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Charities in Abingdon

Local charities or local branches of charities

Abingdon-on-Thames is a town with a wealth of volunteers and givers, people who believe in making the world a better place. There are lots of open and friendly charitable organisations who welcome anyone willing to give a little time and energy to make something good happen. Find a cause you believe in and discover how life-enriching it can be to become a member of one of these groups.

This particular year special mention is given to:

Abingdon Community Fridge operates from the Wellbeing Centre
Abingdon Community Larder runs on Fridays from Abingdon Carousel OX14 5GZ
Abingdon Foodbank OX14 1PL donations of foodstuffs welcomed

Local to the town or adjoining villages, if your charitable society or branch of an organisation is not listed below, and you think it ought to be, then please contact the Town Council at to give us the details.


Abingdon Community Hospital League of Friends

The League of Friends ACHLOF runs a popular general knowledge quiz and social events such as coffee mornings and carol singing.  To support the hospital and keep services local, it is in need of more volunteer effort this year.

Abingdon & District National Trust  Association  

Website -

Meetings held at Trinity Church hall. 

Against Breast Cancer

01235 534211

Leathem House, 13 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3YT

The Abingdon Bridge                          

27 Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HN

Air and Country Show

Abingdon Air & Country Show  May each year   

Neil Porter through the website 


Abingdon Alzheimers - services available but branch not so active - a local memory club operates           

Abingdon Resource & Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, OX14 3GD

Amnesty International

Abingdon Amnesty International Group     

King's Head and Bell, East St Helen Street, OX14 5EA


ARCh recruits, trains and support volunteers to work one-to-one with selected children in primary schools throughout Abingdon area to inspire them to enjoy reading. Opportunities to join are available throughout the year.

Website email tel 01869 320380



Abingdon Carousel is a charitable trust running the families' centre 
Caldecott Chase, OX14 5GZ
Monday morning drop in Citizens' Advice (web info see below)

Citizens' Advice 

Abingdon & District Citizens' Advice

08444 111 444

The New Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JD
Independent accessible entrance at the East side of the building (maroon doors)
With a high volume of people needing assistance there is a recruitment drive for more advisers

Christ's Hospital

Christ's Hospital of Abingdon

1 Old Station Yard, Abingdon, OX14 3LQ

01235 526487


Abingdon Foodbank, Christ Church, Northcourt Road, Abingdon OX14 1PL
Needs support all year round. Three vans collect donations from local sources and over forty charitable organisations receive donations, at elast eight in town. Some food is available, some is given to family centres and places that cook for the homeless.

Friends of Abingdon

Abingdon Civic Society  

Hester Hand       The Abbey Buildings Trust conserving the medieval buildings and Unicorn Theatre 18, Thames Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HZ

Kennington Memory Club 

Living well with Dementia

A place where people with a diagnosis of dementia can meet in a safe, friendly, supportive environment for company and for interesting activities suited to their individual needs and preferences.


Helen: 07852883496

Lions International

Abingdon Lions Club community events, fundraising for defibrillators in town

Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG


The Charter, Broad Street, Abingdon OX14 3LZ

Mental health and well being. Lots of activities in healthy, mindful living, crafts, arts, music.

Museum Friends

Abingdon Museum Friends have a page on the Museum section of this site

Peter Hallowell

Meetings first Thursday St Helens Church Centre, West St Helen Street, OX14 5BS

National Trust

Abingdon & District National Trust  Association  

Website -

Meetings held at Trinity Church hall. 

Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Abingdon three branches of Rotary in town                         

Save the Chidren Abingdon branch
More local volunteers needed

St Ethelwold’s

St Ethelwold’s Fellowship  with activities and workshops at the house                    

30 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 5EB

Vale of White Horse Foyer for young people

8 The Square, OX14 5FT

Guiness Trust. District Council's housing team have more information
Vesper Rotary Club

Abingdon Vesper Rotary Club       Oxford Abingdon Hotel, Marcham Road, Abingdon, OX14 1TZ

Yellow Submarine Charity

Yellow Submarine support Young People (11+) and Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. They offer a range of social clubs, school holiday activities and workplace training.

For more information call 01865 236 119 and speak to one of the friendly team.



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