We would like to thank everyone who has been so kind and generous with their help and support over the last year. The last twelve months have been tremendous for the Trust and we are over-whelmed by the support £25,000 Donation we have received.
On the 18th May Sarah Curd, Tracy Barnett & Mark Benton travelled to Warwickshire where they were invited to attend the Royal Mail National Sales Awards. They were presented with a cheque for an amazing £25,000 for the Trust that was raised over the last year from various events held by Royal Mail sales employees. National Sales Director Graham Davis presented the cheque. It was an honour to be invited to accept this amazing amount of money for the trust and we were all overwhelmed with the fundraising they have achieved for us.
Thanks also to everyone at Lilly's of Tearoom, Monflanquin, Dordogne region who raised $200 selling English books.
We were proud to be recognised by the United Arab Emirates Technical Training Project who chose The Oliver Curd Trust to donate the amazing sum of £3,150 In July.
Bexhill Construction Team
A Construction team working for Southern Water, 4Delivery Ltd, Bexhill On -Sea raised and donated £311 for the trust from a site safety incentive scheme. Thank you to you all, your generosity really makes a difference.
History of The Oliver Curd Trust
Oliver was diagnosed in April 2006 with Ewings Sarcoma in the skull, he completed treatment in March 2007 and spent his 9th Birthday in Malta with his family, where he lived his dream and swam with dolphins. He managed to keep his amazing sense of humour throughout and touched many people's lives. Oliver sadly lost his brave fight in November 2007.
The Trust was set up by Oliver's parents Sarsh and Richard to help other families affected by childhood cancer.
A Board of Trustees was formed with followed the setting up of a dedicated committee. From the onset Mark Benton, British comedy actor volunteered to become the PAtron of the Oliver Curd Trust, and most recently we delighted to welcome Graham Davis, National Sales Director of the Royal Mail.
The Aim of the Trust
Throughout Oliver's illness the family received a lot of support from a variety of people in many different ways. Sarah and Richard wanted to set the Trust up to help other families in a similar situation. With this in mind last year the aim of the Trust was to purchase a holiday home. This was achieved in July 2008 and many families have already enjoyed it. The aim over the next three years is to raise funds to purchase a second holiday home in order for us to accommodate more families.
A three-year plan has now been put into effect that incorporates our aims.
If you would like to keep updated with the progress of the charity we do update our website regularly and welcome new Idea's for fundraising and volunteers to join our small and dedicated committee.
If you would like to send a donation please visit our fundraising page.
Events this year
Hastings Half Marathon
A team of over 50 runners took part in the Hastings 1/2 Marathon and raised £18,500 for the trust. Many of the individuals who took up this challenge had never run a race before and some even travelled as far as Derby, Yoevil and Bristol to join our friendly team.
A Pasta meal was kindly donated by the Horse & Cart Inn, Peasmarsh, the
night before the race that gave the opportunity for all our runners to meet each other. It was great to see so many people achieve their own personal goal this year, along with raising an amazing amount of money for us. Next year our aim is to have 100 runners for the Other Curd Trust in the Hastings Half marathon. Anyone wishing to take up this challenge for March 2010 please get in touch. T-shirts will once again be provided along with a goody bag to show our appreciation to you all.
2009 Flora London Marathon
Tracy Bamett & Sean Matthews from Royal Mail along with Richard Ovecton from the Horse & Cart Inn, Peasmarsh completed this years Flora London Marathon for the Trust. There have been numerous fundraising activities this year in addition to our main events and these have included a sponsored swim by Joshua James age 11, sale of wood turning items by Dave Evans, a Dungeness Power Station golf day and
various boot fairs.
Annual Fundraisers Ball & Auction
Powder Mills Hotel Bettie Saturday 7th November 2009
The ball is a celebration of all the things the trust has achieved over the year as well as an opportunity to raise much needed funds. Set in beautiful surroundings you will have a fantastic meal followed by great entertainment.
Tickets are £50.00 per person. This will incude a 3 -course meal, wine on table & coffee. Live music by the 1066 Rocket Men. For more details please call the Oliver Curd Trust.
Tickets are selling fast.
Special room rates at Powdermills are available for the night - please ring hotel directly.
Postponed to 2010!
This has been postponed until October 2010. The trip is still open for people to on - please call for more details.
Go Ape Concert
A music evening will be held at The Pheonix Art Centre, Hastings on Saturday 3rd October where a third of proceeds will be donated to the Trust.
Rye Cricket Club
To Donate please visit our fundraising page