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
We have fiverunners lined up for this year’s Great North Run for you to support including two of Jessica’s carers, one sponsored by our care provider agency Pulse Community Healthcare, the other running as an independant!
Nicholas Bannister – Local lad No1 [Newcastle] “I am running the Great North Run this year to raise money for Share a Star. They are a fantastic organisation who have helped someone dear to me.”
Michael Price – Local Lad No2 [Newcastle] “Despite vowing never to run another Great North run, I once again find myself preparing to put myself through one of the world’s biggest half marathons! What better way to celebrate the day than knowing that you’ve helped put a smile on a sick child’s / young person’s face!”
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The Oakley Cool Bug is on his travels again. Do you recognise the skyline behind him?
He arrived in Delhi, India with trustee “Chuckles” and Ruby who are visiting as part of the work Colin does as trustee of Adventure Ashram charity. They are heading for the Spiti Valley on the Himalayas for the grand opening of a community centre the charity had helped fund.
At the Spring Fair last weekend we were able to launch our new T shirts to support Oakley’s Outings and Share A Star.
Our new T-shirts can now be purchased onlineand we can deliver to you (see store for postage costs) or arrange for their collection through Oakley’s Outings. Click the Buy Now button, below to add to your basket.
You can see a range of other Share A Star items including hoodies, vest tops, wristbands and artwork. We hope to be launching some jewellery ranges too.
We can take credit or debit cards through our secure PayPal account or you can pay direct from your PayPal account.