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Suzy and Steve, Mill Road Winter Fair 2008


Suzy Oakes


The Suzy Oakes Trust was set up with typical generosity and imagination by Suzy Oakes, the well-loved Community Champion of Mill Road just before her premature death from cancer in July 2011 to help fund projects which would help promote the rich diversity and lively community of Mill Road which she loved so much. She is remembered as a tireless supporter of the independent shops and one of the driving forces behind the Mill Road Winter Fair whose committee she chaired for many years.


The Trust is chaired by her husband Professor Sir Steve O’Rahilly, with Anne Prince, Andrew Phillips (Treasurer) and Caro Wilson (Secretary) serving as Trustees. Julian Price is co-opted as a non voting advisor.


See Suzy's Amazing £25,000 Bequest to Mill Road


For more information about Suzy Oakes, we recommend:

Obituary by Catherine Clarke, The Guardian, Sunday 11 September 2011

Memorial website, "Rejoicing in Suzy's Merits"




Since its first meeting in September 2011, the Suzy Oakes Trust has made grants to various community projects. Notable amongst these are:


• Repair of the snowflake lights on Mill Road

• Addition of lights to a second tree.

• Support for the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Mill Road  History Project  (under the umbrella of Mill Road Bridges)

• Support for the Parade at the 2012 Winter Fair

• Funds for 2012 some grave restoration in Mill Road Cemetery

• Support for the re-design of


Trustees welcome applications for funding from any Mill Road organisation which shares Suzy’s vision of a diverse Mill Road Community stretching the full





Suzy Oakes Trust Funded Projects

length of the road, celebrating the local independent traders and the richness of the life of the area.


The Trust welcomes applications for funding.  Applications outlining briefly the reasons why a grant is being sought should be made in writing to:


The Treasurer,

Suzy Oakes Trust

Andrew Phillips

54 Covent Garden

Cambridge CB1 2 HR

Please contribute to the Suzy Oakes Trust

The Suzy Oakes Trust was set up with typical generosity and imagination by Suzy in 2011.


The aims of the Suzy Oakes Trust are to further and promote community projects and events in and around Mill Road Cambridge.


In particular the Trust will make gifts and assistance in order to

a) Promote the Mill Road Cemetery by assisting the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery and ensure in particular that funds are made available for monument restoration.

b) Help with the organisation and running of the Mill Road Winter Fair.

c) Maintain the websites and assist with the organisation and running of events under the banner


The trustees are empowered to recognise Mill Road organisations other than those mentioned above.




To make a donation to the Suzy Oakes Trust, please note:


Account Name: The Trustees of Suzy Oakes Trust

Bank: The Co-op

Sortcode: 08-92-99


IBAN GB30CPBK08929965532092



Cash or cheques made payable to The Trustees of the Suzy Oakes Trust may be delivered or posted to:


The Treasurer, Suzy Oakes Trust

Andrew Phillips

54 Covent Garden

Cambridge CB1 2 HR


Suzy was an expert cook who enjoyed sourcing ingredients in the shops up and down  Mill Road.

Some of Suzy’s friends put together Suzy Oakes’ Best Recipes in her memory, and in praise of her amazing cooking and beautiful photographs. All proceeds from the sale of this beautifully illustrated  book go to the Suzy Oakes Trust which benefits Mill Road activities.


Some copies are still available at Cutlacks, Al Amin, the Six Bells Pub or

Or contact Mun Flint directly on

Currently, the cost is £12.50 plus postage and packing.

A tasteful way to donate

Brings together different Mill Road community groups, independent traders, and residents

Promotes the interests and rich cultural diversity of Mill Road and its environs


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