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Philanthropy


Philanthropic giving offers you a crucial role in helping Oxfam fight poverty. Whether it's giving a large donation or giving business advice to smallholders in the developing world - there are many ways for people with exceptional wealth or skills to support Oxfam.

Our approach

We aim to build deep, long-term relationships with individuals, trusts and foundations who can support us with significant gifts and believe passionately that, by maximising our partnerships, we can achieve more effective, lasting change.

We provide a personalised service to all our key supporters.

We also host regular events and, where appropriate, can arrange for you to visit a project you have supported so you can see first hand the difference your commitment has made.

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Our Annual Report and Accounts detail how we've performed against our objectives.

Annual Report and Accounts



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Women's Unlimited Patron

Dr Nighat Awan

Dr Nighat Awan OBE counts four highly successful and very diverse companies amongst her business achievements, encompassing fashion, floristry, food and most recently property and interior design. Her previous roles have included Executive Director on the Board at Interflora, Chair of the Ethnic Minority Business Forum and Chair of Mosaic in the North West. She is currently CEO of the Shere Khan Group of restaurants.

She joined Oxfam as a Patron of our 'Women Unlimited' work in 2016, raising vital awareness and funds to support Oxfam's work with women in Syria and South Asia. Nighat is a prominent figure in the North West, known for her tireless charitable activities which include work as Ambassador for Business in the Community; The Prince's Trust; and Cancer BACUP and founder of the Nighat Awan Academies for Muslims and Hindus in Bangladesh.

In 2004, Nighat was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to export and to charity. Other accolades include: Outstanding Contribution Award at Manchester's Food and Drink festival (2004); the Business Award in the Muslim News Awards for Excellence (2005); the Entrepreneur Award in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards (2005); and an honorary doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University (2006).