Charity

Oxford Castle Unlocked's local charities are Helen & Douglas House and Oxford Preservation Trust. Oxford Castle Unlocked, as part of Continuum Attractions, has chosen Alzheimer’s Society as its national charity of the year.

To request admission tickets for a charity or fundraising event please email us with full details. We require a minimum of 4 weeks notice in order to process your tickets.

  • Make a Wish!

    What they do.

    They exist for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

    Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a life-changing bedroom makeover; their wishes are varied, personal and, most importantly, magical.

     

    They go above and beyond to grant very special wishes to very special children; their dreams made a reality at a time when they need it most.

  • Oxford Preservation Trust

    The guardians of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Oxford Preservation Trust were awarded a £3.8 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the castle and buildings.

     

    Oxford Preservation Trust is committed to ensuring a positive future for Oxford, preserving and enhancing the City’s historic character and green setting, whilst recognising the needs of the 21st century city. Founded in 1926, the Trust was one of the first local amenity societies in England, and is now one of the Country’s largest, with over 1000 members.

    The Trust owns over 800 acres of land in and around the City. It encourages an active interest in it, manages it an environmentally sensitive way and gives public access wherever possible. Two of the City’s important green spaces, South Park and Shotover, were given by the Trust to the City for the benefit of the

     

    public. There are several listed buildings in the Trust’s ownership, including a fifteenth-century merchant’s house in Abingdon which is open to the public, and

     

    the row of seventeenth-century cottages in Turn Again Lane close to the Westgate car park, one of which houses the Trust’s offices.

    In recent years direct project work has increased, notably the restoration of the Martyrs’ Memorial, the completion of a plan for the future of Broad Street, the creation of a new visitor attraction, learning centre, café and public square at Oxford Castle, and throwing open hidden venues of Oxford through Open Doors. The Oxford Castle development features in Heritage Works, a toolkit of good practice.

    Find out more about the important work undertaken by the Oxford Preservation Trust.