Kendal LA9 4BD
ASDA ‘roll back’ the cash for Oaklea social enterprise R2W (Spring 2018)
Six take on the Cumbrian Three Peaks
In August 2015, a group of six Oaklea employees from our HR, IT and Short Breaks teams, completed the Cumbrian Three Peaks challenge. This gruelling 48 hours included 45 miles of walking, three of the highest mountains in England, and a staggering £3241 raised for Wishlist! The team also raised their £1800 sign up fee with the help of local businesses who contributed £180.00 each. A big thank you to Diverse Health Solutions, TTL Accountants, Sendtxt Ltd, AK Fleet Solutions, MRC Training, Hygia, DE Ford, Ezitracker, and Plain Creative
25th Birthday Coffee Mornings
To celebrate 25 years of Oaklea, teams of employees and customers from our registered houses planned their own themed coffee mornings. The result was 10 fantastic events which raised around £2300 altogether! Themes ranged from high tea to a mad hatter’s tea party, and one even featured a car wash!
Vintage Fashion Show
Oaklea took to the catwalk at the lovely Greenodd village hall for an afternoon of tea, cakes, and vintage fashion. Local vintage businesses dressed two models each, with all outfits and accessories for sale.
This year has seen several individuals challenge themselves on behalf of Wishlist. Mark Lowther ran the Edinburgh Marathon and raised over £500, and Julian Heath swam the Great North Swim, whilst he was supporting customer Catriona who worked very hard raising funds for Macmillan.
In 2014, we stepped back to the 1920s for an evening of Prohibition style fun and entertainment! Guests tried their luck in the casino and the whisky roll, and the location, the Castle Green hotel in Kendal, remained top secret until the last minute, to avoid being stopped by the 1920s authorities!
Undoubtedly a highlight of Oaklea’s fundraising history, the Wishlist Ball raised around £13,000 over night! A night full of polished entertainment and surprises, including a waiting staff flash mob, this was an event which will be talked about for years to come!