29 August 2017 - Old pound coins for Porridge


Help us fill a porridge pot with 14 old £1 coins and provide a mug of porridge to 40 primary school children for a whole week in one of our Porridge Clubs!

If you would like us to post or email one of these collection posters to you, please contact us with your postal or email address and we'll do the rest. Alternatively, you can pick them up from our shops in Faringdon, Grove, Lechlade or Witney.

Maybe you would also like to share posters in your workplace, church, club or school? In this case, just let us know how many you would like when you visit or contact us and we'll be very happy to provide them to you.


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05 July 2017 - Oxford Half Marathon Returns!

Following the success of the 2016 & 2017 events, the Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon returns to the city on Sunday 8th October 2017 and African Children's Fund is delighted to have once again secured six charity places for the event.

We are looking for existing or would-be runners to represent #TeamACF on the streets of Oxford.

Why join #TeamACF?

  • * Free charity technical t-shirt for all participants to wear during their training and during the race.
  • * One free coaching session with a British Athletics-qualified running coach in Witney, Oxfordshire (Date TBC) plus pre-race coaching support.
  • * Pre- and post-race meeting point in central Oxford with food and drink provided.
  • * Full fundraising support to help you quickly set-up your online fundraising page, with advice from sign up to race day and beyond!

There is no deposit or registration fee to be paid, and we simply ask that our runners raise at least £100 each in sponsorship.

To take up one of  #TeamACF's charity places, please get in touch and we will send further instructions to you. If you have already signed up directly with Oxford Half Marathon but would still like to represent #TeamACF, we'd also love to have you on board so drop us a line with your address and we'll pop your t-shirt in the post.

African Children's Fund's six places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so get in touch to reserve your place today!

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10 May 2017 - Faringdon Race Night - thanks to our super sponsors

With Friday's Faringdon Race Night fast approaching, we'd like to introduce you to our fabulous Race Sponsors, without whom we wouldn't be able to bring you this event.

We're therefore incredibly proud to announce them as:
The Viceroy


Our thanks are also extended to Faringdon Town Council, Newbury Racecourse and Waitrose Faringdon for their support.

We still have some tickets available so if you would like to come along, please either visit one of our shops to buy them or get in touch and we'll put them by on the door for you.

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03 May 2017 - Faringdon Race Night


On Friday 12th May, we will be bringing furlongs, form guides & front runners to the Faringdon Corn Exchange with our fun-filled Charity Race Night.

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to bet on the outcome of six horse races - each of which will be screened so you can cheer on your favourites to be first past the post. There is also a special bonus prize that has been donated by Newbury Racecourse in Race 6!

Tickets for the event are just £10 including entry and supper. They are on sale now in our Faringdon, Grove, Lechlade and Witney shops. Over 18s only. Doors open at 7pm with the first race scheduled for 7:30pm.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by visiting any of our shops or by getting in touch by phone or email.

We look forward to seeing you at the Faringdon Corn Exchange on Friday 12th May!

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12 April 2017 - Grove Record Fair

Celebrate the vinyl revival by coming along to our Record Fair at our Grove shop on Saturday 22nd April from 9:00-4:30.

We have gathered hundreds of records from the 60s, 70s and 80s with a mix of 7" singles, 12" singles and LPs. We have everything from pop to soul and jazz to classical music with some rare records, demo releases and even a couple of signed copies in the mix!

If you would like to clear out some of your pre-loved vinyl beforehand, please consider bringing it to our shops in Faringdon, Grove, Lechlade or Witney ahead of the day.

The more, the merrier! So please invite your record collecting friends to come along to see what treasures they can find! We look forward to seeing you there.

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