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The Award is in recognition of the support the charity has received over the past 12 months from FibroFind and celebrates the success of the corporate partnership.

Oasis Community Housing’s Chief Executive, David Smith, said: “Our Shared Value Awards recognise those businesses that go above and beyond in support of our charity. Every year we deliver help, housing and, moreover, a place people feel they belong through our drop-ins, emergency accommodation and supported accommodation projects. We could not deliver what we do without the generous support of our valued corporate partners and the dedicated individuals within these businesses.”

For almost 40 years, Oasis Community Housing has been supporting people facing homelessness across North East England and South London. The charity works to address both immediate needs and the root causes of homelessness through its Basis crisis services; its Home 24/7 supported accommodations for young men, women, and mothers with babies; its Aspire unemployment support and financial skills training; and Empower programme for women escaping domestic abuse.

The charity’s Patron, the BBC’s Reverend Canon Kate Bottley, presented Dr Lee Borthwick, Chief Operating Officer of FibroFind with its Shared Value Award at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on Friday. Commenting on receiving the Award, Ben Gilhespy, Managing Director of FibroFind said that “As a relatively young company in our region, representing the hugely significant biotech sector we recognise the importance of supporting Oasis Community Housing in whatever way we can to support them in building communities and transforming lives. We are very proud to have received this award and hope that other businesses will follow our lead in working to create a stronger, healthier and safer region.”

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