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Manchester to Monaco for Kidneys for Life

Old Member Andrew Roocroft (2007) is undertaking a cycling challenge for one month from 27 August 2015.  His journey will take him from Manchester to Monaco via EdgbastonOxfordLondonParis, then following the route taken by Napoleon two hundred years ago on his brief return from Elba to Antibes, arriving in Monaco by 27 September.  Approximate distance: 1000 miles!

Wadi Rum Ultra

On 6 April 2016, Old Member Zander Whitehurst (2010) is taking part in 'The Worlds Toughest Footrace' - 38 miles a day in 50˚C heat, for 5 consecutive days, in Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert.

One Young World

Charlotte Crowther (2004, Fine Art), has been selected as a suitable representative of her country and generation for the One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland, 15-19 October 2014.

We invite you to sponsor Charlotte as a delegate for the Summit. 


Girlguiding: LaSER Malawi 2014

Members of LaSER (London and South East England) Girguiding are going to Malawi next year, to work with a charity called The Book Bus.

The Book Bus is a mobile book service for disadvantaged children in Africa, Asia and South America. Since it was set up in 2007, over 6000 children have been able to experience the joy of reading, creative arts and music. 



Nepal in Need

Nepal in Need (NiN) was founded in 2008 by Old Member Catherine Blaiklock and Gyaljen Sherpa. This charity operates in the Arun Valley of Eastern Nepal and aims to help the indigenous Rai and Sherpa peoples in this area with primary health care, education, and the provision of basic utilities.




Wells for India

Wells for India is UK charity working on water related projects in Rajasthan in north west India, founded by Christ Church old member Dr Nicholas Gray and his wife Professor Mary Grey in 1987.

Our focus is on water - the provision of sufficient clean water for drinking, cooking, washing, the animals and for crops - all the things we take for granted here.

The Glacier Trust

The Glacier Trust is a UK registered charity working to mitigate the effects of climate change upon communities living at high altitudes in the Himalayas. Rapid atmospheric warming has brought changes of weather patterns. Long droughts and shorter heavier rainfall events are increasingly frequent, making life precarious for remote and already undernourished subsistence communities.

The Andrew Chamblin Fund

Andrew Chamblin, an old member of Christ Church (1991), died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2006 at the very early age of 36. Friends and relatives of Andrew have joined together to commemorate his memory by forming the Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert Fund with the intention of funding an annual organ concert to be given in Christ Church Cathedral, given Andrew's own accomplishments as an organist and great appreciation of organ music.

The inaugural Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on Thursday 10th May 2007 and was given by the internationally renowned organist Thomas Trotter FRCO. Mr Trotter played a number of organ pieces by Mozart, Handel and Bach.

Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert 2015

The ninth annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert will be given by the internationally renowned organist Lorenzo Ghielmi at 8 pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, on Thursday 11th June 2015.  Mr Ghielmi will play a selection of organ works by Scarlatti, Pasquini, Zipoli, Bruhns and Bach.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. There are no tickets required and no reserved seating.


Alastair Ramsay Charitable Trust

The Alastair Ramsay Charitable Trust ("ARCH") was founded in late 2007 in memory of Alastair Ramsay, a former member of Christ Church (1986 to 1990) who died suddenly that year at the age of 39. Alastair studied History and Economics and was a keen sportsman who represented Christ Church at soccer, hockey and cricket and got a half-blue in racquets but will be most remembered by those who knew him for being one of life's genuinely likeable people. After leaving Christ Church Alastair worked at McKinsey, learning that he had been elected a Director just three days before his death.

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