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.