Your Fundraising Efforts

We are so fortunate to have a fantastic community who fundraise, volunteer and donate. Below is some of the work that's been done to help keep people in Kent safe. A massive thank you to everyone who has helped.

True Friends 

The Friends of Oasis committee continue with their incredible fundraising events in support of our clients. Recent events include a guided walk around Quex Gardens raising £250 and their 4th lunch at The Yarrow Hotel. This year 110 guests were treated to a 3 course lunch, beautifully prepared and served by the students. Also present were staff from Santander’s Margate branch who kindly match-funded the event, bringing the total raised to £2,997.00.

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Darwin Court

Thank you to the residents of Darwin Court who raised £1,000 for Oasis through a variety of events throughout the year. We are so thankful for your support.  

Margate Operatic Society 

We were delighted to have been chosen as the local charity of the Margate Operatic Society at their AGM. Thank you for the kind donation of £300. 


Thank you Dreamland for choosing Oasis as one of your charities supported by your summer Variety events, £150 was raised through a collection and a raffle and the night was a huge success.  

Wilkes Ltd

David & Rebecca from Broadstairs Chiropractic Clinic hosted another fundraiser for Oasis with a guess the baby weight competition. Thank you to your customers for raising £130 for Oasis and congratulations on the arrival of your baby girl.  

Brighton Marathon, Lakesman and Ride London  

Ian Dodds took part in 3 big endurance events this year, focusing on raising funds for domestic violence charities. Along with Refuge we were delighted to have been chosen by Ian and have received over £620! Ian said about Oasis ‘In my role as a Children's Social Worker; I have to access their advice, support and services far more regularly than I'd like and they play an essential role in helping people escape and prevent abuse.’ 

Massive congratulations on running your first ever marathon, first half iron distance and a grueling 100 mile bike ride in the rain! We are so grateful for your support.

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Thames Trudge  

We were so grateful to be one of the charities chosen by Tilly, Janice and Josh who walked the length of the Thames in lots of rain and wind (and a little bit of sun) raising £1,012.38 for Oasis!  We are thankful for all of the hard work you put in to fundraising by organising bake sales and a quiz and curry night. 

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Anchorage Marathon 

Thank you Tristan Honeyborne for going all the way to Alaska (!) to run your first marathon and for choosing Oasis as one of your charities. We are so thankful for the £308 you have raised.  

Colourthon Moonlight Walk 

Huge thank you to Kerry Crossley and friends for taking part in The Colourthon walk around Southend by night. We are so grateful for the £272 you raised, and we hope you had fun by the seaside! 

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London 2 Brighton Challenge 

Thank you Tyrone Austin for raising £456 on the 100km walk from London to Brighton and for dedicating this challenge to our mutual friend and colleague Aimee-Jane Connell. With your help we can continue helping families affected by abuse.  

National Citizen Service 

Thirteen 16-17 year olds took part in a sponsored walk from Dreamland to Viking Bay and back, a sponsored cycle and a pub quizraising over £700 for Oasis. Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication to raising awareness about domestic abuse.  

Red, White and Blue Ball 

Thank you to the North and South Thanet Conservative Associations for donating £365.00 from your Red, White and Blue Ball.  

The cheque was presented to Claire Fenley, Community Fundraiser by Lynne Conolly, Sam Bambridge and Carol Messenger. 

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Tesco Bags of Help 

Thanks to a grant from Tesco Bags of Help, we were awarded a grant of £4000 towards our Blossom project! Voting ran in Ramsgate branches of Tesco over the summer with customers voting for which local charity they would like to get the top award. Thank you to everyone who used their blue token to bag us this grant! Tesco image

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Santander Foundation 

Thank you to The Santander Foundation who awarded us a £5,000 grant as part of their Discovery Project. This money will go towards our Blossom Project which offers support with employability and obtaining skills for life.   

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From everyone at Oasis, Thank You.

Your Fundraising Efforts

Your Fundraising Efforts

We are so fortunate to have a fantastic community who fundraise, volunteer and donate. Below is some of the work that's been done to help keep people in Kent safe. A massive thank you to everyone who has helped.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day on 8th March is an opportunity for us to celebrate the brave women in our community who have had the courage to walk away from abuse into happier futures. This year it coincided with 100 years of women’s suffrage and we would like to thank South Thanet Conservative Association who donated the proceeds of their special event to Oasis, donating more than £1000 to our cause.

We would also like to thank Oasis volunteer Nicki Miles who hosted a fantastic International Women’s Day coffee morning at Cliff’s raising over £400.

Grosvenor Casino Quiz

We have now held two great quiz nights at Grosvenor Casinos with teams of eager masterminds answering questions from Quizmaster Glen Woodward shown here in a photograph with the Fundraising Team.

Each event raised more than £1,000. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the evening. Huge thanks to Grosvenor Casino Thanet for hosting this fun charity quiz and to Barclays for helping with match funding.

Save the date for the next Quiz 17th October 8pm. Email for more details.

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Herne Bay Little Theatre Panto

The Herne Bay Little Theatre invited Oasis to attend their fantastic pantomime in December. Oasis were chosen to be their charity for the week, and a staggering £725 was raised for us! Special thanks to The Playmakers and The Butcher’s Arms Micropub for their donations.  

Bernie's Comedy Night

Bernie’s Chocolate Bar held another stand-up comedy night for Oasis raising £142.

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Raised £265.23 from a Christmas gig at The Chapel, Broadstairs. Accompanied by Frances Knight and Colin Smith

Asda Green Token Giving

A Huge Thank You to the customers of Asda Broadstairs who voted for us in Asda Green Token Giving scheme. We are delighted to have received a cheque for £500 from Community Champion Tracey Ballard.

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Hairspray Ramsgate

Thank you to the staff and customers of Hairpsray Ramsgate for raising a fantastic £510 from your Christmas raffle. It was lovely meeting you all, we're really grateful for your support.

St Marks Thursday Fellowship Group

One of our fantastic Oasis Ambassadors gave a short presentation to this group in March, explaining the importance of the work that Oasis do across Thanet and Dover. Our Ambassador was delighted to be handed a donation of £25 which will ensure that we can continue with our vital work.  

Thanet Active Retirement Association

TARA is a club of over 150 active and retired men and women from across the East Kent region of Thanet, who were extremely busy during 2017, organising lots of different activities such as walks and Zumbathons in order to raise money for Oasis, as their nominated charity. They raised an enormous £1312 in total! 


Toys for Treatment

Heartfelt thanks to David & Rebecca Wilkes from Broadstairs Chiropractic Clinic for organising a Treatment for Toys day and for gathering so much support from the community.

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Art's Cool Leeds vs Margate Scene Swap

Art's Cool and Come Play With Me organised a scene swap gig consisting of 4 bands from Margate and 4 bands from Leeds. Playing in two towns in two days, the proceeds of the Margate event, a fantastic £400 were donated to Oasis!

Sausage Sizzle

Four of our hardy volunteers braved the cold weather to do a ‘Sausage Sizzle’ at Bunnings’ Warehouse Broadstairs, raising £229 for Oasis! 

Big Mouth Chorus

We were lucky enough to attend the BIGMOUTH Chorus Friends and Family Christmas concert at Dreamland which raised an incredible £416 for Oasis.

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From everyone at Oasis, Thank You.

Your Fundraising Efforts

Your Fundraising Efforts

We are so fortunate to have a fantastic community who fundraise, volunteer and donate to help keep people in Kent safe. Below is some of the work that's been done this autumn. A massive thank you to everyone who has helped.

Member Grants

We were very grateful to receive a donation of £1000 in the form of Community Member Grants from District Councillors Barry Lewis and Karen Constantine to purchase a range of books to help children come to terms with, and understand, the trauma they have suffered because of the abuse they have witnessed or even suffered themselves in the family home.

Fundraising Manager Loukia said, “These resources are much needed. We know that the effects of domestic abuse are devastating and inter-generational and also that they impact on children’s future happiness and educational attainment, and we are very grateful to Barry and Karen for their support”.

Councillor Lewis said, ''I am delighted to support your charity and your important work that you do in Thanet".

Cllr Barry Lewis and Bernadette Hawkes

Cllr Barry Lewis and Bernadette Hawkes

KM Assault Course:

Well done to Kat Cheesman and her team who took on the KM Assault course this October. They did fantastically well as a team coming 4th overall and managed to raise £200 along the way. Kat said "We've all been suffering the last few days. I don't think I've ever ached so much in my life". Well done Kat and team and thank you!

Team photo: Kat Cheesman & Team

Team photo: Kat Cheesman & Team

Addington Street Revival Fair

Celebrity hairdresser Marcello Marino teamed up with the Addington Street Revival Fair on Sunday 3rd September. Marcello provided haircuts in exchange for donations while a team of Addington Street Revival Fair volunteers organised a bric a brac stall. The event was a fantastic success and the team raised an impressive £800 for Oasis.

Marcello, Becky and the Addington Cheque

Marcello, Becky and the Addington Cheque


Thanks to a generous grant from Cornwallis Lodge of the Freemasons, children at the Refuge have been able to enjoy a number of Summer activities including a sports day and picnic as well as access to several local attractions such as Howletts, Wildwood and swimming sessions. These fun activities are so important to help mend the mother and child bond often damaged following stressful experiences, as well as provide the exercise and fun times that all children deserve.

Cornwallis Sports Day

Cornwallis Sports Day

Inner Wheel

The Inner Wheel of Margate chose Oasis as their Charity of the Year and donated a fantastic £1,000 towards our work. Thank you for your fantastic support.

Photo: Chairman Derrick Downs with Susan Midgley of Inner Wheel Margate

Photo: Chairman Derrick Downs with Susan Midgley of Inner Wheel Margate


On Sat 15th July we attended and gave a talk at the Serenaders Ladies Choir charity concert in Palm Bay. Not only was it a really enjoyable evening, but we also received donations from the group totalling £607, for which we are truly grateful.

Our thanks go to the Choir and to organiser Janice Regan and for all their support.

The Serenaders Ladies Choir charity concert

The Serenaders Ladies Choir charity concert

St Lawrence College

Thank you to the Senior School Pupils at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate for raising a fantastic £929.87 over the course of last year at a number of events celebrating the international nature of the college. Events included a Fashion Show, music and dance performances, raffle and food stalls. The amount raised is a credit to the students' hard work and efforts.

Fundraiser Dee Murphy & St Lawrence College Students

Fundraiser Dee Murphy & St Lawrence College Students

Boxing Gala

The Rotary Club of Thanet's annual Boxing Gala was another fantastic success raising a whopping £32,251.50. We were delighted to be awarded a donation of £5000 towards our work. Our thanks go to everybody involved in staging this incredible event.

Rotary Boxing Gala raises monmey for Oasis

Rotary Boxing Gala raises monmey for Oasis

Batchelors Patisserie

A huge thank you goes to the team at Batchelors Patisserie for not only choosing us as their Charity of the Year and fundraising but also donating any unused stock to help feed the families who stay with us. Thank you Batchelors!

Gillian Turner of Batchelors Patisserie

Gillian Turner of Batchelors Patisserie

Walpole Bay Swimmers

Congratulations to the Walpole Bay Swimmers who took to the waters at Hartsdown Pool in support of Oasis at the annual Rotary Swimathon. Their dedication to Oasis is shown year after year as they fundraise and swim to support our work. This year they had three teams of six swimmers which is an impressive turnout – thank you and well done to you all!

Photo: Walpole Bay Swimmers take on the Swimathon

Photo: Walpole Bay Swimmers take on the Swimathon

From everyone at Oasis, thank you.


Oasis Takes Pride!

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We were honoured to be able to attend Margate Pride on the 12th August, at Dreamland. Our team of wonderful volunteers were really generous in giving their time to help us raise awareness of the work that we do, as well as getting lots of feedback from people attending Pride about how we can continue to deliver the best service possible to our local communities. We even got to march in the Pride Parade, with our beautiful banner that our Support Group designed, which was a real highlight of the day!

One of our volunteers, Ellen Peet, has written a report about her experience- if you want to find out more about our time at Pride, read on!

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Oasis Takes Pride