latest sponsorship

Year 2014 - 2015

Last year we funded 15 charities and local groups including The Lighthouse, Goldsworth Park Rangers, Besom Furniture Project, SureStart, CAB, Surrey Welfare Right and Shopmobility. We also provided over £3,765 for Greenoak's Residents' IT services and £1,275 for the Resident Book Club programme for the children at our housing schemes. We made several smaller donations including Guildford Action, Woking Action for Peace, Shelter and Surrey Save.

Woking ShopMobility gets more mobile with help from Greenoak

Woking ShopMobility has received a helping hand from Greenoak Housing Association who have donated two new Invacare Colibri scooters.  Diana Kingdon, CEO of Greenoak said: “We have over 150 retirement flats and 100 other tenants in Woking.  We are delighted to support this fantastic scheme which helps people with mobility problems have full access to Woking Centre facilities.”

Greenoak’s tenants Mr and Mrs Hubbard from Goldsworth Park joined the presentation.  Mrs Hubbard who has been involved with Woking ShopMobility since it opened in Woking in 1989 said: “I’ve been with them from the start, and because of a spinal injury use their facilities at least once a week.  Their scooters are very popular and beneficial to everyone that uses them.”

The new compact portable equipment are more convenient and are transportable, adding to Shop Mobility’s growing fleet of wheelchairs, scooters and power chairs.  They allow freedom and independencefor people who have short or long term disabilities or illnesses and are unable to get around without assistance.  

ShopMobility Chairman, Pat Maguire said: “We are so delighted to accept these two scooters provided by our sponsors Greenoak Housing association, I'm sure they will give much enjoyment to those who use our facilities!"

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.