David gave many years of service to Oasisplay. His wealth of knowledge and skill has enabled countless young people throughout Lambeth to explore and play. David was always generous with his time, advice, and ideas. He was quick to smile, never judgmental, and genuinely interested in understanding each individual.
David’s journey with Oasis began over 20 years ago when in 1996 he became an assistant at our Karting Project. Following this, he transitioned through several pivotal roles at Oasis, managing many of our core projects, and bringing his tireless commitment and enthusiasm to each. In 2005, David took his positive energy elsewhere, notably the Max Roach Adventure Playground in Brixton and Lambeth Family Support Services. In 2013 David returned to Oasis, and finally, in 2015, he became our ever-reliable Projects Coordinator.
In his role, David aided our project managers with sound advice, development support, and fundraising work. David strove to encourage members of this community, both young and old, to offer their spare time to Oasis, and show them the value of working in the service to their community. He never yielded in his efforts to maintain Oasis as an exciting and relevant place for young people.
David’s priority was always his family: his four children and his wife. It was from them that he took most pride. But here at Oasis, his greatest passions were developing our Adventure Playground project and advancing inclusivity within our services. David believed in people and devoted his working life to supporting the young people of Lambeth to thrive. His positive energy has left a lasting impression on everyone here at Oasis. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
All funds will go to support David's wife, Chinasa and their children Onyi, Onyeka, Bella and Nathaniel during this difficult time.