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Greenoak funds works at the Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is an exciting venture which operates as a base for a variety of projects serving the community. The aim is to revive hope and restore dignity through practical support, life-skills training, counselling, and a food bank.

The project was initiated by Woking Vineyard Church who acquired a 4 floor derelict building situated in Woking town centre, with the vision to restore it. The renovation works are being achieved by many volunteers from the community, including members of local rehabilitation groups. Work was about to
stall as extra security was needed to protect workers and the building. Greenoak Housing Association stepped into the breach and provided £2,500 to fund a new set of entry doors. These have replaced the old swing doors.

Project Manager, Mark Richmond, said, "thanks to Greenoak Housing, the new front doors and shutters will provide us with security and draught protection. This is particularly important to Woking's Food bank, due to be launched in the new year, and Jigsaw Clothes and Toys for under Fives as
they plan their outreach programmes. The donation allows us to take another step towards the social enterprise ventures for the 1st and 2nd Floors of our Lighthouse building."

Mark added that donations for the Food bank included a breathtaking 8 tons of food from shoppers at local Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, West Byfleet Infant and Junior schools and several independent groups ready to provide crisis food supplies to local people in need.

Year to March 2011

During the year, Greenoak funded 13 organisations including donations to Woking Community Responders, Woking Hospice, YMCA, Let’s Read, SureStart, CAB, Surrey Welfare Rights, Contact a Family, Woking Mediation, and Woking Community Play.

We also provided over £1000 for our residents’ activities and extended computer access for residents.

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Greenoak donates £5K to Woking YMCA

October 2011

We have recently given £5000 to further Woking YMCA’s exceptional work with helping young people build a future. 

In addition to Woking YMCA’s new Grove Court Project, it runs a Children’s Centre, Counselling Service, and Alternative Education Programme. Their many other exciting projects include a recording studio, act as a Gig venue and the centre provides a safe, chilled out environment for young people.

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