greenoakha - latest sponsorship

latest sponsorship

Year 2015 - 2016

During the Year, Greenoak Community Focus Limited (GCF) held its first Volunteer Awards Event in Woking which was a great success.  This new Awards event celebrated over 10 years of Greenoak's charitable work in the Woking Borough, and the incredible volunteers and voluntary groups who provide so much needed support to the Woking Community.  These awards have contributed £10,000 to local charities to recognise and help support their valuable services.

There were around 20 online entries for the Awards of the 'Woking Volunteer of the Year' and 'Woking Volunteer of the Year' and they revealed the great contributions of so many volunteers to local people and to Woking.  Presented by Lady Gill Baker, Chair of GCF and Cllr Anne Roberts, the Oscars' style ceremony was held at WWF's iconic Living Planet Centre on 24 July.  Attended by some 70 volunteers, there was loud cheering for the Winners and Runners up as they stepped up to receive their awards.

Other grants and support were given to a number of voluntary organisations. GCF also provided funding for Greneoak's residents' IT services and Resident Book Club programme for the children at our housing schemes.  It also provided grants for apprenticeships and to address fuel poverty.

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!"