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Once again OxPAT is selling Christmas cards to raise money for homeless people in Oxford.

The 2017 cards are approximately 5" x 7" in size, and come in packs of 10 for £5.00. Local artist John Somerscales has again donated the artwork, which this year is a wintry scene of "Snow on the High". The wording in the card reads Season's Greetings.

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

All profits from the cards will be used to help homeless or vulnerably housed people in Oxford.

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.