Patrick Lethaby

  "In the late 1980s my friends were dying of AIDS with little or no support.  Their families     and partners had no support either.  With a background in retail and with the help of other amazing individuals I started Wandsworth Oasis out of faith, a faith that even small interventions would be of value in that difficult times. 

"We were an oasis in a desert of stigma and unpleasantness.  My faith was sorely tried and challenged in the early days.  Times have changed and we deliver support in different ways now, but many people still need our help and I am proud of the support we provide to the sector."

"We were an oasis in a desert of stigma and unpleasantness.  My faith was sorely tried and challenged in the early days"