Double Olympic Champion Rower James Cracknell has presented a national charity award, which was sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals.
The national Centre for Social Justice Awards’ Small Charity category winner was revealed virtually by James via a video recording to the Oasis Community Centre, in Worksop.
View the Video below to watch James present the award:
The CSJ Awards honour the best grassroots, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises in Britain. All winners received a £10,000 prize, which will go towards providing their often life saving and life changing community work.
The CSJ chose Oasis Community Centre because the charity represents the very best of localism and the power of community spirit. They deal with some of the most complex issues in their area, identifying where need is most acute and being creative enough to come up with the solutions.
The Oasis Community Centre is a beautiful and vibrant 2-acre garden, hidden in the centre of the Kilton estate, Worksop. They operate as the heart of the community through running over 30 projects and activities for all ages, needs and interests. Through their therapeutic interventions, Oasis aim to reduce isolation, to improve health and wellbeing and increase the life opportunities and chances for all people in the area.
The CSJ chose Oasis as the Small Charity category winners because they have developed themselves intentionally to be responsive to the needs of local people and to fully support everyone who comes through their door, with no thresholds or cut-offs.
After winning their award Oasis said they would like to share their model with other community centres around the country, to demonstrate how a small charity with a big dream can make a difference to the world around them.
Congratulations to them from everyone at Morningside Pharmaceuticals.