Oxjam Beeston 2015 – they think its all over, it is now….



We’re chuffed to announce that our final fundraising total for 2015 is now a gob smacking £17,020!!!  This smashes our previous record of £12,600 and brings overall fundraising for Oxjam Beeston to £48,740 since 2011! You have helped to make a real difference to people in urgent need around the world.

There are so many people to thank that we’ll probably miss someone… but we’re going to try!!!!

Oxjam punters  – that’s you! Thanks to everyone who supported, donated and enjoyed Oxjam fundraisers and events this year. We salute you!

Oxjam artists – 100 different bands and artists played for your entertainment and entirely for free.  There’s too many to name but you are flipping amazing!

Oxjam volunteers – we rely on a large number of volunteers to run Oxjam Beeston. Thanks to the University of Nottingham Oxfam Society and the many amazing volunteers who helped as Venue Managers, Roadies or Fundraisers.

Oxjam sound engineers – these guys are awesome! Thanks to Jon Webster & Slobdog, Ash Stirland & Soundmonkey, Clive Buxton & Soundtime and all our marvellous sound engineers who helped on the day.

Oxfam Books and Music –  thanks to Sue Gordon and the team who have provided huge support in promoting the event and selling tickets / wristbands.

Guitar Spot – a big thank you to Derek and Jimmy for selling tickets and wristbands for Oxjam.

Oxjam venues – 15 of them this year! Thanks to Bartons, Bean, Crown Inn, Chequers, Creative Corner, Greenhood, Hop Pole, Malt Shovel, Relish, Rye, Star Inn, The Bar, Victory Club and White Lion Bar and Kitchen.

Oxjam sponsors – Oxjam relies on financial support to cover our costs as much as possible and maximise fundraising. Big thanks to NET, Lets go to Beeston, Hex Productions, Foster Industrial and CP Walker. We also received contributions from University of Nottingham Community Chest, Broxtowe Borough Council and Cllr Kate Foale – cheers!

Oxjam App – we even managed our own App this year!! Thanks to Raphael Velt and the Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham.

Oxjam photographers – Thanks to Chris Frost and the other talented photographers who captured some brilliant images during our events.

Local schools – Oxjam has great links with local schools who have supported our events and helped us to find the next generation of Oxjam artists! Special thanks to White Hills Federation, Roundhill School and John Clifford School.

Local media – we’ve had fantastic support from The Beestonian, Breeze, Beeston Express, Nottingham Evening Post, Notts TV and the BBC in helping promote our events.

Last but not least, the awesome Oxjam Beeston team who do an amazing job in planning, supporting, fundraising (and drinking) their way through the Oxjam year!   If you’d be interested in joining the Oxjam Beeston Team, then please contact us on social media or email oxjam.beeston@gmail.com