CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Chipping Norton Jazz and Music Festival
Owing to family bereavements and a change of home address, I will not be able to organize Chippy Jazz in 2017, or subsequently. I'm sorry about this.
After so many years, it would be a great shame for Chippy Jazz just to fade away and be forgotten. So if anyone would like to take over the running of Chippy Jazz, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is more fun than you might think!
Charities supported by Chipping Norton Jazz and Music Festival in previous years include:
Lawrence Home Nursing Team (Registered Charity Number 1076445)
The Lawrence Home Nursing Team (LHNT) provides skilled care for terminally ill patients living in the Chipping Norton area who wish to remain at home. The LHNT works in partnership with GPs, District Nurses and other agencies to provide a package of care to meet the needs of the patient.
SpecialEffect (Registered Charity Number 1121004)
SpecialEffect’s mission is to enable anyone, whatever their disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology. But they are not just doing it for the sake of fun. By giving disabled people the means to participate, they aim to kick-starting rehabilitation, self-esteem and, most importantly, inclusion. Their Eyegaze technology allows people with severe disabilities to use computers to write, talk, or control everyday things such as lights or curtains. The Stargaze initiative provides the loan of eye-controlled technology that can provide immediate help to those who have suffered an injury or illness that has rendered them completely paralysed apart from their eyes. They run a Loan Library to help everyone with a disability to find a way to play the games they love. They have also run a YouTube channel to provide how-to videos for computer gamers with disabilities.
END POLIO NOW - A Rotary Global Charity
In 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative began, polio paralysed more than 1000 children worldwide every day. Since then, 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio thanks to the cooperation of more than 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, backed by an international investment of more than US$ 8 billion. Polio is a crippling and potential ly fatal infectious disease, but for about 50p, a child can be protected against the virus for life. Today, polio has been eliminated from most of the world and only four countries remain endemic. Last year there were only 223 cases reported, and there have been 140 reported this year. However, if we don't finish the fight right now it will return, and more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.