Tackling Inequality: Making Tax Fairer

Talk by Chris Worrall, Oxfam Campaign Project Manager

‘Over the last five years tax avoidance has become a front page issue in the media, with clear public anger against companies legally paying little or no tax.’

 

Join us to find out how to EVEN IT UP.

Thursday 4th December, 6.30 pm

Leeds Civic Hall, Millennium Square, Leeds

Lift Lives for Good…

 

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by abseiling down the Parkinson Building at Leeds University!
Sunday August 17th 2014

Sponsorship is easy using Oxfam’s own Abseil web page. Click on ‘Join Team’ to create your own page and you’ll easily be able to invite your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you! Anyone raising £100 or more will be given one of our beautiful T-shirts, illustrating their achievement.

Also on site will be an Oxfam stall with a slide show illustrating some of Oxfam’s development and emergency work.

Your efforts will make a real difference to lives around the world and will directly help to Lift Lives for Good.
All proceeds will go to Oxfam, registered charity (No 202918). Oxfam works to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.

Contact David at dhewitt@oxfam.org.uk / 07968 308272 for more information.

Sponsored walk update

A big thank you to all our supporters and volunteers for the effort they put into making the walk and the cafe a success!

We have raised £1015 so far and there is still some sponsorship money to come in!

The weather was excellent for our annual fund-raising walk from Hebden Bridge and we had a great day out. Though numbers of walkers were lower than in previous years, we have received sponsorship from some supporters who were not able to join us on the day. Some of our volunteers ran a cafe from 9 am at the Hope Baptist Church, selling home-made cakes and drinks, which raised £182.50. The cafe helped in providing a congenial start and end for the walk, and giving a bit of extra Oxfam visibility to members of the public.

Walkers really enjoyed the walk and the cafe. Some of their comments are below:

“I enjoyed the walk, the area was really nice and the cakes were tasty.”
“I really enjoyed the walk. It was one of the best walks I’ve done recently.”

At the top of the page there is a slideshow of 20+ pictures taken on the day.

Our next event is “Lift Lives for Good” – A sponsored abseil down Leeds University’s Parkinson Building, one of Leeds’ most iconic buildings.

Here’s a snap from our annual sponsored walk today in Hebden Bridge

Sponsored Walk 2014 - Bridge

Well done to everyone who took part today and thank you to everyone who sponsored the event! Check back soon for more pictures and information.

Raising Her Voice

Napalese Women Protesting

A Talk by Jaynee Moon, Oxfam Campaigner and School Speaker. The talk will discuss the aims and thinking behind an Oxfam project ‘ Raising Her Voice’, designed to enable poorer women, in particular, to participate in decision making from local to national level. A case study from Nepal will illustrate some of the barriers to involvement in decision making and how the project helped women from poorer communities to develop the confidence and capacity to raise their voices at community and national levels.
Date: June 10th, 7pm
Venue: Leeds Civic Hall, LS1 1UR – near Millennium Square, Leeds

Where next for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) post 2015?

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Talk by Dr Oriel Kenny, Senior lecturer in Development Studies, Politics & Applied Global Ethics, Leeds MET.
This talk will discuss what we have gained from the Millennium Development Goals since they were agreed in 2000 which was not necessarily what was most intended or expected at that time. Discussions around the Post 2015 landscape have been active for some time with much lobbying from a range of interests & calls for the decisions to be more consultative. So what are likely to be the highlights of the new agreement?
Date: May 13th , 7pm
Venue: Leeds Civic Hall, LS1 1UR near Millennium Square, Leeds

Celebrate Mothers’ Day with Afternoon Tea in Otley

We know that mothers everywhere want the best for their children.  But when
every day is a struggle to feed their families, it takes almost superhuman
strength to succeed.  And yet the world’s poorest mothers never give up.  By
supporting Oxfam’s Mother Appeal, you will give mothers
worldwide the lift they need to use their power to change the future.
Help Leeds Oxfam to raise money for the Mother Appeal and enjoy Fairtrade Tea and Homemade Cakes in Otley.
All money raised on the day will be doubled by the Department for International Development.

Date: Saturday 29th March, 2 pm – 5pm.
Venue: All Saints Parish Hall, Kirkgate, Otley, LS21 5HW

Global Inequality

People on weighing scales

According to a recent Oxfam report, the wealthiest 85 people in the world hold as much wealth as the poorest half of the planet’s population — or about 3.5 billion people. Read a summary of key points and recommendations from Robert Elliott from Leeds Oxfam group.

Download the Word document:
Notes on Oxfam report on Inequality by R. Elliott

Celebrate Mothers’ Day with Afternoon Tea in Otley

We know that mothers everywhere want the best for their children. But when every day is a struggle to feed their families, it takes almost superhuman strength to succeed. And yet the world’s poorest mothers never give up. By supporting Oxfam’s Mother Appeal, you will give mothers worldwide the lift they need to use their power to change the future.
Help Leeds Oxfam to raise money for the Mother Appeal and enjoy Fairtrade Tea and Homemade Cakes in Otley.
All money raised on the day will be doubled by the Department for International Development.
Date: Saturday 29th March, 2 pm – 5 pm.
Venue: All Saints Parish Hall, Kirkgate, Otley, LS21 5HW