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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.     
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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. 
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 
The sculptor, John McKenna has sent us some images showing how he is progressing with the busts of Basil and  Damian. He is currently working on fine detail of the face features such as the eyes, mouth and nose, based on the  many photographs provided by the D’Oliveira family. As you can see from these photographs he is creating the  portraits in clay, once approved, these will be used to create the bronze sculptures. The Anniversary Bust has been  commissioned by the Foundation to provide a lasting memorial tribute to Basil and Damian D’Oliveira. John McKenna  spent his early years in Worcester and went to school at one stage with Damian, he has created several iconic  sculptures including that of Jock Stein which stands outside Celtic Park. 
Gala Dinner a Tremendous Success     Our inaugural Gala Dinner took place on Saturday in The Graeme Hick Pavilion and the more than 150 people including many members of the D’Oliveira family, guest speaker Pat Murphy, Foundation Ambassadors Gareth Andrew, Paul Smith and Dave Banks, many of the current Worcestershire team and a sprinkling of ex-players including Norman Gifford, Matt Rawnsley and Duncan Catterall were unanimous in agreeing that it was a brilliant evening and a tremendous success. The evening started with the awesome Wilfs Carnival Band fresh from entertaining crowds at The Rugby World Cup, the guest enjoyed a superb four-course meal with a very entertaining games and raffle break led by the incomparable Dave Bradley. The highlight of the evening was a very emotional speech by BBC Sports Reporter Pat Murphy, a great friend of the D’Oliveira family before everyone danced the night away to the sounds of the JJ Roadshow. It was a brilliant night and we were further buoyed by the news that the event had raised more than £4,000 to help support our work. Click here to see more photographs of the evening.
We can today reveal the trophy that the teams at our Fundraising Quiz Night will be competing for. The winners on the  night will have their name engraved on The Harrison Clark Rickerbys Challenge Shield, will get to keep it for a year and  be able to try and defend it in 2016. The Deansway based Solicitors are the main sponsors of the event which will raise  funds to support the work of The D’Oliveira Foundation and along with supplying the trophy Harrison Rickerby Clark will  be 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.       
Quiz Night Trophy Unveiled
The D’Oliveira Foundation Merchandise You can now join top County player Alex Hales, our own England star Moeen Ali and all of his Worcestershire team ates in showing your support for The D’Oliveira Foundation and look good as well in the new exciting range of D’Oliveira Foundation clothing. The range consists a Baseball Cap, Polo Shirt and Tee Shirt, you can see the full range with prices and how to obtain them at our Merchandise Page
Western Province Cricket Association and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club are joining forces to host an Inaugural Gala  Dinner and Youth Cricket Experience Day as part of a legacy project in honour of Basil D'Oliveira. This will take place in  the period when the Proteas and England play for the Basil D'Oliveira Test Series Trophy in January 2016 in Cape Town.  Funds raised will go towards building a Basil D'Oliveira Clubhouse at Elfindale and also provide support to Western  Province Cricket Association and all of the member clubs. D'Oliveira’s grandson, Brett, is spending the winter with St.  Augustine after signing a new three year contract with Worcestershire. A media release from Western Province and St.  Augustine reads: "The name Basil D'Oliveira stands for both excellence on the cricket field as well as the highest levels  of sportsmanship. The world-at-large acknowledges that he was the irreversible catalyst for change in South African  sport and cricket in particular. 
D'Oliveira Honoured With Gala Dinner and Youth Cricket Day in South Africa
Our fundraising Quiz Night has received a boost thanks to the support of eight local businesses and individuals. Each of them  has generously agreed to sponsor one of the eight rounds of questions at the quiz which takes place at New Road on  Wednesday evening boosting our income by more than £150. The Foundation would like to thank Oldfields of Ombersley,  Hounds for Heroes, The Mitre Inn Stourbridge, Stac Sports, Glassier, Mr. Tim Cox, T and P Scaffolding and Ash Funding for  their generous support.       
Foundation has a Round on Local Businesses
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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.     
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.
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/ 
The sculptor, John McKenna has sent us some images showing how he is progressing with the busts of Basil and Damian. He is currently working on fine detail of the face features such as the eyes, mouth and nose, based on the many photographs provided by the D’Oliveira family. As you can see from these photographs he is creating the portraits in clay, once approved, these will be used to create the bronze sculptures. The Anniversary Bust has been commissioned by the Foundation to provide a lasting memorial tribute to Basil and Damian D’Oliveira. John McKenna spent his early years in Worcester and went to school at one stage with Damian, he has created several iconic sculptures including that of Jock Stein which stands outside Celtic Park.
Gala Dinner a Tremendous Success    Our inaugural Gala Dinner took place on Saturday in The Graeme Hick Pavilion and the more than 150 people including many members of the D’Oliveira family, guest speaker Pat Murphy, Foundation Ambassadors Gareth Andrew, Paul Smith and Dave Banks, many of the current Worcestershire team and a sprinkling of ex-players including Norman Gifford, Matt Rawnsley and Duncan Catterall were unanimous in agreeing that it was a brilliant evening and a tremendous success. The evening started with the awesome Wilfs Carnival Band fresh from entertaining crowds at The Rugby World Cup, the guest enjoyed a superb four-course meal with a very entertaining games and raffle break led by the incomparable Dave Bradley. The highlight of the evening was a very emotional speech by BBC Sports Reporter Pat Murphy, a great friend of the D’Oliveira family before everyone danced the night away to the sounds of the JJ Roadshow. It was a brilliant night and we were further buoyed by the news that the event had raised more than £4,000 to help support our work. Click here to see more photographs of the evening.
Update on Progress of the Anniversary Bust
We can today reveal the trophy that the teams at our Fundraising Quiz Night will be competing for. The winners on the night will have their name engraved on The Harrison Clark Rickerbys Challenge Shield, will get to keep it for a year and be able to try and defend it in 2016. The Deansway based Solicitors are the main sponsors of the event which will raise funds to support the work of The D’Oliveira Foundation and along with supplying the trophy Harrison Rickerby Clark will be 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.      
Quiz Night Trophy Unveiled
The D’Oliveira Foundation Merchandise You can now join top County player Alex Hales, our own England star Moeen Ali and all of his Worcestershire team mates in showing your support for The D’Oliveira Foundation and look good as well in the new exciting range of D’Oliveira Foundation clothing. The range consists a Baseball Cap, Polo Shirt and Tee Shirt, you can see the full range with prices and how to obtain them at our Merchandise Page
Western Province Cricket Association and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club are joining forces to host an Inaugural Gala Dinner and Youth Cricket Experience Day as part of a legacy project in honour of Basil D'Oliveira. This will take place in the period when the Proteas and England play for the Basil D'Oliveira Test Series Trophy in January 2016 in Cape Town. Funds raised will go towards building a Basil D'Oliveira Clubhouse at Elfindale  and also provide support to Western Province Cricket Association and all of the member clubs. D'Oliveira’s grandson, Brett, is spending the winter with St. Augustine after signing a new three year contract with Worcestershire. A media release from Western Province and St. Augustine reads: "The name Basil D'Oliveira stands for both excellence on the cricket field as well as the highest levels of sportsmanship. The world-at-large acknowledges that he was the irreversible catalyst for change in South African sport and cricket in particular.
D'Oliveira Honoured With Gala Dinner and Youth Cricket Day in South Africa
Our fundraising Quiz Night has received a boost thanks to the support of eight local businesses and individuals. Each of them has generously agreed to sponsor one of the eight rounds at the quiz which takes place at New Road on Wednesday evening boosting our income by more than £150. The Foundation would like to thank Oldfields of Ombersley, Hounds for Heroes, The Mitre Inn Stourbridge, Stac Sports, Glassier, Mr. Tim Cox, T and P Scaffolding and Ash Funding for their generous support.     
Foundation has a Round on Local Businesses