Fundraising and events calendar
Please send us your fundraising news and photos so we can thank you publicly and encourage others to get involved. If you are planning any fundraising in 2013, please do let us know.
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World's Biggest Wine Tasting
Friday 8th November 2013
Bill Cannon is attempting to create the World's Biggest Wine Tasting… On-line!! Please do not all go round to his house!
You can either join his tasting select UCARE as the charity you would like to support and then invite all your friends.
Or you can create your own ~ you will need to select wine(s) for your group to drink, select UCARE as the charity you would like to support and then invite all your friends.
We suggest you use JustGiving, Virgin Money or Local Giving and you can find them with direct links on our donation page.
All the money raised will come directly to UCARE. This will be so much easier to do than running a marathon!! Bill has been training for years for this and but expects there are quite a number of you who can match or better his training. But, remember to drink responsibly.
'Precisely Wrong' at the North Wall Gallery, Oxford.
12-30 November 2013 (Opening evening 11th November 7pm to 9pm)
An exhibition by a young artist and sculptor, who following surgery and chemotherapy for testicular cancer has been inspired to refine his work which is now involves medical, anatomical and botanically inspired imagery.
In July, the artist, Matt Collier held an exhibition 'Le Istruzione Mediche' at La Specola, Florence, and the exhibition in Oxford is a partnership link to our charity ~ UCARE.
Christmas market - Studley Wood Golf Club
Sunday 1st December, 10am - 2pm
Christmas Gifts & Local Crafts, Fresh Seasonal Products, Festive Refreshments…
If you want to book a stall (£10) you can email Francesca on email@example.com. For general enquires please call the golf club on 01865 351144.
John Radcliffe book launch
Wednesday 4th December, 6.30 p.m
You are invited to the book launch of “John Radcliffe and his legacy to Oxford” written by UCARE Trustee David Cranston and illustrated by Valerie Petts.
£1 of each book sale is donated to UCARE
John Radcliffe’s bequests have changed the face of historical Oxford, and their effects live on. David Cranston has performed a valuable service by showing how and why this came about.
Professor Sir David Watson, Principal, Green Templeton College
The launch will be at: Academic Centre, Entrance Foyer 3 (upper landing), John Radcliffe Hospital
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 767777 and we can send you a hospital site map.
Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 4th December 2013
The Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is regarded as the most entertaining tennis event of the year. Staged at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, it offers a winning combination of high class, competitive singles, a “Legends” tournament plus fun doubles matches which delight both spectators and a TV audience of millions.
Britain’s Tim Henman, last year’s finalist in the ATP Champions Tour Field, is determined to regain the title in December. However he will face fierce opposition from a host of former world No.1's and Grand Slam champions.
The 2009 champion Pat Rafter will return, as will the 1997 US Open runner-up Greg Rusedski, along with Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis and defending champion Fabrice Santoro. They will face Henman in a six-man round-robin tournament, with an older Legends event running alongside. In the six-man Legends event, defending champion John McEnroe will face stern competition from seven-time Grand Slam Champion Mats Wilander and Henri Leconte.
In doubles action at the Statoil Masters Tennis – an IMG owned and operated event – the ever-popular Mansour Bahrami and the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles champion, Jamie Murray have signed up to play.
You can capture the atmosphere by viewing this video
Private 2nd Tier boxes for either 4 or 8 people (sold as complete boxes)
- Canapés, bowl food and dessert canapes
- ½ bottle of wine and water per person
- Tea and coffee
- Private hire of a 2nd Tier box
- Souvenir programme – one per two guests
Price per person: £179 inc VAT.
Sponsored Swim a Mountain
22nd December 2013
Thame Swimming Club is raising money for the both the club and UCARE.
Swimmers pick a mountain and swim its height! They will have between 5pm and 8pm on Sunday 22nd December, to complete this and raise as much money as they can. Swimmers chose between mountains Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon; heights are converted in to swimming pool lengths
For the more adventurous the challenge is to do the 3 peaks challenge, Or for the seriously ambitious swim Mount Everest!!
Rob's 76.2 Mile Challenge
February and April 2014
Running 76.2 miles, 2 races, 10 hours. That's a chilly 50 miler down the Thames on 1st February 2014, with a London Marathon chaser on 13th April, 2014.
- Race 1: Thames trot Ultra 50 - "The Boat Race".
- Race 2: London Marathon
“I am aiming to run the 50 miler in under 7 hours and the marathon in 3, for a sub 10 hour total.
You probably know I'm a hockey player with a running history, and you may know I ran a sub-3 hour marathon in 2012. That DOES NOT make this easy and here's why. First, I was in serious pain on that marathon. Second, I could barely walk afterwards - totally broken. Third, I'm combining my training this winter with training for and playing league hockey at a tough level. That means running 20-30 miles on winter Sundays after Saturday hockey matches. Crazy, right?
Please dig deep. I know I am going to have to.”