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Help us to make a difference

Why Give?

The Oakes is committed to sharing the Christian message with children and young people through amazing residential camps. This is made possible through the many generous individuals, churches and trusts whose donations make up approximately 40% of our income.

Camp fees typically cover the cost of the camps themselves, and since all our staff are volunteers, this means we can use every gift to really make a difference …

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Subsidising camp places

Our prices are already low, but your gifts allow us to provide further discounted camp places through our Holiday Fund. This enables young people to attend who would otherwise miss out on Oakes camps.

Making an Impact

The Impact Team are the young people who give a year to volunteer with us and make the camps possible. Your gifts help to cover their food, accommodation and training costs.

Improving our facilities

It takes a lot of time and money to keep our beautiful house and estate looking so good. Your gifts help us to maintain and improve our facilities, and develop exciting new activities for campers to enjoy.

How to give

Monthly gifts ensure a consistent monthly income, allowing us to budget sensibly.

Our monthly giving programme is called our “Acorn Scheme”. An “Acorn” is a regular gift of £10 per month by Direct Debit or standing order. Some donors give multiple Acorns or just part of an Acorn.

One-off gifts are also a real encouragement to us. We are amazed at the way that they often arrive just when we need them!

Simply click on the appropriate link below to give securely online.

Alternatively, to set up a standing order or send a cheque you use our Postal Donation and Gift Aid form.

Thank you so much for your support!

Other ways to give

There are a few other ways that you can support the work of The Oakes financially, some without any additional cost to yourself … take a look at some of the different ways below.