Mayor of Elmbridge 2017/18 charity launch
Following her election as Mayor of Elmbridge at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Wednesday 17 May, Councillor Rachael Lake held her charity launch on Thursday 18 May at Mercedes Benz World in Weybridge. Councillor Rachael Lake has chosen to support local charity, Oasis Childcare, during her Mayoral Year.
Councillor Rachael Lake wanted to support Oasis as its strapline is ‘Touching Peoples Lives’, a sentiment that Rachael believes is an integral part of the role of those who work in local organisations.
The Mayor said “I am delighted to be supporting Oasis during my Mayoral Year and to launch my Charity Appeal on their behalf. This organisation does invaluable work in the Borough and every penny of funds raised will help them to extend their excellent services. It is vitally important to raise the profile of this worthwhile charity and to get the local community in Elmbridge involved and I look forward to fundraising with everyone over the coming year.”
Oasis has been assisting vulnerable children and families in the Elmbridge area for the last 21 years. Oasis has a very strong track record of providing services for families in crisis and for implementing preventative services to stop families going into crisis. The circumstances of many of the families are often symptomatic of years of unresolved issues for the parents and the family unit as a whole; issues such as domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, poor parenting or mental health. Oasis works to build a relationship of trust with these families who often feel isolated and let down. They offer them a place of safety to come to and a team of people who will listen and work with them in times of crisis. Oasis also believes that working with families long term on their resilience will assist them in averting any potential crisis as they will have the tools they have learnt to help them make positive life choices.