The One Pound Difference

Oxfam £1


Here is an example of where every donation of £1.00 to Oxfam goes. It is so important that donations are given in order to help those most in need.

Here are examples of what kind of help is offered:

Emergency response

10 year old Reshma lives in Shahbaz camp with her extended family. They were displaced when floods hit Pakistan in the summer of 2010. Oxfam has been providing water and sanitation facilities for nearly 2,000 families who live in the camp.

Development work

We sent actor Bill Nighy to visit Oxfam’s development work in Tanzania, including a jewellery business and a primary school. In both cases, donations to Oxfam are helping people build their own futures.

Fundraising costs

Fundraising costs are a small but vital part of our expenditure. For every £1 we spend on fundraising, we get a return of £5 to spend on our work around the world. And it’s not just about marketing. Fundraising costs let us put on amazing events like Trailwalker UK, which raised £1m in sponsorship money in 2010.

Support and running costs.

Running costs pay to keep our emergency warehouse in Bicester staffed and ready at all times. When disasters strike, Oxfam is uniquely placed to respond quickly, with £1.7m of emergency equipment on standby to help cover every eventuality.

Campaigning for change

Getting politicians to take notice of the big issues around poverty takes time and money, but campaigning really works. In 2011, Sierra Leone celebrated its first year of free health care for mothers and children under five, thanks in part to UK aid money that Oxfam and its supporters persuaded the Government to give.

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