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Established in 1919
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Charities' support at our Summer 2017 Holiday

During this summer’s Oakley Holiday we raised an incredible £922. Four charities were suggested by members of the holiday, each of which received £192.  Megabucks the pig was fed £36, including one donation of twenty five 20 pence pieces in a film tube.  New Leaders were given £118 to buy “gifts” from the “Oxfam Unwrapped” book.  The charities were:-

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION

Russel Bailey suggested this charity and volunteered to act as a model in their Rugby shop window during a game the holiday group played in the town. His disguise, though picturesque as it was, like the window, was easily seen through.

British Heart Foundation Website

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LIFE FOR A CHILD

Libby and Mimi Astle suggested the International Diabetes Federation Programme, “Life for a Child”, which raises money for diabetic children in third world countries who might otherwise receive little or no help for their condition.

Life for a Child Website

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ODDBALLS

Will Baxter put forward this charity which campaigns for greater awareness of the dangers of Testicular Cancer. He held up, rather than wore, colourful tee shirts and boxer shorts which the charity sells to raise money.

Oddballs Website

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SHELTER BOX

Charity ActivityCaroline Derbyshire, having coffee in Rye, spotted an advert for “Shelter Box” in The Guardian. The charity fills boxes with items that a family might need in an emergency situation. Refugees in Syria and flood victims in Cornwall are just two of the groups of people for whom Shelter Box has provide support. We were given an excellent demonstration by Alan, a Shelter Box presenter followed by a question and answer session.

Shelter Box Website



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THE NEEM TREE TRUST

Charity ActivityAny small change from the daily sweet/tuck shop could be slipped into Megabucks who received it willingly. Here is Megabucks, fully fed with £36 which was sent to “The Neem Tree Trust”, a charity supporting St Luke’s Leprosarium in India. We have supported this charity for many years and its founder, Mrs Kathy Miller has visited an Oakley Holiday and keeps us regularly updated with news and photographs.

Neem Tree Trust website

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OXFAM UNWRAPPED

Charity Activity New Leaders spent £118 from the Oxfam Unwrapped book on an emergency kit, and mosquito nets, fixing a well, supporting girl power, providing safe water for 50 people and supporting the introduction of honey bees.

Oxfam Unwrapped website


AS WELL AS GIVING TO CHARITY WE TRIED TO BE ECO-FRIENDLY. HERE ARE OUR GREEN CREDENTIALS

We put any waste paper into red recycling boxes

We sold the most sweets without packaging.Charity Activity

We saved electricity by turning off unnecessary lights.

We brought home-made jam to have at tea time.

We did a litter pick at Bilton Grange.Charity Activity

We reused old envelopes for our correspondence.

We asked the kitchen to use locally-sourced food.



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