Stonesfield ~ Oxfordshire
Historic Cotswold Village

Give an Education for Christmas

From Deborah Ginns at Cecily’s fund:

Cecily's Fund, set up in memory of Cecily Eastwood from Stonesfield, has been selected for the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year. This gives the charity a unique opportunity to raise £2 for every £1 donated. The money goes to help educate Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
Donations given through the Big Give website can attract matched funding allocated each day between 5 and 9 December. The funds are allocated from 10am, so the earlier donations are made the more likely to attract matched funding.
Can you help us ‘give an education for Christmas’? £10 will buy a school uniform, £13 a pair of shoes to walk to school, £30 provides a primary school education, shoes, books and uniform for a child for a year. Find out more visit UK Charity no 1071660.


Cecily's Day - Saturday 3 September 2011

Sabita Banerji writes:

The Chairman and Trustees of Cecily’s Fund request the pleasure of your company at Cecily’s Day ~ our annual picnic and very informal General Meeting at 12.30 pm on Saturday 3 September 2011 on the lawns of Stonesfield Manor, near Witney, (or in St James’ Centre if wet).
Cecily's Fund was set up in memory of Stonesfield teenager, Cecily Eastwood. It helps educate 9,500 orphans in Zambia. Come to Cecily's Day to find out more and to get a head start on buying your Christmas cards and unique Zambian hand-made Christmas presents!
For more info, see or email


Carol singing in Stonesfield

“On a cold winter’s night that was so deep...” carollers raised over £50 for Christian Aid from Stonesfield residents by singing their hearts out (helped by a nip or two of mulled cider).... and rescuing the odd motorist stuck in the snow.


Could you make a difference to families with young children?

Home-Start Banbury & Chipping Norton will be running its next Volunteer Preparation Course starting 27 September 2010.
According to Home-Start Banbury & Chipping Norton, “many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. Your experience as a parent can help other parents.”
“Do you have 2-3 hours to spare each week? Could you befriend a local family? Interested? Then come and join us.”
Contact Christine or Karen - Tel/Fax 01295 266358 - Or Email:

Applicants will be subject to a CRB check