A BUSINESS school in Oxford has donated 330 items to a charity for young carers in Didcot.

Saïd Business School, based at the University of Oxford, has donated items collected in just two weeks for its charity partner, Be Free Young Carers.

 The Business School’s Dean, Professor Soumitra Dutta, presented the collection to the charity at its site in Park End Street, Oxford, to help carers aged eight to 17 across the county this festive period.

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A host of items were donated including fluffy socks, hot water bottles, eye masks, sleep spray, chocolates, and shower gels. 

Prof. Dutta said: “While we are a global business school with an international outlook, we are very much grounded within our local Oxford community.

“Supporting children and young people across Oxfordshire who find themselves with caring responsibilities for a loved one is such a compelling cause, it was great to see our School community rally behind this appeal in such a short space of time.

“We appreciate the burden these young people carry, and I hope the many items we have collected will help spread some Christmas cheer to them.”

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CEO of the charity, Sabiene North, added: “Thank you all so much to people at Saïd Business School for their support and contribution to our Christmas appeal - it has made such a difference.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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