Wesley Memorial Church Garden Party 2017

Members of Wesley Memorial Church once again kindly baked scones and cakes, and hosted a party in the garden of one of the church families so that church and Phab members could eat and socialise. Unfortunately the weather was not as kind as last year, but the welcome was just as warm, and the cakes just as delicious.


Sheltering from the light rain in a gazebo.

 

Tucking into home made scones with jam and cream.

 

Hinksey Heights Golf Club – Captain’s Day

We are very fortunate to be the Captain’s Charity of Hinksey Heights Golf Club this year, and were invited to the Captain’s Day.

They had a raffle, with generously donated prizes.

We enjoyed the pleasant weather

and the barbecue

and thanked Hinskey Heights Golf Club for their support.

As on previous occasions, our members were lucky in the raffle !

We very much enjoyed the day, and the company of the Golf Club members and staff.

 

Oxford Fun Run 2017

We enjoyed doing the Fun Run in 2012 and 2013, and went back again to do it this year.

The Oxford Fun Run  is organised each year by the Rotary Club of Oxford. They have run this event every year since 1989, and their activities have raised a lot of money for good causes over the years.

There was a slightly different route for wheelchair users, which avoided having to travel over grass, which can be difficult if the weather has been wet.

 

 

We gathered at the start.

We did not race round, but enjoyed the event, content to be overtaken by speedier runners, and walkers.

Reunited at the end.

We were very pleased to be awarded the Pathways Workshop Special Achievement Award.

It was presented by Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East, who also met us when we did the Oxford Fun Run in 2012.

We did this to raise money for our club activities, particularly so we can keep our Minibus going and to subsidise some events which would not otherwise be affordable for all our our members.
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Hinksey Heights Captain’s Drive In 2017

We were the Hinksey Heights Golf  Club Captains Charity in 2016, and were invited to their Captain’s Drive In. We were very happy to come back, and sell more tickets for their raffle, as well as sticks which their members could place on the course to show where they thought first drive of this year’s captains would reach.

Selling Raffle tickets.

We were very pleased to accept a cheque for the amount their members had raised on our behalf during the year, at events like the Captain’s Day.

Tom won an Easter Egg in the raffle

Tom won an Easter Egg in the raffle

Wesley Memorial Church Garden Party in aid of Phab

After some rather mixed weather over the past month the sun shone on the Wesley Memorial Church annual garden party, with proceeds donated to Oxford Phab.

Members of the church, and of Oxford Phab swum and played games, and ate delicious cakes and scones, and drank many cups of tea and coffee. A beautiful summer day,  and we are very grateful to our hosts, and to those who baked cakes, and helped with serving.

 

Cowley Road Carnival 2016

Once again we are at Cowley Road Carnival, as last years day was successful despite the blustery weather.

DSC00363We arrived early to start setting up, in a slight drizzle.

DSC00364Here we are ready for the public.

DSC00367We have a monkey whose name is known only to a select few, and the public are invited to try to guess his (or her) name to win it for a very reasonable entry fee of 20p. Once again we are next to our friends from Oxford Spires Rotary.

DSC00368The Mayor of Oxford came past, and later stopped by for a chat.

Many people dropped by to purchase home made sweets, guess the name of the monkey, or chat and find out more about what we do.Luckily the drizzle has stopped and we had better weather for most of the afternoon, until the Carnival closed at 5pm.

DSC00375Shortly after we started to pack up the rain came on again, but we managed to get most things into shelter until we were able to fetch the minibus and load it to go home.

 

 

Hinksey Heights Golf Club Captains Charity Day.

Oxford Phab is the captain’s charity this year and we are  are here at the Captain’s Charity Day.

imageFor the Captain’s Charity Day all the players arrive in time for a simultaneous start, and the different team each start at a different tee.

DSC00195Many people generously contributed to the raffle, and we sold raffle tickets to the players before they left.

They players are out on the course …

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in the rain, but we are in the marquee …

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with tea

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and bacon butties.

DSC00196It was still a better day to be inside with Phab than outside playing golf!

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DJ Lee arrived and set up his disco.

DSC00211The players returned from their round of golf, the scores were calculated and the winners were announced.

DSC00212The weather cleared up a little and we enjoyed a chance to try putting, a bit of Foot Golf, the disco and barbecue.

 

Heartbeat Hike 2016 at Wicksteed Park

Heartbeat Hike is one of our main Fundraising events of the year – so please donate.
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Arrival and Registration

A small team from Oxford Phab arrived early to set up a registration desk.

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Sound systems being set up at The Rotunda

imageOxford Phab at the registration desk.

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Clubs came from all over the country – many had made banners, which were later judged in a Best Banner Competition.

A selection of the banners, plus the flag of the Midlands Region.

Entertainment at the Bandstand

While clubs were arriving from far and near there was plenty to keep them entertained.

Fancy Dress competition

Official Start of Heartbeat Hike Wicksteed

As people finished they had their book stamped, were given a medal and were offered a drink of water.

Desk with medals and stamps.
Desk with medals and stamps.

No pictures of this actually happening as this was a hectic time, so this was taken after the rush had gone.

More entertainment at the Bandstand

While people ate their packed lunch there was more entertainment at the Bandstand

Facepainting

Phab goodies on sale

Music from Acoustic Us – a four piece Northampton band playing a variety of music.

George Martini doing a Zumba session as part of the afternoon activities – an amazing amount of energy on such a hot day.

More music with Helen and Garth

Train Ride

Some members bought discounted (with Phab membership card) wrist bands and went on the rides, but others had a more sedate train ride !

 

Packing up and going home

Loading the Oxford Phab Minibus
Loading the Oxford Phab Minibus

We packed up the Registration desk, and loaded the minibus, ready for the journey home.

 

Please Donate to Oxford Phab at Heartbeat Hike 2016

Heartbeat Hike – which we have been participating in for many years – is at Wicksteed Park this year.

We will taking a group in our minibus, and a couple of cars, and members will be walking and helping on the checkpoint/reception area.

The club receives no funding except the money we raise ourselves, and our present priority is the expense of keeping our Minibus running so we can bring members to club on a Friday night and go on trips, like our recent holiday at Avon Tyrrell.

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