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Update on Progress of the Anniversary Bust
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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   21 st    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
We   will   be   holding   our   2016   D’Oliveira   Foundation   Gala   Dinner   on   Friday   30 th    September   at   Worcestershire   County Cricket   Club.Last   year’s   dinner   was   a   tremendous   success   and   brilliant   evening   with   the   150+   people   that   packed   out The   Graeme   Hick   Pavilion   enjoying   themselves   and   all   requesting   that   we   stage   the   event   every   year.   This   year   we   are planning   to   make   the   event   even   bigger   and   will   be   holding   it   in   the   impressive   surroundings   of   The   Chestnut   Marquee; don’t   worry   although   the   event      the   event   will   be   bigger   we   have   held   the   ticket   price   at   just   £40   per   person   and   they are   on   sale   now   on   a   first   come,   first   served   basis.   As   well   as   a   superb   four-course   dinner,   there   will   be   a   guest speaker,   disco,   auction,   a   raffle   and   a   surprise   that   we   will   not   reveal   until   all   the   tickets   have   been   sold.   We   need   your support   to   make   this   a   truly   memorable   and   enjoyable   evening,   for   tickets   or   further   information   then   please   do   not hesitate to contact Mark on 07506 747619.
Plans for Our Gala Dinner 2016
The   Anniversary   Busts   of   Basil   and   Damian   will   be   unveiled   on   Sunday   15th   May   during   the   game   with   Sussex,   in   the Graeme   Hick   pavilion.   Naomi,   wife   of   Basil   and   Tracey,   wife   of   Damian   will   perform   the   unveiling.   This   will   mark   the culmination   of   lots   of   hard   work   and   fund   raising   by   the   D’Oliveira   Foundation,   the   busts   are   based   on   the   many photographs   provided   by   the   D’Oliveira   family.   The   sculptor,   John   Mckenna   has   been   working   on   creating   the   bronze   busts for   the   last   few   months   in   his   workshop   in   Scotland,   with   the   close   involvement   of   the   family.   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.
Unveiling of the Anniversary Bust on Sunday 15th May
© The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation 2015 Website created by Chris Everton
“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 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
We will be holding our 2016 D’Oliveira Foundation Gala Dinner on Friday 30th September at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.Last year’s dinner was a tremendous success and brilliant evening with the 150+ people that packed out The Graeme Hick Pavilion enjoying themselves and all requesting that we stage the event every year. This year we are planning to make the event even bigger and will be holding it in the impressive surroundings of The Chestnut Marquee; don’t worry although the event  the event will be bigger we have held the ticket price at just £40 per person and they are on sale now on a first come, first served basis. As well as a superb four-course dinner, there will be a guest speaker, disco, auction, a raffle and a surprise that we will not reveal until all the tickets have been sold. We need your support to make this a truly memorable and enjoyable evening, for tickets or further information then please do not hesitate to contact Mark on 07506 747619.
Plans for Our Gala Dinner 2016
The Anniversary Busts of Basil and Damian will be unveiled on Sunday 15th May during the game with Sussex, in the Graeme Hick pavilion. Naomi, wife of Basil and Tracey, wife of Damian will perform the unveiling. This will mark the culmination of lots of hard work and fund raising by the D’Oliveira Foundation, the busts are based on the many photographs provided by the D’Oliveira family. The sculptor, John Mckenna has been working on creating the bronze busts for the last few months in his workshop in Scotland, with the close involvement of the family. 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.
Unveiling of the Anniversary Bust on Sunday 15th May