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We are proud to announce that local community radio station 102.5 The Bridge, have become the third sponsor of our Gala Dinner. The event takes place at New Road on September 26th September and features a superb three course meal, live music, guest speaker top BBC reporter Pat Murphy and a disco to close the evening and will raise funds to support the work of The Foundation. Sports Editor Roy Felstead, a keen cricket supporter himself, said "You can catch us your radio on 102.5 FM across the Black Country, or  around the world at thebridgeradio.net ! We are an Internationally award winning station, broadcasting the best mix of music; the greatest tunes from decades gone by with the new stuff sprinkled on top. Something very close to our hearts is being the number one station for everything to do with grass-roots Black Country sport. Cricket is especially dear to us including reporting from local league games  plus, of course, from  New Road. We regularly broadcast live football and rugby matches from top local non-league sides plus national league  speedway. We also offer the best in Premier League and Football League coverage with reporters at all the big matches. You can also hear a huge amount of local music, as well as a choice of over two-dozen specialist music shows each week. These shows feature jazz, soul, folk, love songs, classic rock, northern soul, urban and  many more genres besides. As a community radio station, we're committed to supporting local causes and groups and we've been  awarded for the work we do with them. For more information on 102.5 The Bridge please visit our website www.thebridgeradio.net
Local Radio Station Icing on the Cake for Gala Dinner
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
Local six piece band the Fabulous Checkmates will be providing live music to enjoy and dance to at our Gala Dinner on the 26th September. With male and female singers, the band's repertoire is very eclectic with great vocal harmonies. Their material ranges from smooth jazz, funky dance, country rock to foot to the floor rock 'n roll. The band have recently added great songs by the Eagles, Ace, The Who and many more. Contact Mark on 07506 747619 for ticket details.
Second Preview of Acts Appearing at the Gala Dinner in September
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.      
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We are proud to announce that local community radio station 102.5 The Bridge, have become the third sponsor of our Gala Dinner. The event takes place at New Road on September 26th September and features a superb three course meal, live music, guest speaker top BBC reporter Pat Murphy and a disco to close the evening and will raise funds to support the work of The Foundation. Sports Editor Roy Felstead, a keen cricket supporter himself, said "You can catch us your radio on 102.5 FM across the Black Country, or  around the world at thebridgeradio.net ! We are an Internationally award winning station, broadcasting the best mix of music; the greatest tunes from decades gone by with the new stuff sprinkled on top. Something very close to our hearts is being the number one station for everything to do with grass-roots Black Country sport. Cricket is especially dear to us including reporting from local league games  plus, of course, from  New Road. We regularly broadcast live football and rugby matches from top local non-league sides plus national league  speedway. We also offer the best in Premier League and Football League coverage with reporters at all the big matches. You can also hear a huge amount of local music, as well as a choice of over two-dozen specialist music shows each week. These shows feature jazz, soul, folk, love songs, classic rock, northern soul, urban and  many more genres besides. As a community radio station, we're committed to supporting local causes and groups and we've been  awarded for the work we do with them. For more information on 102.5 The Bridge please visit our website www.thebridgeradio.net
Local Radio Station Icing on the Cake for Gala Dinner
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
Local six piece band the Fabulous Checkmates will be providing live music to enjoy and dance to at our Gala Dinner on the 26th September. With male and female singers, the band's  repertoire is very eclectic with great vocal harmonies. Their material ranges from smooth jazz, funky dance, country rock to foot to the floor rock 'n roll. The band have recently added great songs by the Eagles, Ace, The Who and many more. Contact Mark on 07506 747619 for ticket details.
Second Preview of Acts Appearing at the Gala Dinner in September
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.