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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.

David's interview with the Oxford Mail

David gave an interview to the Oxford Mail this week in which he discusses his first few weeks as an MP, life in the constituency and what made him decide to run for Parliament.

Wallingford School visits Parliament

Great to meet the pupils of Wallingford School on their visit to parliament. As ever, their questions - on Brexit, PR, the voting age - gave experienced interviewers a run for their money! And the height of some of them....

David Johnston meets Play2Give founder

A privilege to meet Play2give founder Andrew Baker, his mum and Matthew - who nominated him - to give him his well-deserved Points of Light award. 

He has raised an amazing £220,000+ for local causes.

David Johnston meets Rebellion in Didcot

Great to meet Rebellion's Jason Kingsley and tour the inspiring new Rebellion development in Didcot - sure to be a big player in the movie world as well as in the constituency!

David Johnston visits Brimstone Farm

Great to visit Brimstone Farm in my constituency today with Theresa Villiers from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

High-quality farming run by the inspiring Becci Berry. A bonus to watch the team deal with cows that escaped and to see a newborn calf!