Zumbathon – fun fundraiser.

We picked a hot evening for our Sponsored Zumbathon, but George’s enthusiasm, and plentiful supplies of water and squash kept us going.

That, and the need to raise funds to keep doing fun things. Some members have individual donation pages for the event. If you know someone who has one please use it, or the paper form if they are using those. Otherwise donations are welcome via the Club Fundraising page at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/oxfordphabclub.

High Energy George, even in the heat
No slacking for us either !
Following Kelly’s lead

 

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To find out more about our Fundraising, and how you can Donate, please see our Donate page.

 

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.
Sponsor me on BT MyDonate

Several of our members have fundraising pages at mydonate, which it sponsored by BT, so does not take any commission of your donation, and deals with Gift Aid etc. Donations via my link, above,  or any of the following will all help.

 

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.

Please make a donation via BT Mydonate, by clicking on one of the links below:

Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Heartbeat Hike 2015

A bright and early start promises a good day as we assemble in Oxford, before boarding our new minibus to go to Heartbeat Hike.
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‘Characters from Musicals’ was the fancy dress theme this year.

We drove to Hyde Park.

wp-1433672080585and assembled near the bandstand

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Where we were greeted by Alain Paver and Ed Stewart who announced the start of the walk.

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This is not a race, but an opportunity to walk, or wheel, or whatever, around the Serpentine with friends.

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Some of Oxford Phab on the move

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Stopping for refreshment at Checkpoint C

 

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They had ice cold squash – lovely on a warm day !

DSCN1674Back to the bandstand – where the winners of the ‘best female’ fancy dress are announced. The one on the left looks – apart from being a bit green – quite like our Trisha, but who is the Ogre on her right ?

DSCN1675It is Kelly ! – Congratulations to both of you !

We also had musical entertainment from The Scallywags, the ‘Just Go With It’ band …

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Oxford Fun Run 2012

Oxford Phab had over a dozen people participating in the Rotary Club of Oxford Oxford Fun Run – if you were part of our team, thank you. If not – please sponsor them.

After all the dismal weather which preceded the event the sun shone on the day.

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Although we were overtaken by all the runners

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Even Smurfs

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We kept going

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and going and going – and despite some technical issues – completed the distance.

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Time for a Photo Opportunity with Oxford East MP Andrew Smith, and then we went off for a barbeque at the Oxford School of English.