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Over the last 6 years Tessell8 has given over £30,000 in support. Funding that has had a real impact in changing people’s lives across the UK and the world. Every year we seek to find three charities to support. A national charity, a local (Oxford based) charity and finally a smaller, less known charity that we feel deserves some publicity and funding! This year is no different, we have spent time working through the charities to pick just three to support. It is always so hard to select the final three and we are proud to be able to support the three charities below.

Oxford Hospitals Charity

We have personally benefitted from the amazing work of the team at the NOC in Oxford. Having first-hand experience of their pre-operative and post-operative care we had to support them this year!

We are delighted to announce that this year Tessell8 is proud to be supporting Oxford Hospitals Charity as one of our three chosen causes – with our funding going towards the John Radcliffe’s specialist Spinal Unit.

Oxford Hospitals Charity helps to transform care - funding the best medical equipment, research, training and facilities for patients and staff at the John Radcliffe, Churchill, Horton General and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Community Fundraising Manager at Oxford Hospitals Charity, Damon Boughen, said: “We are delighted to be partnering once more with Oxfordshire creative media company, Tessell8, who are supporting the Spinal Unit in the John Radcliffe Hospital as one of their causes this year.

“We loved working with the company last year, when they generously supported the Oxford Heart Centre, and to see them come back to support the Spinal Unit at the JR really shows the ethos of the company. We are only able to make such a difference in our hospitals thanks to the support of generous individuals and companies like Tessell8 who care deeply about their local community. We are incredibly grateful for this special support.”


Tommy’s funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. They are the largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. They also provide information for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

They believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth and want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies. Their target is to halve the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.

Tommy’s funds four research centres in the UK that investigate causes and find treatments for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. The research centres also have clinics where specialised antenatal care for women who are at high risk of having miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth is provided. There is also the opportunity to be part of our research through taking part in trials for pioneering new treatments.

They feel it is important to provide free, accurate and up-to-date information for medical professionals and parents-to-be around healthy pregnancy. The pregnancy information service: is led by midwives, includes a comprehensive website, a midwife-led Facebook page and an app for parents of premature babies, is user-led and evidence-based, informs and educates through our pregnancy campaigns, and is accredited by the NHS England Information Standard.


It’s All About Money & Under One Roof

Debt Causes Mental Health Problems and Mental Health Problems Cause Debt!

1 in 3 people who are in arrears go on to develop a mental health issue and you are 4 – 6 times more likely to have a debt crisis if you have a mental health issue. (*Martin Lewis – MSE) Mental health problems can affect motivation, judgement and income as well as your ability to do things like make calls or even open post.

It’s all About Money is project designed to deal with financial exclusion by empowering people with money worries to take greater control and get back on track. Providing one to one mentors to assist with building financial resilience by budgeting. Identifying how to maximise income, meet needs for less - helping people to save when they can and offering affordable access to credit when necessary through our credit union partners.

Under One Roof is a longer term (up to 6 months) befriending and mentoring project designed to assist clients to better manage their tenancy, finances and their lives beyond their initial legal housing matters. Matching trained volunteer mentors 1:1 for up to 6 months with people some of whom are isolated, may have English as a second language, lack confidence and need help with day to day challenges. Many have long-term health problems combining high stress and low income with few or no social networks. Feeling powerless to make any difference to their lives, many see little chance of change in the future for themselves and do not know how to begin to tackle their circumstances.

It’s all About Money and Under One Roof are Advice4Renters projects designed to improve mental health and wellbeing by supporting clients to manage their most pressing day to day concerns. These projects give holistic support practically and emotionally, offering hope, motivation, giving dignity and self-belief when people are at their lowest.