Soup kitchen support

16th January 2019


More than £1600 goes to the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen thanks to a fundraising campaign by Wadham’s Iffley Road builders, Gilbert-Ash.

The campaign, launched in December 2018, aimed to support the large number of homeless people in Oxford.

Iffley Road Site Agent, Sam Clingen, from Gilbert-Ash, commented: “The Icolyn Smith Foundation was chosen as we wanted to pick a charity local to the site. We liked its primary goal of to help the homeless and vulnerable in Oxford City. The main objectives of the charity are to provide hot food, clean dry clothing and relief of financial hardship amongst people living or working in the Oxford area.”

Sam added: “On behalf of Gilbert-Ash I would like to say a massive thanks to all of the companies involved in the Dorothy Wadham Project that helped to raise a fantastic £1622.95 for the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen. This was way beyond our expectations and we really do appreciate all the donations received.”

The Dorothy Wadham Project is the working name for the development of 135 student bedrooms for Wadham College second-year students. The project is due to be completed in the summer of 2019.