The Oaklea Blog

Oaklea - giving it some

Profile: Oaklea, 10th Dec, 2018

Oaklea Trust have been recognised yet again for payroll giving! Oaklea work alongside STC Payroll Giving to enable employees to donate to a charity of their choice via their salary.

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Having a very Terry er Merry Christmas

Profile: Oaklea, 07th Dec, 2018

An intrepid band of Oaklea customers have landed from a ‘galaxy far far away’ - South Lakeland to be precise - to decorate our tree for the Annual Charities Christmas Tree Festival at Kendal Parish Church. (Customer Terry can be seen putting on the final touches). The festival takes place over the Christmas period and raises funds for all the charities involved as well as being quite a spectacle for those who go to see it!

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Back of the net for Jimmy!

Profile: Oaklea, 14th Nov, 2018

Oaklea staff really like to go the extra mile - and here’s a great example where they make someone’s special day…very special. An Oaklea customer in the North East has had a real party to remember! James ‘Jimmy’ Turnbull has just turned 90 and this month reached his 30th anniversary of living at his home in Morpeth, Northumberland.

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Suits you sirs - dinner on a plate for Torchlight volunteers

Profile: Oaklea, 13th Nov, 2018

Oaklea Trust were one of the nominated charities for the money raised from the Kendal Torchlight Carnival (A major event in the Cumbrian calendar). A team of Oaklea customers and staff hit the streets on a lively Friday evening back in September and raised nearly £2.5K for Torchlight -as one of the 5 nominated charities Oaklea received around £400 from this.

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Home is where the heart(h) is

Profile: Right2Work, 12th Oct, 2018

Oaklea Trust covers a whole range of things big & small - and sometimes it can be the more personal, small stuff that we take for granted that can really make such a difference. A great example of that comes from our CIC arm Right2Work (R2W). They offer employment advice to disadvantaged & vulnerable people -and for one of our advisers it went way beyond that.

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