Something just a little different…

An Oxfam Christmas is a fun thing. We have shop parties, and surround ourselves with far far too much tinsel. This year my volunteers and I have been planning something a little different.   Meet Alfie the Goat; and our delightful volunteer Hayley. Alfie is a mix of wire and papier-mache and is the star…

Book Group news and times!

Join our book group!       For November’s meeting, on Wednesday the 18th, We’ll be reading “The Great Fire” by Shirley Hazzard. She is an Australian author also known for “The Transit of Venus” . The story is set in China in 1947 and concerns a war hero’s travels in that country.   There will be no…

‘We Don’t Read Pulp’ The Balham Book Group

It goes without saying that Oxfam Balham is run by book-lovers, staff and volunteers alike. One of the first questions we ask a new volunteer is ‘So, what do you read?’ In 2011 the previous manager, Zoe started a Book Group for local people and for volunteers and it is still going strong four years later.…

How can it be too soon for Christmas?

This Saturday two of our marvelous volunteers Tilly and Nadia put up our festive fare display in the bookshop. These includes great gifts and sweet treats from Oxfam’s range of fair-trade, ethically made and sourced products. Which is ticking all kinds of excellent Oxfam Values Boxes. I have been volunteering, and then working for Oxfam…

Balham Buskathon and our week-long ‘music festival’

The Oxjam Balham Buskathon If you’ve walked along Balham High Road since Friday you’ll no doubt have spotted the glorious pink Oxjam banner hanging outside the shop. Saturday’s Balham Buskathon (I love the alliteration) will be happening 12pm – 4pm. Horay! Follow Oxjam Balham on social media for more regular updates: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oxfam-Balham-256571894366530/timeline/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/OxfamBalham and…