Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wayne's bike ride

A huge thanks to Wayne who recently completed a gruelling cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End. Oscar and Daddy went to meet Wayne today at the Green Dragon Kimberworth where he gave us a cheque for a marvellously whopping amount of £1984. Thanks also to everyone DPD where Wayne works and Dannielle and all at the Green Dragon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hopefield Evangelical Church

Thanks to everyone at Hopefield Evangelical Church who have kindly made a donation of £200 to help Oscar. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Asda Chapletown

The Asda in Chapletown have let us hold a tombola again today (16/09/12)

A big thanks to all who bought a ticket a brilliant £249 was raised.

A big thanks to Debbie, one of the managers who lets us hold events in the store.

Thanks to Amanda and staff

We would like to thank Amanda and everyone at the mental healthcare team atCalderdale NHS who took part in a sponsored walk to support Oscar.

A fantastic £350 was raised upto now.

Thanks everyone.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Barnsley Road Surgery

We would like to thank Ellen and all the staff and patients at Barnsley Road Doctors surgery who raised £100 for Oscar.
They were inspired to help after meeting Oscar's Mum at a recent fundraising event and watching the "Oscar's Story" video.

Thanks everyone.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lands End to John O'Groats Bike Ride

We would like to offer our thanks and support to Wayne Stevenson from Kimberworth who has volunteered   to ride all the way from Lands End to John O'Groats to help us fund Oscar's on-going physiotherapy treatments.

Wayne's itinerary is:

  1. On the day of departure we will be making an early start from the famous signpost at the most south westerly point on the English mainland, Lands End. We might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Wolf Rock Lighthouse and maybe even the Scillies if the weather is very clear. The first day is perhaps, one of the toughest. The hills in Cornwall are not particularly high, but they are steep and there are a lot of them, any miles that are done in training, prior to the ‘big trip’ will reap huge dividends on this early stage.
  2. The second day of the journey will find us with a little more ‘Cornish cycling’, short and steep ascents followed by a quick descent. The first major city of our trip is Plymouth and once clear of Plymouth more climbs await as we cycle up onto Dartmoor. The famous grey fortress style prison makes a dramatic landmark as we regroup and spend the rest of the afternoon bowling along through one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. 
  3. The next day of our adventure will begin with some hilly cycling as we negotiate the back roads towards Exeter. As we leave Exeter behind the terrain becomes a little easier and after lunch, as we will be wending our way to Street in Somerset and spending the night at the Swiss chalet style youth hostel or in one of the many B&B's in Glastonbury town centre.
  4. This morning we will cycle through the charming scenery of the Isle of Avalon. We will be leaving Street and the memorable view of Glastonbury Tor behind us as we make our way through the wildlife rich, former Somerset Levels towards Wells. A sharp climb out of Wells is rewarded with some fine cycling across the top of the Mendip Hills, before dropping to Chew Valley lake & our lunch stop at Barrow Gurney. After lunch we will cycle to Bristol & cross the impressive bridge over the River Severn to Chepstow. The afternoon is spent cycling along the Wye Valley - a truly memorable days cycling.
  5. The fifth day of the journey is perhaps one of the easiest, there are very few hills to speak of and the scenery is stunning with the Black Mountains in the distance. The roads are very quiet and the scenery amongst the best of the trip. We will be cycling to the west of Leominster and eventually stopping for the night at the recently restored watermill at Clun Mill, a local pub or B&B. Clun has a couple of great real ale pubs and places to eat.
  6. A scenic, undulating road takes us away from Clun to the white & black timbered buildings of Shrewsbury. After Shrewsbury the route is flat & easy as we continue northwards along the Cheshire plains so although the mileage is high this is one of the easiest days of the tour. Our hotel this evening offers a swimming pool, steam room & a sports massage can be arranged if you want to relax the muscles in your tired legs.
  7. The end of the first week is marked by a day of navigation and the tour leader will be doing quite a bit of the hard work. Leaving Runcorn we will be weaving through the Manchester - Liverpool conurbation. The cycling is flat but the navigation is tricky as we have a number of busy roads, roundabouts & town centres such as Warrington, Leigh & Bolton to navigate. You can pay close attention to the detailed route notes, use the Garmin files or take it easy & stick with the tour guide so that you don't need to worry about navigating. As the day wears on we will be arriving to the north of Blackburn where the countryside beckons once again.
  8. After spending Saturday evening in Slaidburn, Sunday will see us cycling through this area of outstanding natural beauty, some of the scenic delights on offer will be the Forests internationally important heather moorland, its blanket bogs, picturesque villages and hopefully we will sight some of the rare birds which frequent the Forest. This is one of the most scenic yet challenging days as we continue northwards through the spectaluar Lake District scenery & well known towns such as Ambleside & Windamere.
  9. On the second Monday morning, the ‘daily commute’ or the ‘school run’, will be the last thing on our minds, as stiff climbs from the Lake District are forgotten we will be navigating through the tail end of the Lake District towards the city of Carlisle, the terrain flattens out around this historic city and the cycling becomes relatively easy as the day wears on.
  10. Tuesday will begin with some hilly cycling as we traverse the Carsphairn Forest and travel northeast to follow the cycle paths and quieter roads, which lead into Glasgow. At the south of the city we join the River Clyde cycleway, and as we cross the city we will be enjoying a traffic free ride through one of Europe’s more vibrant cities, which is now defined by its old and new architecture, as well as interesting sights such as the Clydebank Docks and Glasgow Harbour. With the Trossachs ahead of us, we will be heading for Loch Lomond and stay in an impressive castle on the banks of Loch Lomond.
  11. As we depart from Loch Lomond we will be greeted with some amazing scenery as we head north, we will hopefully be feeling the benefits of a week and a half in the saddle, as the long steady, spectacular ascents open up glorious views of the Grampian Mountains around Crianlarich and the Bridge of Orchy. Eventually we will find ourselves in the historic and stunning village of Glen Coe.
  12. Leaving the city behind we will be crossing the Moray Firth via the Kessock Bridge ascending onto the Black Isle before descending towards Dingwall. Just out of Dingwall brings another ascent onto what the locals call the ‘Struie’. As we reach the top of the ‘Struie’ we will be amply rewarded with impressive views of the Dornoch Firth and away in the distance Loch Shin. The final few hours are spent descending down to Bonar Bridge and then the steady climb to Lairg and beyond which is our destination for the evening, The Crask Inn, arguably the finest and friendliest of pubs in the UK.
  13. A freewheeling descent from the Crask Inn and the dazzling backdrop provided by Loch Naver and Ben Klibreck will make this morning truly unforgettable. As Loch Naver gives way to the famous salmon runs of the River Naver, we will be enjoying some of the finest cycling of the whole journey. Around lunchtime we sight the Atlantic Ocean at Bettyhill and the final afternoon will be spent making progress along the northern coastline of Scotland towards John O’Groats. The final few hours of the afternoon will find the terrain flatten out and we are rewarded with an easy ride to the finishing line at John O’Groats, where the champagne corks will be popping.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

ASDA Community Causes

Oscar went to collect his cheque from the ASDA Chapletown today for £200 after gaining the most tokens in the recent Community Causes. Thanks to store manager Andy and Debbie checkout manager and all of you who put your green token in Oscars tub. (Photos to follow)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sponsored walk

We would like to thank Mandy and all the members of the Community Mental Health Team in Castleford walking group for organising a sponsored walk on the 19th July. Good luck guys.

Bugee Jump

Bungee Jump at The Dragon - Saturday 21st July - In aid of Therapy for Oscar

Jump for Free - Subject to getting a minimum of £70 Sponsorship to be paid on the day - All sponsor money over £60 per jump will be donated to Therapy for Oscar
The Bungee jump is just under 200ft/60m - No age limit but you must weigh between 5 and 30 stone - You can either jump Legs, Body or Tandem

For sponsor forms contact Karen or Danielle at the Dragon

Experience the Ultimate Adrenealine Rush and Raise money for Oscar at same time

Thanks to Karen the landlady for organising this event.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thanks to Jamie

A big thankyou to Jamie who ran the Sheffield half marathon a couple of weeks ago and has donated his £110 pound sponsorship money to help Oscar.

Jubilee Weekend

We would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who had a go on our Tombola stall at the event in Chapletown park on the recent bank holiday Monday.

It was our busiest Tombola ever and we raised a fantastic £475

Thanks everyone.

Upcoming events

We have a couple of events organised for the end of June and beginning of July.

The first event is a race nigh at The Masons Arms in Thorpe Hesley Rotherham the fun starts at 19:30 come along have a laugh, raise money for Oscar's cause and maybe win yourself some money too.

The second event is a psychic/ clairvoyant evening at The Green Dragon in Kimberworth Rotherham on Friday 6th July this again starts at 19:30. Medium Eilleen Proctor will entertain you over 2 time slots. Eilleen has worked with the Police to help them solve cases. Tickets are available from the Green Dragon.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bobath 2012

We have just returned from another successful visit to the Bobath Centre in London where Oscar attended an intensive 2 week program of physiotherapy.
Oscar did really well and we would like to thank Helen, Athena and Marion and all the staff at Bobath who do a wonderful job to help children with cerebral palsy.

Even Oscar's physio, OT and his assisted technology worker from our local NHS services all came to London to work out a co-ordinated program to help Oscar to progress and improve.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chic-yCow Designs

Chic-yCow designs are holding an event in aid of Oscar this Friday the 13th April at the Green Dragon Pub in Kimberworth.

On sale will be beautiful handmade leather items and accessories, each one is handmade and UNIQUE.

Come along and show your support for Oscar and purchase some stunning handmade items, it all starts at 7pm.

Thanks to Chic-yCow designs and the Green Dragon for their support of Oscar's cause.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pamper Day

Therapy for Oscar.
Presents a Ladies Pamper Day
On the 10th March @ The Green Dragon
10am till 4pm
Treat yourself or someone special.
On the day there will be:
·     Indian Head Massage & Reflexology by Karren Richards.
·     Facial treatments by JenniferCoulter.
·     Foot care by Lisa Shaw Podiatryof Chapletown.
·     Nail polish and colours by Hayley.
·     Cupcakes by Nancy.
·     Jewellery by Susan Morton.

There will also be a raffle where you can win a bottle of Champagne, Body Shop goodies, and other lovely prizes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ecclesfield Group Practice

We would like to thank everyone at the Ecclesfield Group Practice who instead of sending Christmas cards collected donations for Oscar and raised £55.20

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Creative Cake Toppers

We would like to say thank you to Stacey, a seller on EBay (Creative Cake Toppers), who has kindly refunded the cost of some items we bought from her to use for Oscar's fundraising.
Please take a look at her EBay shop, she sells some beautiful things for cakes for any occasion.

Thanks again Stacey

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First 2012 Event

Our first event for 2012 has been booked.

We are holding a pamper day at the Green Dragon in Kimberworth on the 10th March, ideal for Mothers day.

There will be various beauty treatments available including reflexoligy, ,indian head massage,facials, foot health check. You can also buy pressies for your Mum, Gran or Nana

Also attanding will be Lisa Shaw from Lisa Shaw Podiatry in Chapletown, who will be providing foot care treatments ( and Karen from Renes Dream (

Treatments will need to be booked before the day to make sure you get the one you want you can contact us via our facebook page at

Hope to see you there :)

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.

The end of 2011 was extremely busy for us, Oscar's Mommy attended loads of Christmas and craft fairs where she was selling some lovely handmade Christmas gifts. She worked really hard and Oscar and his Daddy are so proud of her.

We would also like to say Hi and thanks to all the other stall holders who Mommy met at the various fairs, you were all very lovely.

We are still waiting to hear about funding for Oscar's first 2012 Bobath visit from our local NHS.

We will be continuing our fundraising efforts throughout the year so keep checking back for updates.