management and digital marketing.

Verity is supported by a core team of 12 volunteers who meet once a month to discuss forthcoming events and initiatives. The volunteer group has recently taken over the coordination of collecting tubs in and around Chipping Norton.

The team includes;

    • Julia Ayres
    • Monica Deakin
    • Sue Fane
    • Sue Fermor
    • Wendy Finch
    • Annette Lawrence
    • Brenda Moxley
    • Kevin O’Neill
    • Mary Parker
    • Madeleine Rickard
    • Linda Speddy
    • Margaret White
    • Sarah Darnell
Verity Fifer - Head of Fundraising


Graeme Garden OBE has been our Patron since 2018.  Graeme works closely with our Head of Fundraising, Verity Fifer, to plan major fundraising events including:

Comedy Nights, Concerts and our forthcoming Gala Evening at prestigious venues including Merriscourt, Sarsden, Ditchley Park and The Oxford Playhouse.