The Oasis Church in Warrington describes itself as one of the new breed of churches in tune with the 21st century all about ‘making a difference in this town’.
But their outreach work and fundraising have been severely hampered by the coronavirus lockdown which is why church member Samantha Ferguson nominated them as our chosen charity to receive a £405 donation to help them in their work.
Said Sam: “Fundraising has been hit during the lockdown, but that hasn’t stopped us trying to carry on with our outreach work – things like barbecues and the children’s club which aims to give young people something to do rather than wandering the streets.
We’ve also started up a weekend breakfast club for those kids on free school meals.”
The church is situated in Longshaw Street, Dallam, and the assistant pastor is Phil Briggs who was delighted with our donation.
He said: “The virus lockdown has made raising money difficult, especially as we are in one of the most deprived areas of Warrington, so this donation is brilliant and will help us to carry on the work we have been doing to try to help local people in this difficult time.
“We have quite a few outreach programmes like the weekend breakfast club for the kids and food drops together with other essential items for people in need in the area.
We are hugely grateful for this generous gift and so pleased that Gladstone Brookes is investing in our local community.
“We have had people contacting us for help out of the blue and it’s a blessing to be able to do so.”