“Every adventure has a first step” Lewis Carroll

2020 - Was intended to be a big year for Oaklea - we were 30 years old - thanks to Covid19 celebrations have been put back. But we’re back on track - so come and join our celebrations. Here you will find information on how to get involved - maybe you want to attend our anniversary celebration in June -or want to donate, sponsor or just help out in some way. All you need to know is here.

21st January 2021 -Please note: Event has been re-scheduled for Saturday 26th June 2021 due to Corona Virus -see below- and will be a VIRTUAL celebration.

Through the Looking Glass -30 Years Celebration

21 January 2021 - UPDATE - re scheduled for Summer 2021

Oaklea’s Celebration Event had been postponed due to the current pandemic. But we are pleased to confirm that our celebration event will NOW take place on Saturday 26th June 2021 from 1915-2045. Instead of being at a hotel location due to the ongoing Covid19 situation we have decided to host this virtually via Zoom. We will also have a keynote speaker - Andy Beeforth OBE from CCF - Cumbria Community Foundation. We hope that you will still be able to join us to celebrate our 30 years anniversary. We will contact you soon to make booking arrangements if you haven’t already purchased your ticket (more details will follow soon on what the night will entail!)

Oaklea Director Sue Green: “CCF have funded and helped kickstart a number of Oaklea/R2W projects so they know us well and can talk personally of their involvement with us as a charitable group. He is an extremely busy man so we are thrilled he has agreed to be our keynote speaker”

The Oaklea Trust ..celebrates 30 years -Join us as we step “Through the Looking Glass”

In 2020 The Oaklea Trust charity reached a major milestone – we turned 30 years old. It’s something really worth celebrating. We will be holding a fundraising event to mark the occasion. The evening’s theme is inspired by Alice in Wonderland as we take you ‘through the looking glass’ and share with you our journey over 3 momentous decades.

The evening will now take on a different format than originally planned as it will now be done virtually -we will let you know more details soon! But we aim to include; raffle prizes and auction, a key speaker (see above) and a visual record of what Oaklea has achieved.

Oaklea has continued to respond to the changing needs of individuals and communities during this time. That’s why we have been inspired by Lewis Carroll – “every adventure has a first step.”

We would love you to join us: customers, learners, colleagues and suppliers celebrating together.

enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk T: 01539 735025

As you can see we’ve even got the “Looking Glass” theme on the special envelopes we’ve created to send the invites/tickets out -so book now - don’t be late!

And the hard copies arrived at Oaklea HQ in 2nd week of Feb - we love them! You can see Niall from our Customer Advice Team holding up well - but why the mystery hand…is it Alice? (“Wonder-land” will never cease!)

Get involved

If you can’t attend but would like to support us - why not make a donation, or sponsor an award or contribute in some other way. Give us a call - and we can talk any ideas through Speak to us or T:01539 735025


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Second Floor,
East Wing,
Station House, Station Road, Kendal
Cumbria LA9 6RY

Telephone. 01539 735 025
Email. enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk