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An Exclusive Tour of Oxfam’s International Aid Warehouse

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Visit Oxfam’s only International Aid Warehouse in Bicester, where supplies such as water tanks, lifesaver cubes, refugee tents, and hygiene stalls are prepared and shipped to countries all around the world, wherever there is need for them.

The tour is open to everyone, accompanied children are welcome, and those with an interest in international aid and development will be especially interested in seeing how Oxfam ships its supplies.

The Bicester site is a stone's throw from the Bicester shopping village - so why not combine the trip?

What to Expect

The tour will last roughly 2 hours. The first half of the tour will show you the equipment set up, and talk you through some of the innovations that have led to Oxfam using this particular equipment and why. You’ll be able to walk through an emergency shelter, go inside an Oxfam water tank, and see exactly how a small cube can turn dirty water clean.

During the second half you will be able to walk around the warehouse and see each item as it is packed, and learn about shipping rules and regulations, and how this affects and shapes Oxfam’s international work.

You’ll be guided round by one of Oxfam’s key representatives who’ll be able to answer any questions you may have in the international humanitarian side of Oxfam’s operations.

The venue is in a fully working warehouse and so participants must wear high-vis jackets (provided) whilst inside, and comfortable shoes are recommended. In the winter months, it can be quite cold so be sure to wrap up warm!

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Availability

Tours usually run Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10.30am and we usually run 3 to 4 tours a month. Tours run in groups of up to 8 people.

Upcoming dates when tours are planned..

2nd November, 9th November, 16th November and 23rd November.

Please note, if there is an international emergency, the tour may have to be postponed last minute to accommodate for preparations for shipping to affected countries.

How It Works

Once you book your experience here on this website you will receive a confirmation. Please let us know when you book your first and second preference for upcoming dates and we will confirm which is available. Payment will not be requested, and you will not be charged until we have agreed a date.

[the images that illustrate this experience are credited to Phil Kirk]

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Shena Wolsey has worked with Oxfam for 2 years as the Supply Team Manager, and has been running the Oxfam Visitors Centre tours for around 18 months. She has full knowledge of how the Supply Operation works at the Oxfam Supply Centre, and has lots of stories about emergency responses, product development and its use in the field. Her presentation style is 'facts and fun‘!

 

 

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