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David visits Faringdon Cycle Park

Today, David visited the Faringdon Cycle Park and met the Farcycle team. He is exploring whether this kind of idea can be replicated within Oxfordshire or elsewhere.

David holds virtual meeting on climate change

Today, David spoke with constituents about a range of environmental issues including climate change, cycling, planning, post-COVID recovery, energy and plastics. Thank you to everyone who joined the call.

Volunteers' Week Heroes

Thank you to everyone who nominated an individual or organisation as their local hero. 

The Top 3 most named were:

1. Ray Collins Charitable Trust
2. Helping Hands
3. Maymessy

Volunteers' Week Hero Announced

Thank you to everyone who nominated an individual or organisation as their local hero. 

It was a very competitive field and I will write to everyone who was nominated but the Top 3 most named were:

1. Ray Collins Charitable Trust
2. Helping Hands
3. Maymessy

Volunteers' Week Heroes - Play2Give

Play2Give founded in 2007 is a Didcot-based fundraising organisation supporting raising money and awareness for many Oxfordshire charities.

Volunteers' Week Heroes - SOFEA Community Larder

SOFEA's model 'helps uplift and upskill young people, empowering them to directly support the communities in which they are they are expected to thrive.'

They focus on three key social challenges:

Volunteers' Week Heroes - Maymessy

Maymesssy's mission is to empower disadvantaged groups through cookery classes and wellness activities so they gain greater life skills and wellbeing.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role volunteers play in Oxfordshire and the wider country. 

Local schools helping to manufacture PPE

"I’d like to commend the work of Design and Technology departments in schools across the constituency – and the country – in assisting in the fight against COVID-19. Across the country over 250,000 pieces of PPE have been manufactured by schools.