South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay visited the Oasis charity shop in Northdown Road, Cliftonville today to present a cheque for £1,010 to Oasis CEO Deborah Cartwright. The money was raised at an event sponsored by Craig and the South Thanet Conservative Association on International Women's Day.
During the International Women's Day event, Deborah Cartwright, CEO of Oasis, had given a powerful account of the appalling suffering of victims of violence and told how until comparatively recently women could legally be beaten and raped within marriage. She also spoke of the many women who have turned their lives around as a result of being offered a safe haven to escape abusive relationships and the support of trained professionals to rebuild their lives and self-esteem.
While in the shop, Craig commented on the attractive 'boutique style' layout of the shop in which all clothing is dry-cleaned prior to being displayed and is offered for sale in pristine condition. He also perused the men's wear section and purchased a striking silk striped tie in mauve and blue!
Craig and the South Thanet Conservative Association are proud to support the valuable work Oasis undertake supporting vulnerable victims of domestic violence within our community.
If you are able, please donate to Oasis here: https://www.justgiving.com/oasis-outreach