Community & Charity

Our Business is about People, and not just those who work with us.

Our business is about people, and not just those that work with us. We are dedicated to the communities that our business touches, actively engaging with charities, educational institutions, clubs and societies close to our Oxfordshire base and further afield.

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Charity & Community Partners

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Alzheimer's Research UK

Evenlode donated money to Alzheimer’s Research on behalf of a member of the team back in October 2018. This money will help to fund ground-breaking research projects across the UK which aim to diagnose, prevent, treat and ultimately cure Alzheimer’s Disease. The Charity’s mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.
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Banbury Young Homelessness Project

The Banbury Youth Homeless Project supports young people aged between 13 and 25 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, disadvantaged (and often their families) or simply in need of some advice and support. Evenlode recently donated money to the charity which went towards purchasing fundraising software and transport for their visit to the Houses of Parliament.
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Genetics Clinic Oxford

The Medical Genetics Clinic is based in the Churchill hospital in Oxford. The team help to support families who have recently had family members fall ill through cancer. They research the whole family’s medical history, establish the gene type which has caused the cancer, offer other family members the option to be tested for the so-called ‘wonky gene’ and if necessary, arrange for any required screening to be put in place as a preventative method. Evenlode recently donated to the clinic, with the money going towards invaluable family medical research, the betterment of the unit and educational courses for the staff.
World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief builds and distributes specially designed, locally assembled Buffalo Bicycles to people in sub-Saharan Africa. These bikes help to improve people’s lives so that they can get to school, work and the market in a much quicker and safer fashion. Back in December Evenlode made a donation to the charity, and they have previously sponsored two team members to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours, with all proceeds raised going to World Bicycle Relief.
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Friends of Mettupalayam

Friends of Mettupalayam focus on improving the life circumstances and opportunities for people living in the area of Tamil Nadu. The charity focuses on a range of significant areas which include education, nutrition, disability, credit unions, health and welfare, farming and support for the elderly. They charity currently runs two primary schools, a farm and over 200 women’s groups.
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Special Effect

SpecialEffect is a local charity that uses technology to enable disabled people to play video games. The technology ranges from modified joypads to eye-control. The charity believes that by levelling the playing field they bring families and friends together which can have a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.
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Mind

Evenlode donated money to Mind on behalf of a member of the team back in October 2018. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK funds vital research alongside raising awareness to help reduce the number of deaths from cancer. It is the largest independent cancer research charity and conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Crisis

Crisis is the UK national charity for single homeless people. The charity offers year-round education, employment, housing and well-being services from its centres across the UK. As well as these services Crisis offers food, warmth, companionship and vital services to homeless people over the Christmas period.
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Brain Research UK

Brain Research UK funds research to discover the causes of neurological conditions and develop treatments to help improve the lives of those affected by it. Back in December 2017 Evenlode made a donation to Brain Research UK on behalf of a member of their team.
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Chipping Norton Scouts

Evenlode has been helping their local scout group by donating money to help fit out the new scout hut. Scouting helps young people improve their key skills, including social skills, teamwork ability, leadership ability and their confidence.
Cropredy Cricket Club

Cropredy Cricket Club

Cropredy Cricket Club is a local village club based in North Oxfordshire. Back in 2017 Evenlode sponsored the club to help towards the building of their second pavilion. The new building will go a long way towards expanding the club’s capabilities and meeting future needs.
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The Lung Foundation

The Lung Foundation help people affected by lung conditions, whether it be lung disease, COPD or lung cancer. They have a helpline and promote community groups across the UK. The charity also focuses on research with the aim of improving care, preventing, treating and ultimately curing lung diseases. Evenlode donated to the charity last year on behalf of one of their team members.
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Chipping Norton School

Several members of our team have been involved in supporting Chipping Norton School. From facilitating work experience and giving talks on everything from careers, to day-to-day money matters. We are currently restarting the Young Enterprise scheme within the school which will encourage students to learn about business, financial services, and managing their money.
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Women's Aid

Women’s aid is a charity that shapes and coordinates responses to domestic abuse. They provide just under 300 services to women and children across the country. The charity provides expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and they also operate a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline. Evenlode donated to this charity back in December 2017.
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Lawrence Home Nursing

Lawrence Home Nursing provide specialist end-of-life nursing care, free of charge in the Chipping Norton area, for those who wish to die at home with dignity, care and reassurance. Evenlode and The Oak Investment Partnership have a long relationship with the Lawrence Home Nursing team, with the founder of The Oak Investment Partnership being a Trustee for the Charity. Evenlode regularly donates to the charity and will continue to do so.
The Oxford Trust

The Oxford Trust

The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust that was established in 1985 by the founders of Oxford Instruments. The Trust’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the study, application and communication of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Evenlode currently sponsors a new venture of the Oxford Trust, known as Stansfeld Park, which will be the UK’s first indoor-outdoor science education centre designed specifically for early years and primary-aged children, their teachers and their families.
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