FOCUS in the community

Our ethos at FOCUS has always been to work hard – and play hard. This extends from our business world into the local community with the aim of giving back to those who do not benefit from the privileges that we sometimes take for granted.

FOCUS was proud to be a main sponsor of – and participant in – Twin Town Challenge 2016, raising funds for SpecialEffect.

We will continue to support this fantastic cause and Twin Town Challenge 2018 with Focus Oxford Risk Management Ltd – look out for further news on this.

Twin Town Challenge 2016

TTC16 cover

The challenge involved getting a car purchased for no more than £500 from Witney to Le Touquet and back, completing challenges along the way. The “Never Lose FOCUS” team just about completed the trip in a 1983 Porsche 944 – found in a farmyard in Somerset!

TTC16 raised more than £275,000 which will enable SpecialEffect to help more people with physical disabilities to put fun and inclusion back into their lives by helping them to play video games.

SpecialEffect do whatever it takes to help people with physical disabilities to enjoy games. By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, they find a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But they are not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, they bringing families and friends together and have a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation. Registered Charity Number 1121004.

Watch our video interview below to find out why we got involved.

FOCUS has also provide support over the years for Helen & Douglas House by fundraising events held in the office, collections of unwanted clothes or items, or a team from FOCUS taking part in organised events such as Santas on the Run, The Monster Race and the Oxford Rainbow Run.

About UsSantas ready for the off

FOCUS also supports national fundraising events throughout the year, such as the Macmillan Coffee Morning,  Wear it Pink Day and Jeans for Genes.