Kick at the darkness…
Sadly Jonathan has had to postpone his USA cycle ride due to further treatment. You can read his updated story on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kickatthedark
UCARE Advocate Jonathan Acott is tackling 5 challenges in 2017 for UCARE including a gruelling bike ride across the USA.
Andrew Protheroe Cycle Challenge
30th September to 2nd October 2017
Professor Andrew Protheroe, a founder Trustee of UCARE, is leading a group cycling across the country from Whitehaven to Sunderland from September 30th to October 2nd in celebration of UCARE's 10th anniversary.
Henman UCARE charity golf day and auction
8th September 2017
Join us for our 9th annual charity golf day at Studley Wood, which includes breakfast, a delicious meal, wine, prizes, and of course a fabulous day of golf.
The Big Bash
Saturday 19th August 2017
The date for this years The Big Bash at Warborough in Oxfordshire is Saturday 19th August from 2pm. This is a fantastic annual event of live music, cricket match and hog roast on behalf of UCARE.
Gold Key Media's Thames Path Challenge
9th July 2017
Thank you to the team for raising over £4,800 for UCARE
The Gold Key Media team are taking on the Thames Path Challenge in order to raise money for UCARE
Patient Advocate, Steve Easton who will be undertaking this challenge has this to say:
It’s been 3 years since I fell out of a plane to raise money for UCARE. This year, much to Ally’s relief, I will be keeping my feet firmly on the ground.
I will be walking a 32 mile stretch of the Thames Path in 12 hours with my colleagues from Gold Key Media. This team building exercise will be used to raise funds for UCARE, who many of you will know celebrate their 10th birthday this year.
I would be extremely grateful if you could carry me… alternatively if any of you would like to sponsor me, please find a link below to the relevant Justgiving page.
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
4th-9th July 2017
We were thrilled to learn that UCARE had been chosen by garden designer Martyn Wilson for support from his show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July 2017.
Each show garden we have designed and built has supported charities both national and local, and we are very honoured to support UCARE.
The show garden is a conceptual take on derelict/vacant or ‘Brownfield’ sites and aims to explore the narrative of transition, regeneration of such sites. The garden is being sponsored by St. Modwen Properties PLC the UK’s leading regeneration specialist.
Dreamboats and Petticoats
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Thanks to our ambassador Laurence Marks, UCARE has been given exclusive tickets to his and co writer Maurice Gran's show Dreamboats and Petticoats.
The show is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we have the privilege of tickets for Wednesday July 5th at Milton Keynes Theatre.
With these exclusive tickets you will also have the opportunity to meet the cast and authors of this award winning show.
Tickets are £50 with all proceeds going to UCARE.
- Contact us for further details or to purchase your tickets.
Jurys Inn Charity Challenge
19th to 24th June 2017
If you would like to get involved do contact them.
Jonathan Moseley Floral Demonstration
Wednesday 17th May 2017, Arrival from 1.30 for a 2pm start.
UCARE Ambassador, floral designer Jonathan Moseley is hosting a floral demonstration for UCARE, followed by afternoon tea and cakes in the glorious setting of the Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire, OX26.
The world of flowers is his passion and he employs his love of nature and his garden as a focus for many of his designs. His humerous and friendly approach make him one of the UK's most popular demonstrators, guaranteed to thrill audiences with his amazing displays delivered with entertainment.
Tickets are £30.
Malvern Spring Festival
10th-14th May 2017
UCARE will again be at the Malvern Spring Festival between May 10th and 14th. Do come and visit us if you are coming to the show.
Bollox to Cancer Day
Friday 21st April 2017
There will be a another Bollox to Cancer Texas Scramble at Studley Wood Golf Club in collaboration with our great supporter
This is a fabulous day, you will be playing a superb golf course, enjoying bacon rolls on arrival and a two course meal when you have finished and supporting UCARE at the same time, for just £140 per team.
If you would like to join us and put in a team of four or join a team please complete the form below and send it to us with cheques made out to UCARE or contact Karen at email@example.com for further details.
31st March 2017
Gemma Crane, UCARE’s Urological Cancer Awareness Nurse is organising another GP urological education and awareness day after the great success of the last event. These days are for updating GPs with the latest developments in urological cancer, offering talks from urologists and researchers about the latest developments in detection, treatment and research.
If you are a GP or a urological doctor and would like to join us on the 31st March at Radley please contact Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org
An experimental day with Jackie Devereux
Introduction to bold, contemporary watercolours enhanced with ink
23rd March 2017, Weston on the Green Memorial Village Hall, 1000 – 1600 - Please arrive by 9.30
President of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts, Jackie Devereux has a beautiful, fresh and uplifting style of watercolours.
This bold, exciting approach to watercolour is a workshop aimed at all levels. In her initial demonstration, Jackie will introduce some classic working methods alongside the development of contemporary compositions and some surprising creative ways to cope with all that white paper!
Based loosely on simple floral subject matter, with the use of a bright but limited palette, we shall explore mark-making, colour mixing on the page, exciting rescue remedies, the addition of ink, and much more.
- A brush is supplied for each participant, some watercolour paper to get everyone started; enough watercolour paints to share with the group; kitchen rolls; ink and drawing implements and a selection of Jackie’s own favourite brushes for people to try during the day.
- Each person will take away the brush and specimen papers. The brush supplied at a special price by Rosemary Bruses, itself costs £12.50, and is a good quality starter Squirrel hair brush and this will be the only material cost to each participant. The starter paper will consist of two quarter imperial sheets of watercolour paper and some practice paper at no cost.
- The rest of the materials will be supplied for use during the day at no cost.
- Additional watercolour paper will be available for purchase @ 50p per quarter imperial sheet, or £1 per half imperial sheet.
The cost, which includes the above and lunch with tea and coffee is £75 per person. Because numbers are limited, we will require payment in full on booking.
Epic Bike Ride
15th February 2017
Thank you Dave Lee for raising £1,100 on your “Epic Bike Ride”
Dave sent us the following update:
We have all successfully completed the ride over 10 days in average 35c temp. A grand total of 574 miles. Very hard but rewarding work. A truely remarkable experience which I shall never forget, thank you to the people of India who made us feel so welcome and to all of you who sponsored me on my adventure.
In February 2017, David Lee is planning on cycling 650 miles from Kochi to Chennai in Southern India with friends for UCARE because we’re one of his favourite charities.
In the Christmas Spirit concert
Sunday 11 December
The Lenborough Singers have selected UCARE as the charity they will support this coming Christmas;
The concerts are on Sunday 11 December, in St Bernadine's Church, Chandos Road, Buckingham; the first is at 2.30pm and the second at 7.30pm.
Five Star golf days
5 Star Events have raised an incredible £13,000 for us this year.
We would like to thank Richard Pineo, Tony Buck, Barry Yates, Les Harris and all of the sponsors for their hard work and support throughout the year.
Photo – Charlie Ross and Val Berry being presented with the cheque from 5 Star Events President Les Harris
We are honoured to have been chosen as the 2016 Charity of The Year by Oxfordshire’s Five Star Events.
There are seven events scheduled for this year at seven of the top golf clubs in the county, traditionally at the last event in November they have a celebrity golfer playing and this year Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk will be representing UCARE.
UCARE golf day
Friday 9th September 2016
We hope you will join us for our annual Golf Day at Studley Wood which includes breakfast, a delicious meal, wine, prizes, and of course a fantastic day of golf.
Art in Action
14th-17th July 2016
We were extremely proud and grateful to be the chosen charity for the 40th and sadly last Art in Action at Waterperry in July. It was a wonderful event, with a fabulous atmosphere, we even had gorgeous weather.
We would like to thank the organisers for their incredible hard work ensuring everything ran so smoothly and their support, hospitality and generosity. The UCARE team and army of volunteers made lots of new friends and supporters at this unique event.
Come and join us at the 40th and sadly last Art in Action event at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire.
Up to 400 artists, crafters, performers and musicians gather together in Waterperry Gardens to demonstrate their skills and show their work.
You can watch the potter pot, the painter paint and the sculptor sculpt. You can ask the masters of the arts of jewellery, textiles, woodwork and glassblowing about the secrets of their craft. In the ever popular Practical Classes section, you will be able to have a go yourself at the art or craft of your choice with the guidance of an expert teacher.
UCARE have a marquee during the event and we are also very proud to have been chosen as their charity for this year. You can make online donations to UCARE when pre-ordering tickets online.
We look forwarding to seeing you there.
RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016
5th-8th May 2016
During the Festival UCARE will have a gazebo right next to Emily's garden. If you get the chance, please do come and see us. We will have a selection of tulip inspired artwork and merchandise which will be on sale - the proceeds of which go to support urology cancer research and Education. You will also get the chance to see the Secret Tulip Artwork which will be displayed on a large screen.
Isle of Wight Challenge
30th April - 1st May 2016
Philip Hardy is raising money for UCARE by taking on the Isle of Wight Challenge in May.
You can find out more if you would like to join him at www.isleofwightchallenge.com
Or please support him through his Just Giving page
Bollox to Cancer Golf Day
Friday 29th April
UCARE are holding a charity golf day on at Studley Wood Golf Club, in collaboration with Bollox, the men’s boxer shorts company that supports men’s cancer charities.
If you would like to enter a team for the Texas Scramble, or want more details about the day please contact us for details or download the form.
Swansea University Rowing Club
18th and 19th April
The Swansea University Rowing Club is raising money for UCARE by rowing 1,407km, (the length of Britain) on the 18th and 19th April 2016 outside Fulton House, Swansea University.