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Charity event organisers go under the needle – in a good cause
1:00pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
OXJAM volunteers proved their passion for raising cash for Cowley charity Oxfam by having the festival’s logo tattooed on their bodies.
About 10 people involved with Oxfam’s Oxjam Oxford Takeover — an annual music festival – were tattooed featuring the soundwave from its logo on Sunday at Art Studio Jericho in Walton Street. They each paid £25, with £20 going towards Oxjam and £5 covering the cost of materials. Oxjam Oxford organiser and lead singer of local band Duchess, Katie-Louise Herring, from Wantage, said: “For me I have been doing Oxjam for about four years.
“I have a few tattoos anyway and I thought I would get one as it has been a big part of my life.”
The 25-year-old is also preparing to do a sponsored headshave on Sunday at The Swan in Wantage during a day of music with a barbecue. To sponsor Miss Herring visit justgiving.com/katieshavesherhead All donations will be matched by the Academy Music Group, owners of the O2 Academy in Cowley Road.
Oxjam Oxford Takeover will feature a variety of local bands in venues throughout the city on Saturday, October 12.
To find out more, visit oxjamoxford.co.uk
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