Oxted One World Group - Helping poor communities overseas
The world faces big problems
The One World Group Oxted raises funds to help people in developing countries to fight poverty and build a better future for their communities. It works to raise local awareness by organising speakers on development issues and projects which have been supported. It was founded in 1982 and draws most of its support from Oxted, Limpsfield, Limpsfield Chart and Hurst Green.
There are 440 Friends. The increase come partly from people who live outside Oxted including Crockham Hill and Westerham. They receive two Newsletters a year reporting on the projects helped and giving information about coming events.
How is the money spent?
The money is spent on projects which tackle specific, named problems where - if possible - we have personal contact with someone who
can ensure the funds are used for the agreed purpose.
What has been achieved?
We have helped local people in Kisokwe, Tanzania, to plant 300,000 trees in an agro-forestry project to conserve water, provide firewood and to produce fruit.
We have funded land and school buildings in Kisumu, Kenya, to provide primary education to poor children who would otherwise have no access to secondary school.
We have helped to purchase 24 acres of land and a dilapidated farmhouse near Kitwe, Zambia which now provides feeding and schooling for a growing number of AIDS orphans.
A Paediatric Ophthalmic Surgeon in a hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, has been able to set up a clinic to deal with child blindness with the help of a “Slit Lamp” paid for by One World Group.
We have supplied an ultrasound scanner for a pre-natal unit at the Abbas Clinic in Pakistan.
We are providing on-going funding for a Day Care Centre, a school and feeding for AIDS orphans near Blantyre, Malawi which is now caring for over 400 children.
We provided funds to purchase leather-working equipment for a shoe manufacturing workshop in a home for street-boys in Kusi, Peru.
How much goes on administration?
The OWG is administered by Friends’ voluntary efforts. Every penny raised goes directly and without deduction to overseas projects, which are carefully assessed. The annual subscription more than covers our administrative costs..
Five things you can do now
Contact Averin Cox,
She will send you an application form together with a Gift Aid declaration. Alternatively, left-click here to open the form (if you have the Acrobat plug-in) or right-click to download the pdf
Fund Raising Events – 2008
1st March 7.30pm - Silent Auction, St.Peter’s Hall, Limpsfield. Raised a record �5,600
During March/April, a sponsored brochure was be sent out to 17,000 households in Oxted and the surrounding area which raised membership by 10%.
Money raised in 2007
Money raised in 2006
Are you a member? Like to join?
What more can you do?
1.2 billion people in the world live on under 75p a day. They are the hardest hit by natural disasters, environmental degradation, repressive social systems and a world economic system which favours the West.
For 25 years, the One World Group has worked to make a difference by supporting projects which help people to help themselves. But giving money is only part of the answer.
The way we live here influences world development in a number of ways. The cheap prices we enjoy may be at the expense of producers overseas. Our wasteful lifestyles exacerbate global environmental problems and are often copied by those struggling for a better life in the developing world. If people in China and India follow our lead, the Earth will be destroyed and the first to suffer will be those already living on the margins of survival. We can help by reducing our impact on the environment and supporting efforts to combat world poverty.
For instance we can
Tony Stanton OBE (Chairman)
All Saints: Felicity Dick & John Leslie.