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Oaklea Trust


Charity goes Vintage on the Catwalk

The Oaklea Trust, a Cumbrian based charity is hosting a vintage fashion event with a difference in aid of its Wishlist Fund, 1pm on Thursday 26th March at the Victory Hall in Broughton in Furness.

The event boasts an afternoon of nostalgia and treats and invites people to ‘find a vintage look that suits you!’ The fundraising event includes a catwalk show, vintage stalls, afternoon tea and cakes, plus a prize raffle with items kindly donated by a variety of businesses throughout South Lakes and Furness.

Lottie Howsley, from the Oaklea Trust, who is one of the organisers of the event comments;

“We hope it will be a great, nostalgic day out for people to bring parents or grandparents to. Vintage is so popular at the moment we feel there will be something for every age, as well as raising vital funds for Wishlist.”

Funds raised on the day will all go the Oaklea Trust’s Wishlist Fund, which aims to raise and distribute funds in support of disabled and disadvantaged children and adults. The criteria for applications changes each year so that The Oaklea Trust can ensure they are able to support a wide and diverse range of the local community.  At the present time the maximum grant available is £500 and is for people aged 75 years and over or their carers, living within the South Lakeland and Furness areas of Cumbria, to fund opportunities to:

1.       Reduce the impact of isolation and loneliness and/or

2.       Promote independence and quality of life including improvements to living environments.

If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from a grant please contact Oaklea Trust or download the application form from the charity’s website

The Oaklea Trust, who are based in Kendal, have been supporting disadvantaged people and those with disabilities throughout the North England for 25 years.  Their vision is based on the principle that every person has a positive contribution to make to society and the right to control their own lives.  The Oaklea Trust supports those in need with a helping hand.

Tickets for the Vintage event are available at Broughton Tourist Information Centre (01229 716115) and Oaklea Trust (01539 735025).

Published : February 24th 2015

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