About Healthy Abingdon

Working together to improve health and wellbeing in Abingdon

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Health and Wellbeing

There are very many ways that people's health and wellbeing is improved whether it involves exercising the body or the mind. Clearly, the health professionals such as GPs, hospitals and services like district nurses and health visitors have a vital role to play.  But then also over 200 community groups in the town that can help in many different ways.  These include groups that

  • encourage exercise including walking, running, sports, dancing and countryside pursuits,
  • engage in the arts including painting, drama, art appreciation, reading and singing,
  • help people who are lonely,
  • drive people to hospital appointments,
  • help carers.


Community and voluntary groups that want to work with us in improving people's health and wellbeing are invited to become a Healthy Abingdon Associate. Find out more here.

People who are helped

This includes

  • healthy people who want to stay healthy,
  • elderly,
  • children,
  • those with mental or physical problems,
  • carers,
  • people recovering from illness and operations,
  • those that are lonely or just want to make more friends.

How we started

You can find the story of how we started here.

Who we are

Health Abingdon is a registered charity No. 1172245

Our Patron

  • Ros Alstead,  OBE, formerly Director of Nursing and Clinical Standards at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

The charity trustees are 

  • Dave Butterworth (Chair), FREng, formerly trustee of Healthwatch Oxfordshire and of a mental health charity.
  • Timothy Hayes, Infrastructure & Sustainability Lead at Penlon
  • Catherine McNeill, ANutr, Health Promotion Practitioner with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Helen Pighills. Abingdon Town Councillor and Vale of White Horse Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities.

We are looking for more trustees.  If you want to help and have relevant interests and experience, email Dave.  Find out more here.

Our Funders

We are grateful for the funding we have received from the following over the years:

  • Doris Field Charitable Trust
  • Oxford Health Charity
  • Christ's Hospital Abingdon
  • Cumber Family Charitable Trust
  • Penlon
  • Abingdon Town Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council

Policies procedure

In the interest of openness, you can find our key policies and procedures here along with associated forms.


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Oxfordshire, OX14 2EQ


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