Support OxTrail this summer

10 July 2024

Discover 138 little and large ox sculptures on display until 29 August to raise vital funds for Sobell House. Download the app, shop the merch, and join the herd!

OxTrail is a fun and family-friendly sculpture trail of 138 large and small oxen, which are on display across Oxfordshire from 6th July until 29th August. The large oxen are all located within Oxford’s city centre, while the mini oxen are dotted across the city and the rest of the county. Every sculpture is unique; the large oxen have each been designed by artists, while the mini oxen have been decorated by schools, community groups, local media, and a handful by our very own team! Many of the sculptures are sponsored and it’s been an incredible example of community spirit and kindness towards Sobell House to bring OxTrail to you this summer.

Take part in the trail by downloading the app or picking up a map. For the best trail experience, download the app as you can easily track your progress and unlock over 60 ox-citing rewards! Start your OxTrail adventure with a visit to our Westgate Hub Shop, where our Moo Crew are on hand to help you plan your journey, and you can shop the range of ox-clusive merch, including tea towels, t-shirts and hoodies, plush Oxley toys, craft kits, and much more.

From the comfort of your own home, you can also buy raffle tickets to win the mini ox ‘Mythox’ and other fantastic prizes, remember a loved one and celebrate their life through our Forget-Me-Not Ox, and support our work by making a donation.

When the trail ends, our herd will be gathered together for one time only at a special Farewell Weekend on 7th – 8th September at the Westgate. This event will be free to attend. Following this is the much-anticipated Grand Auction, where most of the large oxen, and some of the mini oxen, will go under the hammer in a bidding spectacular before ‘herding’ off to their forever homes.

OxTrail is unlike anything Oxfordshire has seen before. By delivering such a memorable and fun event, not only are we aiming to raise £250,000 to help fund our life-enhancing care, but we will be raising awareness about who we are and what we do. This means that people who may need our care in the future are aware of our services, and may feel more informed and therefore less anxious about receiving hospice care. We are so proud to be hosting OxTrail in the county that connects us to our patients and their families.

Get ready to have an amazing summer with family and friends in support of Sobell House. If you want more regular OxTrail updates, please sign up to the OxTrail moos-paper, or follow us on social media @oxtrail2024.