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12 july 2012

£1K charity donation by IT staff

IT staff donation to Helen and Douglas House.

University IT staff have donated over £1,000 to local charity Helen & Douglas House as part of their annual conference.

The ICTF conference, which brought together IT staff from across the University on 5 July, included a prize draw for charity, and participants overwhelmingly nominated Helen & Douglas House - a hospice for children and young adults based in East Oxford - as the preferred recipient.

Pictured above are Sarah Lawson (left) and Jeremy Worth, Secretary and Chairman of the ICT Forum, handing over a cheque for £1038.87 to Aimie Hancock (right) from Helen & Douglas House.  

Commenting on the donation, Tony Brett, Head of IT Support Staff Services, said: "I'm delighted that Oxford’s IT staff have given so generously to such a well-deserving local charity.  Their generosity is testament to the many ways in which University staff contribute to the local community."