Working with the homeless and vulnerable in Oxford City through the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen

Icolyn Smith Foundation

Meet our Volunteers and Charity Trustee Board Members

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We have a variety of volunteers coming from all walks of life, both young and old, who freely give up their time. We are truly thankful to them and their families. Without their valuable time, we could not open on a Wednesday and Saturday morning.



The Icolyn Smith Foundation was given charitable status back in 2013. The Foundation exists to promote the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen. It survives thanks to the charity of its members. There are Trustees which look after the  Charity and provide support and advice to its members.  This page serves to give you a brief introduction to the current Trustees and sheds a little light on their own personal histories.

Yvonne Smith

She left teaching after 30 years in 2019 to pursue other passions but always with people in mine. Her passion is seeing people of all ages realise their potential and seeing people build their confidence through any area of work they want to pursue. She now works with City & Guilds as an Independent End Point Assessor to Hairdressing and Barbering apprentices, works part-time as a Neighbourhood Officer for a private housing company and also Chair to the Trustees of the Icolyn Smith Foundation. I absolutely love the variety of work I am involved with because all these areas are all about building a relationship with people.

She has worked for several years as a trustee and treasurer to the Soup Kitchen with the Church of God of Prophecy. Yvonne has worked for a year with the Soup Kitchen to gain its own charitable status. This was awarded on the 28th June 2013 where she now acts as chair to the trustees.

Darius Smith

James McNish

A web designer who has supported the Icolyn Smith Foundation for over 7 years. 

Yvette Hutchinson

Yvette has worked for Local Authorities and works in International Education. She joined the soup kitchen after being inspired by the work and commitment of Ma Smith
Yvette is committed to social equity and justice, asylum support , equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our Registered Address

The Icolyn Smith Foundation,
16 Dickens Close,
OX26 2NG


Registered Charity 1152639

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