Since FOCUS began back in 1990, we have taken our responsibility to the community very seriously and supported a number of local causes over the years.
Focus Oxford Risk Management Ltd is keen to continue this work and are committed to supporting Special Effect.
SpecialEffect help people with physical disabilities to put fun and inclusion back into their lives by helping them to play video games. They do whatever it takes to help people with physical disabilities to enjoy games. By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, SpecialEffect find a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But they are not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, they bringing families and friends together and have a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation. Registered Charity Number 1121004.
FOCUS was proud to be a main sponsor of – and participant in – Twin Town Challenge 2016, raising funds for SpecialEffect. Now taking this forward as Focus Oxford Risk Management Ltd, we are very pleased to be a sponsor and participant for Twin Town Challenge 2018
I first found out about this amazing event during a business meeting . In the corner of the room was a banner about SpecialEffect. This got us talking about the charity and the Twin Town Challenge. I’m a keen motor enthusiast, so I was already excited about the prospect of the event and after hearing about the work SpecialEffect do, I was intrigued. I wanted to learn more, so I arranged a visit to SpecialEffect to see them in action. It was when I saw the StarGaze project that I realised I needed to get more involved with the charity.
SpecialEffect means a lot to me because I’ve seen what they do first hand. Technology has the power to do some amazing things, especially when it’s used to change the lives of those less fortunate. I want to continue supporting the charity so they can carry on doing such valuable work.
Nick Jones, Managing Director.
For Twin Town Challenge 2018 we will be travelling in style in a ’99 Jaguar S-Type 4.0
Twin Town Challenge 2016
The challenge involved getting a car purchased for no more than £500 from Witney to Le Touquet and back, completing challenges along the way. The “Never Lose FOCUS” team just about completed the trip in a 1983 Porsche 944 – found in a farmyard in Somerset!
TTC16 raised more than £275,000 which will enable SpecialEffect to help more people with physical disabilities to put fun and inclusion back into their lives by helping them to play video games.
Watch our video interview below to find out why we got involved.
We’ll see you on the starting grid in 2018!