Pat with her husband Geoff
Pat came to live at Vale House in 2013

Get Involved

Fundraising is an important part of our activity and we continue to be hugely grateful for the support we’ve received and continue to receive. The following are a few helpful hints for fundraising:

How to Fundraise
Every year thousands of people take part in challenges up and down the country, from doughnut eating to marathon running. If you are taking up a challenge please think of Vale House. Either have your own sponsorship form (we can provide you with one), or it is easy to set up a fundraising page on Just Giving and this service (which is free to you), is both efficient and effective.

Why Fundraise
To help us continue our work in caring for those living with advanced dementia. Please contact Vale House on 01865 718467 or by e-mail

Make a Donation
As a registered charity (no.299766), Vale House is a non-profit making organisation and receives no direct grant from any public authority. The fees for the majority of residents are supported by health and social services, while some are self-funded through their own or their families’ private means. There is no other regular income and all other expenses for improving the fabric and facilities or providing extra benefits for the residents must be covered through fundraising, donations, legacies and similar means.

Whatever you can donate will be much appreciated.

Just Giving
You can make a donation through this national website. Just enter Vale House in the search box and you will go through to our Vale House page. You can then personalise your own page as much as you like – we would encourage you to add a photo of yourself doing your ‘activity’! Please visit for more information.

The Just Giving site gives you the option to include Gift Aid which helps us even more!

By Cheque
If you wish to make a donation by cheque it should be made payable to Vale House and sent to Vale House Oxford, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4XL. Click here to download a donation form

By Bank Transfer
Please ring Jane Goodgame on 01865 718467 or email

Leave a Legacy
This is an important way of supporting Vale House and its work. Any amount, no matter how small, will make a difference to us. A legacy is a gift that can be made under your Will and can comprise:
a) A specific amount of money
b) A share or percentage of your estate
c) A specific gift of an item(s) eg house, land, shares or other possessions Any practising solicitor can write a Will for you and should be instructed to make the gift to: Vale House Oxford (Charity No 299766) Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4XL

If you would like to speak to us about leaving a legacy please do not hesitate to telephone us on 01865 718467