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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.