Farnham Runners donate money to Oakleaf Enterprise
A cheque for £388 was handed over to Eli Beckett, representative of the charity Oakleaf Enterprise, by Farnham Runners recently.
She gave a “ huge thank you to Farnham Runners who have been raising money for Oakleaf not only by entering the Kelly’s Storage Charity Events’ Guildford 10K but raised a further £388 at their recent awards dinner raffle.” (£88 of this was a donation by The Village Hotel, Farnborough who gave 10% of the takings from the bar on the night of the Farnham Runners’ Awards Dinner.)
Oakleaf is the only mental health charity in Surrey working as a social enterprise to provide vocational training for those suffering from mental health issues.
They offer training in horticulture, upholstery, IT and print finishing, enabling people to acquire new skills and ultimately return to work. Alongside these they offer a range of Social Inclusion Activities that cater towards building confidence, physical health and wellbeing.
Through their placement at Oakleaf, clients are able to gain up-to-date qualifications, practical experience and increase their confidence levels.
Oakleaf also operates as a social enterprise, selling high quality upholstery and gardening services at competitive rates.
Oakleaf Enterprise, 101 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UQ
Tel: 01483 303649
Fax: 01483 537069