Monthly Spotlight

A regular focus on a recent project that has received help from The Mosawi Foundation


Spotlight on Churches in Reading, Drop in Centre - January 2021

We at CiRDiC are very grateful to The Mosawi Foundation who have supported us. They have provided funds to help us make Christmas a good experience for the poor and needy in our community and to ensure all our guests received a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and a pudding.


The dinners and puddings were packed into containers to be taken away for their meal on Christmas day and we checked to ensure that someone would heat the dinners for those living in tents.

We also gave our homeless guests a large bag of goodies with lots of Christmas treats which was been sponsored by The Mosawi Foundation.

The team at CiRDiC made up 100 bagsthat were given out, along with the takeaway Christmas meal, to our guests on Christmas Eve as our wish for them was that they would have as good a day as it is possible, under the circumstances they face.

We are very grateful to The Mosawi Foundation for your help in making this Christmas a great success.
Mabel Boyd, Manager


For more information about CiRDiC please visit www.cirdic.org.uk



Spotlight on NOMAD - December 2020

December is always a busy month for NOMAD as we prepare Christmas food parcels, and this year is no exception. In fact, the whole year has been exceptional as we, along with everyone else have tried to navigate our way through the restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic. With much of our regular work curtailed and an increase in demand for food parcels for a few months the Food Bank became our key focus. Between March and October, we packed 2107 bags of food and delivered 955 food parcels a 385% increase over the same period last year. It was a privilege to be able to provide food for as many as 160 individuals and families and truly amazing to see the ground swell of support from within the community as donations of food and money poured in to support those in need.

We are enormously grateful to the MOSAWI Foundation who have been key supporters as they provided funds to help us stock up on items that we were short of and to allow us to respond to people who presented with various needs. Helping someone pay for their fuel bill, purchasing a laptop to enable someone else to continue their learning remotely and paying the transport costs of moving a fridge-freezer to replace one that had broken for a family. These were just some of the things that their donations enabled us to do in the community.

As restrictions were loosened some of our normal work returned and we found ourselves busy with one to one mentoring both in schools and at our centre. Family support work increased and alongside the foodbank - life with NOMAD became even busier.

Moving into the run up to Christmas 2020, we are preparing to pack food parcels for up to 150 families. The festivities will of course be different this year but thanks again to the generosity of individuals, community groups and local charities we hope to provide not only basic and essential food items but also include lots of the Christmas goodies that we all enjoy.

Christmas 2019 Food parcels awaiting delivery


For more information about Nomad please visit www.nomadhenley.co.uk



Spotlight on Oxford Hospitals Charity - November 2020

A huge, sunshine-filled thank you to the Trustees of the Mosawi Foundation from Oxford Hospitals Charity

'Thank you so much for your generous contribution. The sunflower growing competition has been enjoyed by many staff and their families, and there has been a real sense of engagement and competition! It has been a challenging few months for us all, and your kind gesture has meant there has been something positive to talk about. Once again, thank you.'
Katie Gore, Lead Physiotherapist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford Hospitals Charity: about us
We are dedicated to providing the best medical equipment, research and facilities for our patients and staff, and go beyond what can be funded by the NHS. The impact of our work can be seen across the hospitals in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust including the John Radcliffe, Oxford Children's Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and Horton General in Banbury.

For more information about the Oxford Hospitals Charity please see their website: www.hospitalcharity.co.uk

Oxford Hospitals Charity: registered charity number 1175809, a company limited by guarantee number 11052176