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The Anniversary Bust – As you will no doubt have seen from our recent stories, work has began on the Anniversary Bust, we will be releasing photographs and footage of artist John McKenna working on the statue as they become available and the final piece will be unveiled at a special event planned for late November 2015. The D’Oliveira Scholarship – Earlier this year we donated £2,000 to support the costs of some of Worcestershire’s junior academy players attending in a specialized spin clinic in Chennai, the results of this investment are already being seen in the performances of those youngsters in age group, academy and WCCC 2nd XI matches this season.  We now have a Memorandum of Understanding with Worcestershire County Cricket Club that we will support similar types of coaching trips over the next three years. Increased Fundraising – Also you will no doubt realise all of this work will involve us increasing the amount of money that we raise, we already have our Gala Dinner sold out for September and we plan to stage this event annually, we will soon be releasing details of a fantastic Quiz Night and there are many more events in the pipeline but what we really need and are asking for is that you as supporters of The Foundation to support these events in any way that you are able. Additional Volunteers – We already have two fantastic volunteers working behind the scene, Katie Hamilton who puts together our quarterly newsletter and Chris Everton who works tirelessly ensuring that our website is updated on an almost daily basis.  However, with the increased amount of work that we will be undertaking in the future we will be appealing for more of you to get actively involved in what we do.      
Foundation’s Big Plans For The Future (2nd Instalment)
Fundraising Quiz Night It’s time to get your thinking caps on and find out who are the “clever clogs” amongst our supporters! We will be holding our inaugural Fundraising Quiz Night on Wednesday 21st October so there is plenty of time to get revising and reading up! The event takes place in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club with doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm prompt start. Don’t worry it’s not just a sports quiz - there will be ten rounds of questions spread across all of the normal topics together with a special half time quiz and a raffle. There will be prizes for the top three teams and the winners will get a trophy that they will hold for a year and hopefully come back to defend their crown in 2016. Teams are a maximum of five people and entry is just £5 per person which will, thanks to an anonymous sponsor, include a half time buffet worth £9 per person so it’s fantastic value. For further information or to book a team for the quiz please contact Mark on 07506 747619  or email: mashbourne@doliveirafoundation.org.uk       
Each year the Worcester Cricket Board say thank you the volunteers who work tirelessly to make a difference within their cricket club and their local communities. This year will be no different as they aim to provide volunteers with the recognition and thanks that they deserve and the Foundation is proud and pleased to announce that we have agreed to sponsor The Umpires and Scores Award at this years event and your organisation or company could do the same. As a not for profit organisation the Cricket board rely on the support of local companies and organisations to make the day as special as possible and have a number of opportunities available for local partners to gain exposure, enjoy lunch, a day at the cricket and an opportunity to help recognise those people who really make a difference to their local communities. You can join both the Worcester Cricket Board and The D’Oliveira Foundation at this years event where each partner/sponsor will be invited to join us for lunch and a day’s cricket as Worcestershire take on Gloucestershire in the One Day Cup on the 5th of August. Sponsors will be placed on the event programme, will be invited to present the awards and will gain local press coverage on the back of the event, as well as recognition via social media and via their club communications.  This is a great opportunity to get your company noticed and a great way of helping to say thank you to people who really do make a difference to so many people. The awards still in need of sponsorship are Heartbeat of the Club, Leagues, Lifetime Achiever and Natwest Cricket Force. So why not get involved and join those organisations that have agreed to sponsor an award including Title Sponsor –  Hawk Cricket, Young Volunteer –Quality Solicitors Parkinson Wright, Officiating – Umpires and Scorers – D’Oliveira Foundation, ECBCA Awards – Cricket Coaching Mats and Get the Game On – Stuart Canvas. If you would like to get involved then either contact The Foundation and we can point you in the right direction or contact Tom Hill on 07828 784 916 or drop him an email to tom.hill@wccc.co.uk.
Sponsors and Partners of Worcester Cricket Board Day at the Cricket
First Preview of Acts Appearing at the Gala Dinner in September Over the coming weeks, we will be previewing all of the acts that are appearing at our major fund raising event of the year, the Gala Dinner. First up is Wilfs Carnival Band who will be welcoming guests with their music, in the entrance hall of the Graeme Hick Pavilion as they arrive at the event. Wilfs Carnival Band has a “feel good” acoustic sound which brings a smile to young and old alike. The six, piece perform a wide variety of songs and genres, from George Formby to the Beatles, the 60’s through Folk, Country and Irish, with songs dating from the 1920’s to the present day, catering for all tastes. Predominately a Ukulele Band, but they also include a number of other instruments such as  Mandolin, Bass, Banjolele and Cajon producing a unique sound. The Band are happy performing at all types of events to provide the right atmosphere for the occasion, including small gatherings, pubs, parties, fetes and festivals. More previews of other acts appearing will coming up shortly. www.facebook.com/wilfscarnivalband
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
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Foundation’s Big Plans For The Future (2nd Instalment)
The Anniversary Bust – As you will no doubt have seen from our recent stories, work has began on the Anniversary Bust, we will be releasing photographs and footage of artist John McKenna working on the statue as they become available and the final piece will be unveiled at a special event planned for late November 2015. The D’Oliveira Scholarship – Earlier this year we donated £2,000 to support the costs of some of Worcestershire’s junior academy players attending in a specialized spin clinic in Chennai, the results of this investment are already being seen in the performances of those youngsters in age group, academy and WCCC 2nd XI matches this season.  We now have a Memorandum of Understanding with Worcestershire County Cricket Club that we will support similar types of coaching trips over the next three years. Increased Fundraising – Also you will no doubt realise all of this work will involve us increasing the amount of money that we raise, we already have our Gala Dinner sold out for September and we plan to stage this event annually, we will soon be releasing details of a fantastic Quiz Night and there are many more events in the pipeline but what we really need and are asking for is that you as supporters of The Foundation to support these events in any way that you are able. Additional Volunteers – We already have two fantastic volunteers working behind the scene, Katie Hamilton who puts together our quarterly newsletter and Chris Everton who works tirelessly ensuring that our website is updated on an almost daily basis. However, with the increased amount of work that we will be undertaking in the future we will be appealing for more of you to get actively involved in what we do.      
Fundraising Quiz Night It’s time to get your thinking caps on and find out who are the “clever clogs” amongst our supporters! We will be holding our inaugural Fundraising Quiz Night on Wednesday 21st October so there is plenty of time to get revising and reading up! The event takes place in The Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club with doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm prompt start. Don’t worry it’s not just a sports quiz - there will be ten rounds of questions spread across all of the normal topics together with a special half time quiz and a raffle. There will be prizes for the top three teams and the winners will get a trophy that they will hold for a year and hopefully come back to defend their crown in 2016. Teams are a maximum of five people and entry is just £5 per person which will, thanks to an anonymous sponsor, include a half time buffet worth £9 per person so  it’s fantastic value. For further information or to book a team for the quiz please contact Mark on 07506 747619 or email: mashbourne@doliveirafoundation.org.uk     
Each year the Worcester Cricket Board say thank you the volunteers who work tirelessly to make a difference within their cricket club and their local communities. This year will be no different as they aim to provide volunteers with the recognition and thanks that they deserve and the Foundation is proud and pleased to announce that we have agreed to sponsor The Umpires and Scores Award at this years event and your organisation or company could do the same. As a not for profit organisation the Cricket board rely on the support of local companies and organisations to make the day as special as possible and have a number of opportunities available for local partners to gain exposure, enjoy lunch, a day at the cricket and an opportunity to help recognise those people who really make a difference to their local communities. You can join both the Worcester Cricket Board and The D’Oliveira Foundation at this years event where each partner/sponsor will be invited to join us for lunch and a day’s cricket as Worcestershire take on Gloucestershire in the One Day Cup on the 5th of August. Sponsors will be placed on the event programme, will be invited to present the  awards and will gain local press coverage on the back of the event, as well as recognition via social media and via their club communications. This is a great opportunity to get your company noticed and a  great way of helping to say thank you to people who really do make a difference to so many people. The awards still in need of sponsorship are Heartbeat of the Club, Leagues, Lifetime Achiever and Natwest Cricket Force. So why not get involved and join those organisations that have agreed to sponsor an award including Title Sponsor –  Hawk Cricket, Young Volunteer – Quality Solicitors Parkinson Wright, Officiating – Umpires and Scorers – D’Oliveira Foundation, ECBCA Awards – Cricket Coaching Mats and Get the Game On – Stuart Canvas. If you would like to get involved then either contact The Foundation and we can point you in the right direction or contact Tom Hill on 07828 784 916 or drop him an email to tom.hill@wccc.co.uk.
Sponsors and Partners of Worcester Cricket Board Day at the Cricket
First Preview of Acts Appearing at the Gala Dinner in September Over the coming weeks, we will be previewing all of the acts that are appearing at our major fund raising event of the year, the Gala Dinner. First up is Wilfs Carnival Band  who will be welcoming guests with their music, in the entrance hall of the Graeme Hick Pavilion as they arrive at the event. Wilfs Carnival Band has a “feel good” acoustic sound which brings a smile to young and old alike. The six, piece perform a wide variety of songs and genres, from George Formby to the Beatles, the 60’s through Folk, Country and Irish, with songs dating from the 1920’s to the present day, catering for all tastes. Predominately a Ukulele Band, but they also include a number of other instruments such as Mandolin, Bass, Banjolele and Cajon producing a unique sound. The Band are happy performing at all types of events to provide the right atmosphere for the occasion, including small gatherings, pubs, parties, fetes and festivals. More previews of other acts appearing will coming up shortly. www.facebook.com/wilfscarnivalband
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