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Sisters are doing it for themselves


Profile: Oaklea, 11th May, 2021

As a leading charity we need to fundraise - and this time it really is fundraising from the heart -and this time it's not for us.

We don’t often get very personal but the pandemic has touched so many. Just been approached by Emily Cook - she’s the first graduate of our Oaklea Apprentice Academy with Kendal College.

As well as supporting people through Oaklea she’s also had a great deal to manage away from work. And a key Oaklea behaviour is “be kind” - oh and it’s #mentalhealthawareness week too…so this story is very apt.

Here’s Emily to explain:

“Me and my family are currently doing a fundraiser for my sister. The fundraiser began on May the 1st until then end of this month. My sister caught covid at Christmas which led to her gaining a blood clot on her spine. She had suffered with a spinal stroke in mid January which has left her in rehabilitation at Royal Preston Hospital and went into a full paralysis. Thankfully she is on the mend and doing physio everyday. She is now fundraising to raise money for the garden in the unit of the hospital to develop and improve for the patients that will be there in the future.”

Emily adds - “You can see pictures to show the current progress of the garden. She has done really well raising the money but we are trying to improve the unit as much as possible for the benefit of everyone who may need it.”

How lovely Emily and everyone here at Oaklea wish your sister well as she recovers.

If you would like to know more get in touch with Emily via our HQ enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk T:01539 735025

Below: You can see Emily (on left) at one of our settings in Kendal - when she helped with the donation of a football table to a local Children’s Home - giving goes both ways.

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