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OxPAT Christmas cards now on sale

All the profit from these cards goes to help homeless people. Choose from



View from Christchurch Meadow



Snow on the High

The cards are approximately 5" x 7" in size, and come in packs of 10 for £5.00. Local artist John Somerscales painted them and has donated the artwork. The wording in the card reads Season's Greetings. The first card, View from Christchurch Meadow, is new in 2018, Snow on the High was first sold in 2017.

Cards can be obtained from:

  1. The Christmas card fair at Oxford Town Hall, open until 18 December
  2. The Hayfield Deli on Hayfield Rd, Oxford
  3. by mail order to christmascards@oxpat.org

The Problem

Oxford, with its dreaming spires, academic community, thriving business life and throngs of tourists, is also home to many people in need. A quarter of the city's population suffers significant financial hardship. Begging or sleeping on the streets are the obvious signs of poverty. Much more is hidden from view.

The OxPat Response

Set up in 1996 by concerned citizens, representatives from the City, University, police and churches, and run by volunteers, OxPAT has raised over £330,000 so far to alleviate visible and invisible poverty in Oxford. Every penny donated to OxPAT is distributed to organisations providing shelter, food, day centres, clothing, advice and medical care to people in need.