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Oakley is an active member of the community, through charitable donations, trusteeships and our volunteering programme. Here are some of the charities we support.

 

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity raises money to enable the hospital to provide world class care and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

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Jeans For Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children who are affected by genetic disorders. Jeans for Genes Day funds Genetic Disorders UK, a national charity dedicated to supporting families affected by genetic disorders.

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Ocean Family Foundation

Ocean Family Foundation funds and actively supports a variety of sustainable marine conservation programmes to realise their aim, that the rich biodiversity of the world’s largest and most important wilderness, the ocean, may be protected and thrive for generations to come.

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Royal Brompton And Harefield Hospitals

The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity is an independent charity that raises funds for specific projects at the hospitals that the NHS is unable to fund. Current fundraising priorities are the Royal Brompton Hybrid Theatre Appeal and the Harefield Centenary Appeal.

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Royal Trinity Hospice

Royal Trinity Hospice provides skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. They support people living in our central and south west London community, at home and at the hospice. Care is centred on the unique needs of each individual and those close to them.

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Start Careers

Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering schools and colleges a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools. By following Start’s structured and progressive activities, the platform caters for all students helping them to make more informed decisions about future study and career options at the right time and in good time.

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The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. They help 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.

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The Weizmann Institute Of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences. It is located in Rehovot, Israel, just south of Tel Aviv.

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Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. They give young people – from all backgrounds – the opportunity to realise their full potential through a range of practical enterprise programmes, from one day masterclasses to year-long projects. They empower young people to learn, to work and to live.

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War Child

War Child is a UK charity which provides support and rehabilitation to child victims of war, by working with local communities, their organisations and local authorities in both conflict and post-conflict areas. War Child’s work has evolved from temporary food aid to ongoing, sustainable projects that improve the long-term outcomes for the most vulnerable and marginalised children in conflict areas across the world.

Right to Play

Right to Play empowers vulnerable children to overcome the effects of war, poverty and disease around the world through play. Right to Play works with schools and community-based organisations in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle-East, training teachers and coaches in its innovative play-based learning methodology and holding play days and sports tournaments geared towards building children’s life skills.

1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust is a dynamic and innovative education charity committed to working with teachers to inspire young people nationwide. By harnessing the power of sport, they challenge perceptions and engage with students from all backgrounds to share the opportunities that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) have to offer.

Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST)

MiSST works with 15 secondary schools in the UK, that have a disadvantaged and challenging student intake, by providing funding for classical instruments and support in the form of regular tuition and opportunities to perform. MiSST unlocks hidden potential and builds confidence and social skills by connecting young people to the world of classical music and arts.

Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Association

Royal SpringBoard is a national charity providing disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people across the UK with the life-transforming opportunity of a fully funded boarding school education. This provides children and young people with the opportunity to move to a safe and structured environment, away from often troubled and challenging circumstances.

Plastic Oceans UK

Plastic Oceans UK works with businesses, scientists, schools and policy-makers to change attitudes and behaviours towards plastic. Their work began with award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean which ignited mass consumer awareness and is continued through education programmes and working with businesses to reduce their plastic footprints.

British Fashion Council Trust

The British Fashion Council Fashion Trust is a charitable initiative that offers business support to UK based designers through financial grants, mentoring and funding to provide traineeships to graduates. The BFC Fashion Trust’s core activity is to promote the art of fashion design for the benefit of the public.

Wellness Foundation

Wellness Foundation is committed to preventing and reversing chronic disease through the power of plant-based nutrition. Through ground-breaking education, support, and inspiration, they work to empower children and adults to take control of their health and build a community where healthy choices are accessible and affordable.

Royal Anglian Benevolent Charity

The Royal Anglian Benevolent Charity was established to provide relief for persons who are in need, hardship or distress that are serving or former members of the Royal Anglian Regiment and their dependants. The charity runs numerous fundraising events in order to make grants to individuals and organisations.

Lady Garden

The Lady Garden Foundation is a national women’s health charity, raising awareness and funding for research into gynaecological cancers. The charity began in 2014 to fund ground-breaking research into the treatment of these cancers at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The Lady Garden Foundation runs numerous fundraising events, such as the KX & KXU Lady Garden Run and the Fortnum and Mason Ladies Lunch.

King’s Cup Regatta

The King’s Cup is a major sailing event hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to raise awareness and funds for eight of their charitable causes. These include Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Action on Addiction.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies is a group of girls who got together in 2005 for a “Girls Night In” to raise money for Bermuda Cancer and Health, for Breast Cancer. Starting with 12 women and now with 160 in the group, they continue to host events and raise money for cancer charities in Bermuda.

Film Forever Club

Film Forever Club supports the British Film Institute (BFI) to highlight the cultural importance of storytelling and filmmaking. The BFI works to invest in the next generation of filmmakers through various academies, workshops and festivals aimed at 16-25 year-olds from all walks of life.

Serpentine Gallery

Across two sites, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery present a year-round, open programme of exhibitions, education, live events and technological innovation, in the park and beyond. The galleries are proud to maintain free access for all visitors, thanks to their unique location, the Galleries also reach an exceptionally broad audience and connect with the local community.

Maidstone Football Club Rugby Union

Maidstone Rugby is the county town’s senior and longest established rugby club and runs five senior men’s sides and multiple youth sides from under 6 to under 18. The ethos of Maidstone Youth Rugby is to ensure that boys and girls of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have the opportunity to have fun and learn rugby in a safe, encouraging and inclusive environment.