ASCEND is based within the South Oxhey housing estate in Hertfordshire.ASCEND opened its doors in August 1996 at All Saints’ Church Centre, South Oxhey. It was founded by a small group of local people lead by the Rev. Ann Douglas, to counteract the problems on the estate. As ASCEND became established, it took over the running of a homeless project for young people aged 16 to 25, also based at the church. The homeless work continues today through Herts Young Homeless. ASCENDs services are available to anyone living in the South Oxhey and Three Rivers District. We also see people from the surrounding areas of Watford, Borehamwood and St Albans.
ASCEND works and activities:
Letter of ASCEND CEO to Fr. Dominic McKenna
To Rev. Dominic McKenna
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
For nearly 24 years, ASCEND has worked to support the local community, by helping those furthest from the job market to attain the skills needed to move forward in their lives. This could be through our various courses, volunteer induction project, Healthy Hub wellbeing programmes, our job club, Building Better Opportunities programme or our Dig Deep allotment project. We are already supporting people who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, including job loss and this is likely to escalate in the next few months as Government support is scaled down. We know that ASCEND services will be needed more than ever to support those affected, delivered in a way that supports current social distancing issues.
Our funding appeal is designed to help our local communities after COVID 19 to get back on their feet and we hope you can help us, by circulating our poster to your congregation. It details how donations can be accepted via text or through our website if supporters want to set up regular donations. ASCEND is very happy to talk to you or members of your congregation about our appeal and the services we offer.
Thank you in advance for your support. It really is very much appreciated.
If you want help ASCEND to do their work, just simply:
- TEXT RECOVER10 to 70490 to donate £10
- TEXT RECOVER20 to 70490 to donate £20
Otherwise if you want to know more about ASCEND, their details are as follows:
All Saints’ Church, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire, WD19 7AX
020 8420 1364