We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Wishes for a Brighter Future appeal in December 2023 raised a fantastic £6,381. The campaign, which ran throughout the festive season, asked supporters to give survivors hope, by making a donation towards our work and leaving a message to be shared with those in our refuges. It received coverage across the local press and on the radio, with CEO Claire Williams appearing on BBC Radio Kent.
We are so grateful to everyone that helped us to achieve so much more than our target of £5,000. We have truly been moved by people’s generosity, and by the heartwarming messages that they shared, encouraging those staying with us to “stay strong” and wishing them a “peaceful Christmas and hope for the year ahead”.
We were particularly inspired by Amanda Nicholls of HR Solve It, who supported the appeal by running 5km every day in Advent and raising an incredible £740. The Women of FinTech also raised £975 between them. In all, over 65 kind individuals contributed to the appeal, and a number of local businesses also got involved, holding a festive raffle or donating to us on Christmas Jumper Day.
The final sum will go towards our vital work, helping survivors to build a safe future free from abuse. Oasis provides targeted support for children and young people across Kent & Medway who have experienced domestic abuse, and the money raised could pay for 120 hours of specialist counselling for them. You can find out more about the services that we provide here.
The success of the appeal is certainly a positive start to the year – as one of our donors said, we must “Believe in a better future”. Thank you to everybody who supported the appeal.
If you would like to support the work of Oasis, or to find out more about fundraising, e-mail email@example.com or visit the Support Us pages of our website.