Home-Start Oxford, Blackbird Leys Youth and Community Centre, Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford OX4 6HW                  Company number 5375011  Charity number 1108612

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The Oxford & Cambridge Note Race 2017

Supported by Trinity College London

Are you an accomplished professional or amateur musician (Grade 8+)? Want to make a real difference to families in crisis? Team Oxford needs YOU!

This summer you are invited to join one of the two ‘crews’ competing to learn a brand new instrument from scratch, passing Grade One (Trinity College London) in just nine weeks… The Note Race will culminate in an orchestral concert, playing music specially commissioned for the occasion to show off (or show up!) the different sections of the orchestra.

Sponsorship and proceeds to go to Home-Start Oxford to help deliver the work we do helping families and children through parent-to-parent support, facilitated by our wonderful home-visiting volunteers.

Switching skiffs for riffs, Team Oxford launched their bid to win the Oxford and Cambridge Note Race 2017 on Sunday 30th April.

With a maximum of 120 places, we strongly advise you sign up as quickly as possible. Head to www.gradeoneathon.org and register (by 25th June) and secure your place in the race!

Be sure to also follow Grade-1-athon  on Facebook and Twitter.


Oxford & Cambridge Note Race

On behalf of the Committee, welcome aboard!

“I always look forward to Tuesdays when our volunteer comes to visit. She is so kind, helpful and has a lovely sense of humour. We often play games that make my babies smile and chuckle. She is not just a helper but she has also become a valued friend”