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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 2014, please do let us know.

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Rob's 76.2 Mile Challenge

February and April 2014

The challenge

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.

  1. Race 1: Thames trot Ultra 50 - "The Boat Race".
  2. Race 2: London Marathon

The goal

“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.”

Rob Stewart

Thame Swimming Club

30th March 2014

Thame Swimming Club are holding a sponsored Swim the Thame 10K charity swim to raise funds for the club and UCARE

The Tigers Challenge

April-May 2014

If you have children or grandchildren involved in The Tigers Challenge, which is a professionally organised two day tournament that brings U7 - U15 teams from all over the UK,†look out for the UCARE logo on the Tring Rugby Club U12 team shirts. Their club is located on Cow Lane, so you should notice the bright yellow Fresian cow design! The number 50 celebrates the clubís 50th anniversary this year.

Our thanks to Ian Bragg, and to GVA who sponsored the shirts. Good luck boys.

Three mountains to climb

23rd May 2014

Alana Mckenna is doing The Three Peak Challenge for UCARE.

Mark's Tough Mudder

14th June 2014

Mark Cannop is undertaking a Tough Mudder event Ė these are hardcore 12 mile-long obstacle courses designed by the Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and 1,000,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Fancy doing an event too? Visit the Tough Mudder site.

Rachael and Danielle take to the skies

Planned for September 2014

The story of their sky dive:

“About 3 years ago my Dad was diagnosed urological cancer. I was only 19 at the time and wasn't sure how to deal with it so I started raising money for a local charity that helped my mum and dad out a lot. He was very lucky and after surgery got the all clear.

Obviously you have to keep going for check ups and unfortunately we have just found out that the cancer has returned and spread. It is inoperable and we donít know how much time we have with him left. He is currently on chemo tablets and when I found out I knew exactly how to deal with it. By raising money once again. This time I decided to face my biggest fear - heights. The whole thing is for my hero - my daddy.”

UCARE charity golf day and Auction

5th September 2014

We hope you will join us another fantastic day of golf at our sixth annual golf day at Studley Wood.

There is the opportunity to invite non-golf playing guests to the meal and auction.

UCARE Gardeners Question Time

Saturday 13th September 2014

This will be at the MEC Conference Centre, Marlborough School, Woodstock. Guest panellists will include Pippa Greenwood ~ Pippa regularly presents on the BBCs Gardeners World and Gardeners Question Time, and has guested on a number of television programmes. She has written many books and co-authored the Gardeners Question Time book.

Further information will be available soon.

Make one small change for UCARE

We hope you can join us at events in 2014 or perhaps organise your own event.

If you are not up to running, triathlons, Dragon boats etc., there is still a lot you can do to help.