2018 Sponsorship and fundraising
Miles Jones London Marathon £3018
Quiz night at The Barn £1321
Songbirds Tea Party at Harwell Village Hall £925
MEPC Donations: Wreath making £507, Tombola £174
Roke & Benson Brass Band at Christmas £360
Craft Fair Harwell Village Hall £340
NCS Students Tesco Bag Packing £145
Miele Abingdon Christmas donation £240
2017 Sponsorship projects:
William Jones (Karen’s son) ran the London Marathon on April 23rd. 40% of the money raised is going to the MS Therapy Centre Oxfordshire
2016 Sponsorship projects:
Didcot Girls School raised £400 this year from their “Non Uniform Day”.
2015 Fundraising Events:
This year’s events have raised over £8000 in total, thanks particularly to:
Andy&Jan Hodgson and Angela&John Day raised ~£350 for free exercise classes in the coming year with the OMSTC swimming team’s 3 km “Italian job” swim in August.
Sue Doran ran the Royal Berkshire 10K on 17 May 2015 and raised over £1100, enabling her to purchase a defibrillator for the Centre.
Nick and David Thorne (Jon’s brothers), walking the Ridgeway, 87 miles in 4.5 days in April, from Avebury to Tring, raised about £1900
The OMSTC 8-man virtual cycle team, riding from Land’s End to John o’Groats, completed their year-long trip at the end of March, raising ~£750. Fundraisers Geoff F, Dave W, Jon T, Julia P & Gerard A.
Richard Twine completed the Bath Half Marathon on March 1st and matched last year’s £1000 effort.
Event organisers this year include:
Graeme and Vera Aspinall (garden party, £360), Andy & Julia Gower (village choir evening, £640) and Dave Howell (pub quiz evening, £1200) and Morris dancers Cry Havoc (collections £1000)
Our gratitude for all their efforts.
We thank the following for their fundraising efforts in 2014:
By completing their personal challenges they have raised well over £5000.
Elisa Milligan – running the Reading 10k in October raised £800
Viv O’Gara – raised £93.92 with her icebucket challenge
Helen Thorpe – raised £570 with her tandem skydive in August 2014
Neil Morris and Tom Clewley – raised £759.81 and £216.95 through Virgin Giving, cycling the Prudential Ride London in August
Tony Ball – raised £74 by not eating cake and biscuits for the entire month of April!
Matt Hicks who raised £1648.36 running The London Marathon in April 2014.
Richard Twine – raised £937.13 by running the Bath half Marathon in March 2014
Joanna and Richard Voller – raised £345 by giving up alcohol for January
2014 fundraising also included £10,000 towards our newly launched gym.
In particular, we thank Asda for the support of their Community Champion, Emma O’Driscoll, and Didcot Rotary Club for the gift of gym monitoring equipment.
We thank the following for their continued support:
MEPC ~ Milton Park
Our site is provided to us by MEPC Milton Park. Without this bedrock support, we would not be able to continue providing the service we do – we are greatly indebted to MEPC for their generosity. www.miltonpark.co.uk
RPS Group ~ Milton Park
RPS Group based on Milton Park make a twice yearly donation to the Centre. The Centre greatly appreciates their continued support. www.rpsgroup.com
Park Club ~ Milton Park
For providing discount gym membership for our members and support.
Kate and Dave Guest ~ Folk for MS
Our quiz masters every year and also supporters of the Centre. Watch our Blog for latest information on quiz nights. www.FolkforMS.org
Tim Tarby-Donald; Charity Ninja, Lee Personius MD Tugo FS and James Clarke; The Red Corner
for donating our colour Canon photocopier.
The Roke and Benson Brass Band
We are one of three charities they have supported for the last 6 years: www.rokeandbensonbrassband
Sarah Hills ~ Hexagon Webworks
Our website was created and is hosted by Hexagon Webworks. Sarah builds high quality, usable websites and has agreed to make a 10% donation back to the Centre for any work that is referred via members of the Centre. www.hexagonwebworks.com / 01235 811088