Oakley Holidays and The Neem Tree Trust

 

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Young people at Oakley Holidays with the Boaris Johnson Piggy Bank

Established in 1919, Oakley Holidays is a registered charity organised on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis, and run to provide opportunities for young people primarily aged between 12~18.

 

The Charity’s objects are to benefit children through their leisure time activities, specifically through the provision of holidays, so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual well being, in order that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.

 

Holidays for up to 100 people are held during school Easter and summer breaks and last for one week.  You can read more about the work of Oakley Holidays by visiting their website www.oakleyholidays.org.

 

During the week the young people try to support charities, often suggested by younger members of the holiday, in a variety of practical ways and by means of a collection. These include:

  • Bringing items to fill Aquaboxes for disaster victims.
  • Donating 5 pences whilst making purchases at their daily tuck shop which is stored in the Oakley piggy bank, named Boaris Johnson.  This money was donated for the work of ST. LUKE’S LEPROSY HOSPITAL in India.
  • Running their own Sport Relief mile in fancy dress, whilst recent donations have been made to the Air Ambulance, the World Wildlife Fund and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.