We have received an offer from a London Marathon participant to raise funds for us through sponsorship. If you are running and are looking for a charity to support then we have set up an event on our online donation pages. You can set up your own fundraising page by clicking on the link here. You can collect online payments here and for those who are eligible we can collect Gift Aid too, meaning their donation is boosted by 25%!
Runners who are raising funds for us will receive a charity running shirt and we will share your details on our social media sites.
The Virgin London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park, next to the Greenwich Observatory. Runners then make their way through Woolwich, past the Thames Barrier and then Cutty Sark. They will then continue towards Bermondsy. At the twelve-mile point they will see Tower Bridge, which they cross before turning right towards Canary Wharf. Next on towards Limehouse and the 20-miles stage, where many runners may ‘hit the wall’ as their bodies run out of energy. Those who continue will pass the Tower of London, run along Embankment, past the Houses of Parliament and past Nelson’s Column reaching the final 500m along Birdcage Walk, past Buckingham Palace and over the finish line to the sound of well-deserved cheers
Please make sure you have secured a place in this event before you start fundraising.
Tesco’s store in Strood hosted Oakley’s Outings / Share a Star in their entrance hall to raise awareness and funds today. Lorraine and Steven Orange manned the stall all day with help from friends. Fellow trustee Colin Taylor joined them at lunchtime.
Thanks to all who supported the charity, £177.70 was collected and more people are aware of Share S Star and Oakley’s Outings. Thanks also to Tesco Strood for hosting us.
Share A Star’s 12 Stars of Christmas project is online now. The first Star delivery can be seen happening. There will be news and videos of our 12 Stars every day for the next 12 days. See the charity’s website post here.
See the Medway Messenger article on our preparations for the campaign here.
Sshh! Tesco Staff silently raising funds for Oakley’s Outings
Medway, May 26, 2016: A Tesco’s Strood employee wanted to raise a smile on young Oakley Orange’s face and Oakley saw this as an opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for the project named after him, Oakley’s Outings. Glad Kinzett, cashier, is known to be a “bit of a talker” thought it would be a challenge to stage a sponsored silence. It will be difficult to be silent when working on the tills so Tesco’s have raised the bar and through their Community Champion Oakley’s Outings had a stall at the store where customers could find out about the work the parent charity, Share A Star, do through Oakley’s Outings and its other projects. Glad manned the stall, quietly, from 8am to midday when other staff will took over. Share a Star trustee Lorraine Orange called in at the store to lend a hand and Tesco's mascot was there too.
As well as raising awareness of Oakleys Outings the event raised £183.
We would like to thank Glad and Tesco's Strood for supporting the day. The monies raised will help fund another outing for a severely ill child with their family.
Two lovely ladies are doing a tombola to raise funds for Oakleys Outings in July. We are asking for donations for the stall please. Tins, chocs smellies anything that would be suitable for a tombola stall please.
Contact Lorraine if you are able to donate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org