Oasis Childcare

1st winner announced
oasis childcare to receive £2,000 thanks to efforts of Tormead SCHOOL students

Oasis Childcare, a Cobham charity that works with vulnerable parents and children and which last year had a Surrey County Council grant application refused due to budget cuts, have pupils from Tormead School in Guildford to thank for a surprise £2,000 donation.  Students from the school nominated Oasis Childcare to receive financial support as part of a Surrey-based initiative – MTG Youth for Charity – which raises awareness amongst young people of the good work that charities do.

Now in its second year, MTG Youth for Charity, which is sponsored and managed by the Surrey offices of Mackrell Turner Garrett Solicitors, is challenging young people from schools and youth organisations across Surrey to nominate their favourite charities to receive donations totalling £20,000 over the next two years.

Students from Tormead School accepted the challenge and chose to nominate Oasis Childcare after undertaking in-depth research of the organisation and analysing how best it could be supported.  The nomination was awarded by judges because they were impressed by the wide range of help the charity gives to families where the children's circumstance is often symptomatic of years of unresolved issues for the parents and the family unit as a whole.
Pupils Gabby Alexander-Harvey, Helena Bacon, Allie Marland and Jess Allee from Tormead School were moved to nominate the charity after learning of its struggle for funding which threatened its closure.

Caroline Edwards from Oasis Childcare says: “We are so grateful for this gift from the MTG Youth for Charity Scheme, and will put the money to good use in our constant battle to secure enough funding to deliver the help when it is most needed.  This money will go towards “Fun Friends” - a twelve week children’s programme designed to assist 4 to 16 year olds learn important skills and techniques to cope with and manage anxiety. It is an early intervention programme which works by increasing emotional resilience and promoting positive coping skills before more serious emotional difficulties occur later in life.  We are so pleased that Oasis is one of the charities that MTG Youth for Charity have chosen to support and it makes it even more special that they were introduced to us by inspiring children from our local community.”

Derek Austin from Mackrell Turner Garrett comments:  “We are delighted to have been able to award Oasis Childcare with a £2,000 donation, not only as a result of the excellent support it offers to vulnerable parents and children, but also due to the breadth and scope of interest the pupils of Tormead School demonstrated in wanting to help others.  It exemplifies what young people and the wider community can do to make a real difference to the world around them – a philosophy which is at the heart of MTG Youth for Charity.

“Oasis Childcare may be the first of this year’s winners but this year’s competition isn’t over yet.  We are still keen to receive nominations from other Surrey schools and youth organisations for charities which could yet benefit from the MTG Youth for Charity initiative.  Whether you’re a youth club leader or a school teacher looking to educate young people about the benefits of giving, or perhaps you run a charity in desperate need of financial support, we’d like to hear from you.”

MTG Youth for Charity, which is now in its second year, is the brainchild of Surrey businessman Ian Vincent, co-director of Vincent Homes, who has a history of supporting charities worldwide.  The bespoke Housebuilder last year successfully donated £20,000 to charities nominated by Surrey schools as part of the initiative.  He is putting up the same amount again this year for nominations received before the end of 2014.


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Notes to Editors:

About MTG Youth for Charity
MTG Youth for Charity is the brainchild of Surrey businessman Ian Vincent, co-director of Vincent Homes, who has a history of supporting charities worldwide.  The bespoke Housebuilder has, for the second time, donated the £20,000 cash award for the Surrey schools and youth organisation initiative and will take an active role in the selection of nominated charities. 

MTG Youth for Charity is designed to link closely with school curriculums, allowing participants to demonstrate that their school produces responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society, links learning to life outside school and encourages enterprising partnerships with local business and the community.

The Surrey offices of solicitors Mackrell Turner Garrett have been appointed for the second year in a row by Vincent Homes as sponsors and managers of the whole initiative.

About Mackrell Turner Garrett

Mackrell Turner Garrett is a full service law firm with offices in Surrey and London, and is the founder of Mackrell International, an international network of over 4,200 lawyers in 82 firms in 110 offices around the world, all of which maintain strong links with their own local communities. 

The firm is one of the top 500 legal firms in the country and has been at the heart of the local community since 1845 providing advice and support to individuals, businesses and other institutions such as charities, schools and clubs.

Clients engage with qualified solicitors on all types of matters from conveyancing to corporate restructuring, and family law to franchising.  The team at Mackrell Turner Garrett is ideally placed to advise on all aspects of business regulation, compliance and policy requirements including corporate and social responsibility, discrimination and employee relations.  The firm’s focus is clearly on the client’s needs and desired outcomes, but its approach is firmly rooted in the value of providing a personal service that clients rightly expect. 

The firm has specialist expertise in land law and property development.  Over the last 25 years it has advised local developer Vincent Homes Limited on many aspects of its work and is therefore particularly pleased to have been appointed sponsors and managers of Youth for Charity.  

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