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Sshh! Tesco Staff silently raising funds for Oakley’s Outings

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.

Share A Star Runners in Great North Run



Team Share A Star Runners!
Team Share A Star Runners from last year’s race

We have five runners 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!

Pulse Community Healthcare




Our runners this year are:

  • Sadie Hancock – “Wadie the Great North wunner!” Jessica’s carer…

  • Tendai Musendekwa [sponsored by Pulse Community Healthcare]

  • Jennifer Davis – this is Jennifer’s 2nd year running for Share A Star

  • 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!”

Click on their name to be redirected to their online giving page…..

Oakley’s Outings T shirts now available online

At the Spring Fair last weekend we were able to launch our new T shirts to support Oakley’s Outings and Share A Star.

Online Store
Share A Star’s online store


Our new T-shirts can now be purchased online and 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.

Buy Now


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.

Race the Dragon for Charity

Dragon Boat RaceShare A Star have just signed up for a boat at the KM Charity Team’s Dragon Boat Race in Mote Park, Maidstone on 5 July 2015.

We will be looking for a team of up to 33 members* to represent Share A Star and Oakley’s Outings. We will be looking for a small booking fee to cover our entry costs and a team t-shirt (or wet suit!). Above that we will be asking participants to raise sponsorship via our online events pages. We will have a Team page under our Team name “SaSOO” and individuals will be able to have their own giving page off the main page for your individual pleas to friends, family and strangers! Teams of 11 will compete in 3 races over a 250m course so the more members we have the less energy we will need!

*Anyone aged from 14 can take part and Race the Dragon

We will also be booking a stall to promote the charity and our work including the Oakley’s Outings project. So if your partner is racing perhaps you can volunteer to man the stall for an hour…

Look out for further news and how to register your interest in participating in our team.