We are delighted to announce this year we are partnering with The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury; and Age Concern Epsom & Ewell, helping older people in our community feel less alone.
The Children’s Trust provides rehabilitation, education and community services for children, young people, and their families at their specialist service in Tadworth, Surrey. We will be supporting The Children’s Trust by taking part in a series of fundraising initiatives throughout the year, to help them continue their valuable work.
Save The Date Saturday 11th March: The Children’s Trust are handing over the keys to two of their charity shops in Redhill and Reigate and we will compete between ourselves to see who can sell the most clothes and raise the most money on the day. Expect catwalk shows on the high-street, Oracle team members becoming live mannequins in the window and some of the best sales negotiations Lord Sugar has ever seen! If you find yourself in either of those areas please do come along and say hello!
Other fundraising initiatives include Wear a Hat Day to support Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March, and a team running challenge which will be held in our local shopping centre where we will cover the distance of a marathon on treadmills. Why a marathon you may ask? This is related to our biggest fundraising campaign of the year…
Our amazing Chief Development Officer, Clare Sanderson, will be running the London Marathon on April 23rd for The Children’s Trust! This incredible pledge by Clare has already seen her begin a strict training regime to prepare herself for the big day including strict meal plan, training multiple times a week and minimising alcohol consumption – not an easy task! Clare will be hosting a fundraising evening to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity, stay tuned for further details. We cannot wait to cheer her on from the side-lines in April!
Liz George, Director of Fundraising and Communications at The Children’s Trust commented: “Through this partnership, the brilliant efforts of the Oracle team will help children with brain injury to live their lives to the fullest. We are excited to develop our relationship with The Oracle Group and look forward to working on fundraising initiatives with them.”
Keeping a focus on the local community we are pleased to be supporting Age Concern so they can continue their remarkable work helping elderly people. Alongside their 12 members of staff and 300+ volunteers, our aim is to help raise as much money as possible but also heighten awareness of the extraordinary work these volunteers do, and the truly life-changing impact it has on so many.
From home visits, afternoon tea events, a hearing aid clinic, IT support, medical transport and DIY assistance, Age Concern is an invaluable service to our local community. The dedicated volunteers aim to encourage older people to continue their social lives through a befriending service and a Men’s Group where like-minded, local residents meet to enjoy activities and simply have a good chit-chat together.
Plans are in discussion for a landmark event this summer to help raise donations, awareness and most importantly bring people together for some fun. Although this event is still in its early stages, it is set to be an incredible, fun-filled day for families across the local area to enjoy. Watch this space for more information!