With money raised from the annual MCR Gala Dinner, Trinity’s graduate students have donated £1200 to Homeless Oxfordshire and given a further £800 to other causes.
The Gala Dinners, held each year in May, include a raffle and an auction, with prizes and auction lots donated by members of the MCR. Previous auction lots have included bouldering and ballroom dancing lessons, a cake of the bidder’s choice, and a caravan trip to Wales. Ticket sales, as well as the proceeds from the raffles and auction, generate the money that is donated to local charities selected by MCR members.
Three charities received donations from the 2017 and 2018 dinners – as well as Homeless Oxfordshire, donations were made to the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op, and the International Rescue Committee (UK).
Around 600 rough sleepers pass through Homeless Oxfordshire’s services each year. Homeless Oxfordshire is the main provider of accommodation for single homeless people across the county and provides a range of housing and high quality support that enables homeless people to have a safe space in which they can begin to take control of their own lives and to learn how to thrive.
‘We simply could not do this without your support, on behalf of all of us at Homeless Oxfordshire thank you’.
Posted: 9 November 2018