Fundraisers Blog

Our Fundraisers Blog is where we hope those of you kindly participating in some fundraising for Oak Tree will share your plans with the Oak Tree community.

Fundraisers Blog

Whether you plan to jump out of a plane, host a tea party or run a marathon, we want to hear about it!

You can also share a link to an online fundraising page to encourage more support for your event. Happy Fundraising! 

Ellen Valley Riding ClubOrganised by Ellen Valley Riding Club

We have chosen Oak Tree as our charity of the year. To support this local cause, we are organising several events to raise much needed funds. One of our biggest fundraisers will be our Open Showing Show which is taking place on 23rd September at Newton Rigg Equestrian Centre. For more details of this, and other events, keep an eye on Oak Tree's 'Latest News'

Team Jordan York Marathon 2018Organised by Team Jordan York Marathon 2018

Team Jordan have a lot of training to do over the next few months! The collective 'we' have decided to run the York Marathon in October this year to raise money for Oak Tree Animal Charity. Oak Tree is very close to our hearts and is a very worthy cause, needing lots of support. Given the amount of hard work staff continue to put into helping our much beloved four legged friends, we thought it only fair we also put in some hard training and rise to the challenge of running a marathon. Lisa ran the London marathon 10 years ago, but was much more agile and younger back then, now in her (cough.. 40s), she wants to see if she can still run such a distance, and possibly gain a PB. David has never run a marathon, only shorter distances with the longest being 10 miles some 15 years ago, so this is going to be a challange for the both of us.

Billy's 3rd Birthday PartyOrganised by Megan Simmons

Billy would like to invite you all to his 3rd birthday party on Sunday 22nd April at 12pm to raise money for both Oak Tree Animals' Charity and Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue. Bring along your canine friends and enjoy a free coffee courtesy of our dog friendly coffee shop, Turbo Espresso. We will then be taking a lovely 3km walk around Bitts Park and the River Eden (shorter route is also available). We will also have a raffle to raise money including a prize from Woofly Pawfect Dog Groomers (Brampton) & dog friendly cupcakes. Location: Immortal Art Studio,13 Castle Street Carlisle CA3 8SY Date/Time: Sunday 22nd April 2018 12:00-15:00 (if you wish to join the walk please arrive for 12:00 :)

Team Oak Tree Husky ChallengeOrganised by Caroline Johnson and Sarah Batty

We are taking on a unique charity challenge that involves spending five days sledding 260km through Lapland! We will be required to erect our own tents, cook for ourselves and fulfil all camping duties. In addition to looking after ourselves, we’ll also be responsible for taking care of our teams of huskies in temperatures reaching -20 degrees!! The dogs' welfare is paramount and the company we are going with take this very seriously so we will be pushing our own sleds at many points. We are funding the challenge ourselves, but are looking to raise funds Oak Tree. Please visit our VMG page (where you can read more about the challenge) and consider making a donation – every single pound will go directly towards supporting animals in our local community. Huge thanks, Caroline and Sarah

Peter Jackson The Jeweller Fundraising Raffle and EventOrganised by Peter Jackson The Jeweller

We have decided to run an Easter raffle in conjunction with an in-store cleaning event we are holding on Easter Saturday. Given the recent weather conditions lately, we wanted to help a local charity and being animal lovers here we have decided that Oak Tree would be the one for us. The prize is an Easter cleaning hamper comprising of the following - 1 x Large Thorntons chocolate Easter egg with 9 individual Thorntons chocolates 1 x gold jewellery cleaner 1 x gold polishing cloth 1 x silver jewellery cleaning 1 x silver polished cloth 1 x diamond dazzle stick 1 x pack of polishing diamond cloths 5 x Cadbury creme eggs 1 x rabbit egg cup 5 x chocolate bunnies 1 x caramel egg 1 x rabbit biscuit pop 1 x chick biscuit pop We will be selling raffle tickets in the shop at £1 per strip. Please come along and support this fantastic local Charity!

Wainwright Challenge in aid of 3 local charities Organised by Graham Lewis

In 2018 I aim to complete all the Wainwrights (the hills from the Lakeland Fells guide by Alfred Wainwright) within the calendar year. There are 214 tops so it will mean a decent amount of uphill! Some people complete them every year, some people never go up a single one, but this is a challenge for me, I'm not the quickest and some days I really struggle to get motivated to get out as work can take over. I have a full time job including working 1 in 4 weekends on call so I will have to have some weekends away from the fells. When I am out though I love it (as does my dog Clova) and the views are to die for. I would like to raise some money for charity whilst doing this and I hope some people reading this will be kind enough to donate. The charities I am supporting are Animal Concern Cumbria, Oak Tree Animals' Charity and Mountain Rescue for Cumbria. The two animal charities are charities I work with on a regular basis and I feel both try their best to care for the unwanted animals of Cumbria. I wish they weren't needed but sadly they are. The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue teams do a fantastic job of making a very dangerous environment a bit safer for those of us that love the outdoors. To keep up to date with my challenge, please check out my blog:

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