From 1998 until 2011 Oxford School of Learning Ltd supported the Dystonia Society. The main reason behind this was because the then Principal – Chris Sivewright – has dystonia. For an explanation of dystonia read this excellent blog
During that period funds were raised for The Dystonia Society.
Unlike the OSL, Oxford Conferences is essentially a non-profit-making organisation.
The total fee for the conference is made up of two discrete elements:
- Petrol expenses
- A £60 donation to the Dystonia Society, OR to direct to those suffering from Dystonia.
In the past the donation has been used to buy a printer for someone with dystonia, or by books for the Dystonia Society to pass on to members.
Here are some of the letters of thanks:
From 2011 onwards Oxford School of Learning is supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
So far the work done has simply been to raise funds:
Why the Multiple Sclerosis Society?
The decision to favour the Multiple Sclerosis Society rather than the Dystonia Society was taken by the then Principal , Chris Sivewright. The reasoning was that several members of his family suffered from MS.
Now with a new Principal, we see no reason to change the charity – and Chris’ earning for teaching for OSL, will go direct to the charity.
Please feel free to donate – the money goes DIRECT to the MS Society.