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Generous Local Businessman Supports Gala Dinner
BIG-HEARTED Wordsley businessman Geoff Hill has risen to the challenge of supporting The D’Oliveira Foundation by donating a state of the art compact Zanussi vacuum cleaner to be used as a raffle prize at our Gala Dinner in September. Geoff has donated well over £250,000 to a host of good causes through his charitable trust, which he runs from the profits of his electrical superstore in Amblecote and said "I've enjoyed doing it; it's nice to help and people appreciate it. There's a lot of great people out there in the community”. The trust sees ten per cent of the net profits from Geoff's successful shop donated to needy Black Country groups - many of which receive no funding from other sources. Over the years scout groups, sports clubs, children’s charities, community organisations and deserving individuals have benefitted.
See the full range of products by clicking here: www.geoffhillltd.co.uk/
Signed Shirt Presented to Newsletter Draw Winner by Brett D’Oliveira
Jake Pawley was the lucky winner of our Newsletter draw. Everyone who registerered via this web site to receive our regular Foundation Newsletter was entered into the draw for a Startin Honda sponsored “Walk for Basil” tee shirt signed by the Worcestershire squad. The shirt was presented by Brett D’Oliveira (pictured), Jake’s favourite Worcestershire player, prior to the first days play of the first game of the 2015 season at New Road against Yorkshire on Sunday. A big thank you to Brett and all of those who posted their registration details on the Foundation web site.
We had a very productive meeting with John McKenna (pictured), the artist chosen by the D’Oliveira family to sculpt The Anniversary Bust, a bronze bust of both Basil and Damian. The latest news is as follows: The bust will feature full scale size heads of both Basil and Damian The bust will be officially unveiled in November this year We will be publishing footage and photographs of each stage of the process live on our website and will be launching a page on the site where you can see all of this happening. We will be announcing details of a special event to mark the unveiling in the near future. The total cost of the the bust with the plinth etc will be in excess of £10,000 and you can help us with this project by following the link below to make a donation. 
Update on the Anniversary Bust
Gala Dinner’s First Course “Just for Startin’s” Long term supporters of The D’Oliveira Foundation Startin Honda have again joined forces with us in a novel sponsorship deal. The Bromyard Road based company will be sponsoring the starters at the Gala Dinner on Saturday 26th September and the first course will be called “Just for Startin’s”. The event is being held in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Group Marketing Manager Ian Wild said “Startin Honda are delighted to be a continuing sponsor of the Basil D'Oliveira Foundation. We were so impressed with not only the work but the commitment of the team to develop Cricket and assist those with talent but perhaps not the financial backing to pursue their dream,  This was displayed so perfectly last year when the team including Mark Ashbourne and Ryan D'Oliveira walked from Worcester New Road to the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff raising awareness and sponsorship. We supported them with the new Honda Civic Tourer as a support vehicle. We're proud to be associated once again and only hope that by doing so will further the foundations reach and general awareness.” To learn more about Thomas Startin's click here
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Anniversary Bust Update The wheels are now in motion as far as the Anniversary Bust is concerned, on Monday we handed over a cheque for £3,800 to artist John McKenna, the first of the three payments that we have to make. John is also working with members of the D’Oliveira family to identify images of the sides and back of Basils and Damians heads to help him produce the perfect likeness. Once the correct likenesses have been found the exciting part of producing the clay mould will begin and we will be bringing you images of this live on the website.  
New Face on the Committee
The D’Oliveira Foundation is please to announce that Tim Cox has kindly agreed to become part of our new look committee. Tim (pictured with son Ben), is well known in local cricketing circles having played for a number of local clubs. A lifelong supporter of Worcestershire County Cricket Club he was also instrumental in the organising and undertaking of last years extremely successful Walk for Basil. Chairman Dormston Cook said “We are extremely pleased that Tim gas agreed to get more involved with The Foundation, as well as his cricketing knowledge and experience Tim will also bring additional business and commercial skills to the table, all of which will be vital as we progress as an organisation. As most people will be aware The Foundation has undergone a number of exciting changes over the last couple of months and we hope to be recruiting a new Treasurer in the next few weeks, all of this will help bring about our aim of gaining “charitable status.” Tim is proud to have been born in the Black Country and at a young age, often made the short journey to watch the county from his home in Tipton to Dudley Cricket Club. Having been educated at Heathfield School and Sebright School Wolverley, he then played cricket for Hagley, Belbroughton, Warwick Acorns and Worcestershire Gents. Rumour has it; Tim was transferred for a bag of spuds between Hagley and Belbroughton!! Tim still plays a bit for Belbroughton Strollers and now has more time to follow the county after the sale of the family business Purity Soft Drinks. Having participated in the sponsored walk last year, Tim is delighted to have been asked to join the D’Oliveira Foundation Committee.
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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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welcome

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Generous Local Businessman Supports Gala Dinner
BIG-HEARTED Wordsley businessman Geoff Hill has  risen to the challenge of supporting The D’Oliveira  Foundation by donating a state of the art compact  Zanussi vacuum cleaner to be used as a raffle prize at our Gala Dinner in September. Geoff has donated well over £250,000 to a host of good causes through his charitable trust, which he runs from the profits of his electrical superstore in Amblecote and said "I've enjoyed  doing it; it's nice to help and people appreciate it. There's a lot of great people out there in the community”. The trust sees ten per cent of the net profits from Geoff's  successful shop donated to needy Black Country groups - many of which receive no funding from other sources. Over the years scout groups, sports clubs, children’s  charities, community organisations and deserving individuals have benefitted. See the full range of products by clicking here: www.geoffhillltd.co.uk/
Jake Pawley was the lucky winner of our Newsletter draw. Everyone who registerered via this web site to receive our regular Foundation Newsletter was entered into the draw for a Startin Honda sponsored “Walk for Basil” tee shirt signed by the Worcestershire squad. The shirt was presented by Brett D’Oliveira (pictured), Jake’s favourite Worcestershire player, prior to the first days play of the first game of the 2015 season at New Road against Yorkshire on Sunday. A big thank you to Brett and all of those who posted their registration details on the Foundation web site.
Signed Shirt Presented to Newsletter Draw Winner by Brett D’Oliveira
Update on the Anniversary Bust
We had a very productive meeting with John McKenna (pictured), the artist chosen by the D’Oliveira family to sculpt The Anniversary Bust, a bronze bust of both Basil and Damian. The latest news is as follows: The bust will feature full scale size heads of both Basil and Damian The bust will be officially unveiled in November this year We will be publishing footage and photographs of each stage of the process live on our website and will be launching a page on the site where you can see all of this happening. We will be announcing details of a special event to mark the unveiling in the near future. The total cost of the the bust with the plinth etc will be in excess of £10,000 and you can help us with this project by following the link below to make a donation. 
Gala Dinner’s First Course “Just for Startin’s” Long term supporters of The D’Oliveira Foundation Startin Honda have again joined forces with us in a novel sponsorship deal. The Bromyard Road based company will be sponsoring the starters at the Gala Dinner on Saturday 26th September and the first course will be called “Just for Startin’s”. The event is being held in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Group Marketing Manager Ian Wild said “Startin Honda are delighted to be a continuing sponsor of the Basil D'Oliveira Foundation. We were so impressed with not only the work but the commitment of the team to develop Cricket and assist those with talent but perhaps not the financial backing to pursue their dream,  This was displayed so perfectly last year when the team including Mark Ashbourne and Ryan D'Oliveira walked from Worcester New Road to the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff raising awareness and sponsorship. We supported them with the new Honda Civic Tourer as a support vehicle. We're proud to be associated once again and only hope that by doing so will further the foundations reach and general awareness.” To learn more about Thomas Startin's click here    
Anniversary Bust Update The wheels are now in motion as far as the Anniversary Bust is concerned, on Monday we handed over a cheque for £3,800 to artist John McKenna, the first of the three payments that we have to make. John is also working with members of the D’Oliveira family to identify images of the sides and back of Basils and Damians heads to help him produce the perfect likeness. Once the correct likenesses have been found the exciting part of producing the clay mould will begin and we will be bringing you images of this live on the website.       
The D’Oliveira Foundation is please to announce that Tim Cox has kindly agreed to become part of our new look committee. Tim (pictured with son Ben), is well known in local cricketing circles having played for a number of local clubs. A lifelong supporter of Worcestershire County Cricket Club he was also instrumental in the organising and undertaking of last years extremely successful Walk for Basil. Chairman Dormston Cook said “We are extremely pleased that Tim gas agreed to get more involved with The Foundation, as well as his cricketing knowledge and experience Tim will also bring additional business and commercial skills to the table, all of which will be vital as we progress as an organisation. As most people will be aware The Foundation has undergone a number of exciting changes over the last couple of months and we hope to be recruiting a new Treasurer in the next few weeks, all of this will help bring about our aim of gaining charitable status.” Tim is proud to have been born in the Black Country and at a young age, often made the short journey to watch the county from his home in Tipton to Dudley Cricket Club. He was educated at Heathfield School and Sebright School Wolverley and has played cricket for Hagley, Belbroughton, Warwick Acorns and Worcestershire Gents. Rumour has it; Tim was transferred for a bag of spuds between Hagley and Belbroughton!! Tim still plays a bit for Belbroughton Strollers and now has more time to follow the county after the sale of the family business Purity Soft Drinks. Having participated in the walk last year, Tim is delighted to have been asked to join the D’Oliveira Foundation Committee.
New Face on the Committee