The difference your donation makes
Each year our team of 45+ volunteer Community Advocates support approximately 300 disadvantaged Oxfordshire residents to get their voices heard on issues of importance to them. In the absence of friends or family our trained volunteer Advocates are there to support clients to speak up on life changing decisions. This is a service delivered by the community, for the community and is in constant demand as our 2015/16 Impact Report shows.
This non-statutory service costs £41,801 per annum to run. This money provides 180 clients with telephone advocacy and 130 clients with face-to-face advocacy for 3 - 6 months with one of our specially trained volunteers. We are entirely reliant on public donations with no Local Authority funding. Thanks to The Henry Smith Charity we are now 71% funded until March 2019, however we still need to a raise further £11,801 per annum to keep this much needed service going. All donations no matter how small are welcome and will make a difference.
Feedback from our clients
"Thank you so much for all your support and help both before and throughout the appeal.
I couldn't have gone through it without you".
"It really means so much to me I cannot express it in enough words how grateful I am to you
for you being with me on the day and your understanding of my situation".
“Thanks to her support I was able to voice my wishes which were taken into consideration
by people around me".
"I am not sure I would have turned up if my Advocate wasn’t there"!
How to Donate?
To donate a single amount please click on our “Donate Now” button.
To set-up a standing order please complete our Gift Aid Form and post to Getting Heard, Barton Community Centre, Headington, OX3 9LS.
Alternatively you can set-up a direct debit directly through your online banking using the following details:
Account Number: 00018945
CAF Bank Ltd, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4JQ