© The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation 2015

Gala Dinner 2015

“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."
Web Site created by Chris Everton
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.
© The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation 2015 Website created by Chris Everton
Gala Dinner 2015
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.