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All Saints Church Centre
Gosforth Lane
South Oxhey
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Welcome to ASCEND

ASCEND is a community based charity, based in the heart of South Oxhey, an area nationally recognised as a regeneration district with social deprivation issues. Our work is all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network. We are delighted that Mr Gareth Malone and The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith have agreed to be our first patrons.

" I have been associated with the charity work of ASCEND since 2008.   The professional and dedicated small staff team work in a sector that many philanthropists ignore because it raises tough issues with no easy answers. ASCEND connects with and positively changes many lives in this community, giving clients time, new skills and the confidence to move forward in their lives.  Since becoming Patron in 2009, I have had the privilege of presenting awards and certificates of achievement to people ASCEND has helped.   The joy, pride and emotion displayed in their success has been inspirational and leaves me (and many others) with a certainty that this charity is doing a fantastic job, in tough times, with limited resources.  I am delighted to be their patron"   Gareth Malone


Latest News
ASCEND win Realise Futures Award
08 April 2014
ASCEND has just been awarded with Employer of the Year from Realise Futures, the East of England prime contractor for the National Careers Service.  This is a pr... Read More

S.O. this is Christmas Shop a Great Success
17 January 2014
Whilst we are sad that the ’S.O. this is Christmas’ shop is now closed, we have been really pleased at its success.  Seven community organisations... Read More

Results of Pedal for Pounds
13 December 2013
We did it!   Our sponsored exercise bike not only reached its target of 200 miles, but we passed it by 9 miles to make a total of 209 miles peddled. ... Read More

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