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Join the Sheffield Fundraising Group

Meet the Sheffield Fundraising Group

In January 2015 the Sheffield Fundraising Group was set up following an event Oxfam put on in the area. As a result, 6 people stepped forward to constitute the group and embark on what has been an inspirational year of volunteering fundraising activity. The group comprises Emily, Bev, Arline, Chrissy, Laura and Audrey. Since then, and in only their first year, the group are well on the way to having raised almost £2,000 with a variety of events in their local Sheffield community. They've put on dances, pub quizzes and supported the local Oxjam team in this period and they hope to do even more in 2016. As if that wasn't enough they are all local shop volunteers so their support of the Oxfam cause is inspirational.

"It's been hard work and organising events takes time, patience and all of the team pulling together. But we've had the support of some truly wonderful people and organisations over the past year who have provided the venues, catering and entertainment for the types of events we have managed to put on. In particular the support of the local shops has been vital and this, alongside, support from local businesses providing prizes and sponsorship is invaluable.

I meet with the team on a monthly basis and these informal meetings are really important in trying to gel everything together, make plans and get things sorted. Not everything works out as we want it straight away but we're a resilient bunch and I'm so pleased that in the past year we've been able to do so much for the charity.


I'd definitely say get involved in volunteering for a local group as the feeling you have when an event is finished successfully is absolutely brilliant making all the effort and hard work worthwhile."

Emily Ducker, Chair


If you're interested in joining them to help end poverty for good let us know and we'll put you in touch. Email Ron Lodge, Regional Fundraising Manager for the North to find out more about joining this group.

Oxfam has a network of local fundraising and campaigning groups (see the Campaign Network pages) across the country made up of people like you, who get together to organise fundraising events, campaign for change and meet like-minded people in their local area. They recognise that between them they can raise more money than they could donate themselves. The groups are led and shaped by you; some are purely fundraising or campaigning and some do both.

If you are interested in starting a new group, please contact our Community Engagement Team.