Latest news from Oaklea Trust

Au revoir - not goodbye -long serving Oaklea Trustees step down


Profile: Oaklea, 09th Nov, 2018

The Charity challenge - finding the next generation! Oaklea Trust have given an emotional send off at this week’s AGM to two longstanding Trustees who have stepped down - Kevin Jones and Andy Blackman. They were presented by Oaklea Chair Cate Grimes with a suitably “refreshing” gift for their invaluable services rendered.

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R2W Annual Report 2018 - Retaining our DNA


Profile: Right2Work, 08th Nov, 2018

Oaklea Trust Community Interest Company (CIC) Right2Work (R2W) has just released its Annual Report for 2018. It covers numerous highlights ranging from supporting disadvantaged people at a very personal level (like sorting the basics of life), to being a lead for recycling in Cumbria, to providing training and getting people back to work. There’s a lot going on!

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We are the Champions - R2W Annual Awards & Celebration event


Profile: Right2Work, 07th Nov, 2018

Oaklea’s CIC (Community Interest Co) Right2Work (R2W) has held its Annual Awards & Celebration. More than 150 people packed into Kendal Rugby Club to recognise all the achievements of the past year. It was an afternoon all about our staff and customers - and a chance to thank them and key partners. As you can see R2W Furniture Warehouse regular, Duncan, captured the vibe with his lively lifting of his award skyward!

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Oyez oyez - Oaklea up for National Awards thanks to the work we do


Profile: Oaklea, 11th Oct, 2018

Oaklea and our Right2Work (R2W) CIC have just been told 3 of our customers have been shortlisted for national awards! There were more than 600 entries for the “Learning Disability & Autism Leaders List 2018” -they’ve now been whittled down to 15 in each category and 3 of our customers have made the final shortlist! The awards are all about recognising organisations who have made a real difference to people’s lives.

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Going going almost gone - big update on Edenside


Profile: Oaklea, 07th Sep, 2018

The Oaklea Trust is pleased to announce that its offer to purchase the former Edenside care home in the Eden Valley has been accepted by Cumbria County Council and hopes to exchange contracts within eight weeks.

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