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The concentration of John McKenna is portrayed here, as he works on the early stages the combined bronze bust of  Basil and Damian. He is working on the early stages of Damian, blocking clay out, arranging axis of head on shoulders  and some basic details. John has met up with members of the D’Oliveira family who have also supplied photographs, he  will continue to liaise closely with them as works progresses, all of this to ensure a great final work of art. Although  John lives and works in Scotland now, he has a great affinity with his subjects as he was born and bred in Worcester  and actually went to primary school with Damian. It is hoped that the Sculpture will be completed for unveiling in  November of this year, more updates to come.  
Update on Progress of the Anniversary Bust
Local Solicitors Have All the Answers for Quiz Night A landmark Worcestershire firm of solicitors has answered our pleas for help by kindly agreeing to sponsors our fundraising Quiz Night. Harrison Clark Rickerbys, based in Deansway, will become the main sponsors of the event which will raise funds to support the work of The D’Oliveira Foundation. Along with entering two teams Harrison Rickerby Clark will be providing the shield that will be engraved with the winning teams name that they will be able to keep for a year as well as providing individual prizes for the winners. The event takes place in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Wednesday 21st October with a 7pm start. Teams can be up to a maximum of five people with an entry fee of £5 person which will include a half time buffet worth £9 each. Along with looking for teams too take part in the event, The Foundation is also looking for local business to sponsor individual quiz rounds at a cost of £20 per round. For further information or to enter a team sponsors a round please contact Mark on 07506 747619.     
Thanks to a cancellation there are now ten tickets available for our inaugural Gala Dinner which promises to be an event full of  glitz and glamour aplenty. The D’Oliveira Foundation is staging its first Gala Dinner on on Saturday 26th September in The  Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club and it certainly promises to be a fantastic evening out. As well as  enjoying a superb three course meal there will be two live bands, disco and a guest speaker. The guest speaker is senior BBC  Cricket Journalist Pat Murphy, bands providing live music are Wilfs Carnival Ukulele Band and the Fabulous Checkmates, you  will be able to dance the night away to the Phil Dent Roadshow with the evening being compared by BBC Hereford and  Worcester’s Dave Bradley. Tickets for this fantastic event cost just £40 each and can be purchased by contacting Mark on  07506747619.      
Still Time to Get Your Glad Rags On
MVG Puts His Shirt on Gala Dinner Being a Success  The Worlds Number One darts player Dutchman Michael van Gerwen has “thrown” his support behind The D’Oliveira  Foundation by donating two signed shirts that we will be able to use to raise money at some of our functions. The first of  the shirts (pictured) will be one of the items in the Silent Auction at our Gala Dinner on Saturday 26thSeptember in The  Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club and it certainly promises to be a fantastic evening. As well  as enjoying a superb three course meal guests will be serenaded by two live bands including acoustic ukulele group,  Wilf’s Carnival Band, entertained by guest speaker senior BBC Cricket Journalist Pat Murphy and finally will be able to  dance the night away to the Phil Dent Roadshow with the evening being compared by BBC H and W’s Dave Bradley.  Tickets for this fantastic event cost just £40 each and can be purchased by contacting Mark on 07506 747619.      
Our popular FaceBook page has reached a new high with the news that we now have more than 800 people liking  our page and checking out what is happening on a daily basis. Our FaceBook page has news and stories that are  too small for a website article and so is well worth visiting on a regular basis to see what’s going on. The page is  also a useful tool to help us raise much-needed funding through advertising and the more followers we have the  more we can charge for advertising on the page so please log on to the page and use the “Recommend this page  to your friends” button and help us keep growing.   
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Foundations FaceBook Page Reaches New Milestone
Premier Item Up for Grabs We have a fantastic item up for grabs that we know many of you will want to get your hands on! We are auctioning  Colin Munro’s original shirt from the 2015 Indian Premier League Champions Mumbai Indians and to make it even  more special, Colin signed the shirt for us before he flew back home to join up with the New Zealand team. With  the money raised from the auction going towards funding the cost of the Anniversary Bust, it’s a great way for  everyone to support The Foundation whilst getting your hands on a very special and rare item of cricket  merchandise. The bidding for this exciting item starts at £50 and to bid you can either e-mail  mashbourne@doliveirafoundation.org.uk or text 07506 747619, in the event of there being identical bids, the  earliest received bid will be the one that we accept, bidding will close at 7pm on Monday 31st August 2015 and we  will publish the current highest bid every time it is raised. 
Our inaugural Gala Dinner on Saturday 26th September continues to go from strength to strength with the news that  growing Walsall based business IBS Managed Accounts Limited has kindly agreed to sponsor one of the courses. IBS are a  small quality provider, with extensive knowledge and expertise in financial management and support within the Health &  Social Care sector.  They provide an Enhanced Managed Account service for Health & Social Care Clients who want to  employ their own staff but do not want the responsibility of being an employer; the company offers support to clients who  do not have family members, mental capacity or a suitable person to manage their personal budget.  They are also a  Department of Works and Pensions registered Corporate Appointee so can offer full management of benefits and personal  monies.Spokesperson Jackie Davies said “The ethos of IBS Managed Accounts Limited is to work with all sectors of society  so that they are able to participate in and enjoy a full and active life and The D’Oliveira Foundation share the same aims in  the work that they do so it was a natural thing for us to work with them and support their Gala Dinner.” The Foundation’s  Mark Ashbourne said “IBS is a terrific company who work to make sure that everyone can have access to and full  participation in a normal life and those are exactly the same aims as those of The D’Oliveira Foundation and we are  extremely grateful to Jackie Davies and IBS for their support of this event”. There are still a few tickets remaining for the  event to book or for further information please contact Mark on 07506 747619.  
Walsall Accounts Company Supports Gala Dinner
Evesham Scaffolding Company Rises to Menu Challenge   When we put out an appeal for a local business to help fund the costs of producing the menus for our Gala Dinner the  response from one Evesham based company was an immediate “Yes”. Tim Davies joint owner of the well known local  scaffolding company and a lifelong Worcestershire supporter wasted no time in responding to our appeal ”I’m a big fan  of Worcestershire cricket and both Basil and Damian have played a massive part in my love for the county so it was the  natural thing for me to support such a great cause”. Speaking for The Foundation, Mark Ashbourne said “The impact  that both Basil and Damian had on cricket within Worcestershire ouched everyone and the Foundation is continuing the  work that they both supported within The County and this is being recognized by the local community, we thank Tim  Davies for his invaluable support. Visit their website at http://www.tandpscaffolding.co.uk 
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“Honouring the memory of Basil and Damian D'Oliveira  through the delivery of cricket programs and projects  that support and encourage children and young people  to participate in cricket."
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The concentration of John McKenna is portrayed here, as he works on the early stages the combined bronze bust of Basil and Damian. He is working on the early stages of Damian, blocking clay out, arranging axis of head on shoulders and some basic details. John has met up with members of the D’Oliveira family who have also supplied photographs, he will continue to liaise closely with them as works progresses, all of this to ensure a great final work of art. Although John lives and works in Scotland now, he has a great affinity with his subjects as he was born and bred in Worcester and actually went to primary school with Damian. It is hoped that the Sculpture will be completed for unveiling in November of this year, more updates to come.
Update on Progress of the Anniversary Bust
Local Solicitors Have All the Answers for Quiz Night A landmark Worcestershire firm of solicitors has answered our pleas for help by kindly agreeing to sponsors our fundraising Quiz Night. Harrison Clark Rickerbys, based in Deansway, will become the main sponsors of the event which will raise funds to support the work of The D’Oliveira Foundation. Along with entering two teams Harrison Rickerby Clark will be providing the shield that will be engraved with the winning teams name that they will be able to keep for a year as well as providing individual prizes for the winners. The event takes place in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Wednesday 21st  October with a 7pm start. Teams can be up to a maximum of five people with an entry fee of £5 person which will include a half time buffet worth £9 each. Along with looking for teams too take part in the event The Foundation is also looking for local business to sponsor individual quiz rounds at a cost of £20 per round. For further information or to enter a team sponsors a round please contact Mark on 07506 747619.     
Thanks to a cancellation there are now ten tickets available for   our inaugural Gala Dinner which promises to be an event full of   glitz and glamour aplenty. The D’Oliveira Foundation is staging its  first Gala Dinner on on Saturday 26th September in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club and it certainly  promises to be a fantastic evening out. As well as enjoying a   superb three course meal there will be two live bands, disco and  a guest speaker. The guest speaker is senior BBC Cricket Journalist Pat Murphy,  bands providing live music are Wilfs Carnival Ukulele Band and the Fabulous  Checkmates, you will be able to dance the night away to the Phil Dent Roadshow  with the evening being compared by BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Dave Bradley.  Tickets for this fantastic event cost just £40 each and can be purchased by  contacting Mark on 07506 747619.   
Still Time to Get Your Glad Rags On
MVG Puts His Shirt on Gala Dinner Being a Success  The Worlds Number One darts player Dutchman Michael van Gerwen has “thrown” his support behind The D’Oliveira   Foundation by donating two signed shirts that we will be able   to use to raise money at some of our functions. The first of the shirts (pictured) will  be one of the items in the Silent Auction at our Gala Dinner on Saturday  26thSeptember in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club  and it certainly promises to be a fantastic evening. As well as enjoying a superb  three course meal guests will be serenaded by two live bands including acoustic  ukulele group, Wilf’s Carnival Band, entertained by guest speaker senior BBC  Cricket Journalist Pat Murphy and finally will be able to dance the night away to the  Phil Dent Roadshow with the evening being compared by BBC H and W’s Dave  Bradley. Tickets for this fantastic event cost just £40 each and can be purchased by  contacting Mark on 07506 747619.      
Our popular FaceBook page has reached a new high with the news that we now have more than 800 people liking our page and checking out what is happening on a daily basis. Our FaceBook page has news and stories that are too small for a website article and so is well worth visiting on a regular basis to see what’s going on. The page is also a useful tool to help us raise much-needed funding through advertising and the more followers we have the more we can charge for advertising on the page so please log on to the page and use the “Recommend this page to your friends” button and help us keep growing.       
Foundations FaceBook Page Reaches New Milestone
Premier Item Up for Grabs We have a fantastic item up for grabs that we know   many of you will want to get your hands on! We   are auctioning Colin Munro’s original shirt from the   2015 Indian Premier League Champions Mumbai Indians and to make it even more special, Colin signed the shirt for us before he flew back home to join up with the   New Zealand team. With the money raised from the auction going towards funding the cost of the Anniversary Bust, it’s a great way  for everyone to support The Foundation whilst getting your hands on a very  special and rare item of cricket merchandise. The bidding for this exciting item  starts at £50 and to bid you can either e-mail  mashbourne@doliveirafoundation.org.uk or text 07506 747619, in the event of  there being identical bids, the earliest received bid will be the one that we accept,  bidding will close at 7pm on Monday 31st August 2015 and we will publish the  current highest bid every time it is raised. 
Our inaugural Gala Dinner on Saturday 26th September continues to go from strength to strength with the news that growing Walsall based business IBS Managed Accounts Limited has kindly agreed to sponsor one of the courses. IBS are a small quality provider, with extensive knowledge and expertise in financial management and support within the Health & Social Care sector.  They provide an Enhanced Managed Account service for Health & Social Care Clients who want to employ their own staff but do not want the responsibility of being an employer; the company offers support to clients who do not have family members, mental capacity or a suitable person to manage their personal budget.  They are also a Department of Works and Pensions registered Corporate Appointee so can offer full management of benefits and personal monies.Spokesperson Jackie Davies said “The ethos of IBS Managed Accounts Limited is to work with all sectors of society so that they are able to participate in and enjoy a full and active life and The D’Oliveira Foundation share the same aims in the work that they do so it was a natural thing for us to work with them and support their Gala Dinner.” The Foundation’s Mark Ashbourne said “IBS is a terrific company who work to make sure that everyone can have access to and full participation in a normal life and those are exactly the same aims as those of The D’Oliveira Foundation and we are extremely grateful to Jackie Davies and IBS for their support of this event”. There are still a few tickets remaining for the event to book or for further information please contact Mark on 07506 747619.
Walsall Accounts Company Supports Gala Dinner
Evesham Scaffolding Company Rises to Menu Challenge  When we put out an appeal for a local business to help fund the costs of producing the menus for our Gala Dinner the response from one Evesham based company was an immediate “Yes”. Tim Davies joint owner of the well known local scaffolding company and a lifelong Worcestershire  supporter wasted no time in responding to our appeal ”I’m a big fan of  Worcestershire cricket and both Basil and Damian have played a massive part in my  love for the county so it was the natural thing for me to support such a great  cause”. Speaking for The Foundation, Mark Ashbourne said “The impact that both  Basil and Damian had on cricket within Worcestershire ouched everyone and the  Foundation is continuing the work that they both supported within The County and  this is being recognized by the local community, we thank Tim Davies for his  invaluable support. Visit their website at http://www.tandpscaffolding.co.uk/