Marie Curie Cancer Care Events coming soon!

Marie Curie Quiz Night, Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. start at The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, 172 Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AQ   Don’t worry if there’s only a couple of you as we can make up teams on the night!  Entry is just £3 per person with all proceeds being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Bar snacks available. Raffle prizes on the night will be very much appreciated.  For more information please contact Nicky Clargo at oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or ring 07754 27183

Ducklington Morris Dancers will be joined by several other Morris Groups (up to eighty individuals) as they make their way around several Cotswold villages on Saturday, 16th July 2016.  Badger, the Squire of Ducklington Morris (who many of you will know from The Skeptics A Capella Trio) has kindly invited the Oxfordshire STARS team to collecting funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care on the day.  Do look out for our lovely volunteers with their big buckets!  The event will start at Stow-on-the-Wold and slowly wind its way back to The Bell in Duckington for an evening of music and songs.  We hope lots of you will come along and join us for what promises to be a great day out.  Here’s the itinerary (please note times are approximate):

10.00 am, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire  GL54 1BQ
11.30 am – The Horse and Groom, Upper Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire  GL56 0XH
1.00 pm – The Kings Head, The Green, Bledington, Chipping Norton, Oxon  OX7 6XQ  It’s Lunchtime! Picnic on the Village Green, or to order (advisable), please telephone 01608 658365.
3.00 pm – The Swan Inn, 4 Shipton Road, Ascot-under-Wychwood, Oxon  OX7 6AY
4.30 pm – The Fox Inn, Leafield (Fieldtown), Oxon  OX29 9NP
6.00 pm – The Royal Oak, High Street, Ramsden, Oxon  OX7 3AU
7.30 pm – The Bell Inn, 21 Standlake Road, Ducklington, Witney, Oxon  OX29 7UP
The day will end with music and songs until late.

70’s/80’s Disco and BBQ in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 7.30pm – 12pm Freeland Village Hall, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AL  Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a sensational night out.  Our local landlord, Trev, will be organising the bar and BBQ and our DJ from Diamond Lights willl have lots of music from the 70’s and 80’s to get you in the mood to dance. Fancy dress is optional, so don’t forget to dig out your flares or dust down those drainpipe jeans as it will certainly be time to boogie the night away on the retro dance floor.   Tickets are just £10 in advance (includes a burger and salad – please remember to let us know if you need a vegetarian option when you purchase your ticket). All proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.  Tickets will be available from April onwards from Trev at the Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub in Freeland or from Nicky Clargo on 07754 271831 or email oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com

Marie Curie Quiz Night, Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. start at The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, 172 Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AQ   Don’t worry if there’s only a couple of you as we can make up teams on the night!  Entry is just £3 per person with all proceeds being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Bar snacks available. Raffle prizes on the night will be very much appreciated.  For more information please contact Nicky Clargo at oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or ring 07754 27183

Bingo in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Sunday, 31st July 2016, doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.15 pm start.  The Sherbourne Suite, Witney Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, Oxon  OX28 4EX  Our Charity bingo will be a fun event with Kelly’s Eye at Number 1 and Top of the Shop at 90!  There will also be a bar, bar food and a charity raffle.  One book of raffle tickets plus 2 flyers will cost you just £1, two books and flyers £2 and so on!  On the night we will also be selling good quality second hand clothes from just £1-£5!  Come along and grab a bargain!  I look forward to seeing you there. Bingo and raffle prizes will be very much appreciated – please contact Nicky on oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or 07754 271831


Sizzlin’ Summer Shindig  in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Saturday, 20th August 2015, 7.00pm onwards, at The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, 172 Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AQ,  Tickets £10 in advance.  Come and join us for a sizzlin’ night out!  Hog roast, veggie sausages and salads and a Bucks Fizz on arrival.  It’ll be finger lickin’ good!  On the night we be entertained by the Headington Hillbillies who play a blend of classic American music mixed with the spirit of English punk rock!  It’ll be entertaining for sure!  Our shindig will have a country theme so do come along in your fancy dress (optional).  Howdy Cow Boys and Cow Girls!  Oooh arrr, Oooh arrr Farmers and Milk Maids. Bring a change of head if you want to be a Worzel Gummidge or don’t forget your rouge if you want to be our Aunt Sally!  Then there are the animals… Be a funky clucking Chicken or a wide eyed Daisy Cow!  There will also be a good ole’ charity raffle and donations of prizes will be very much appreciated.   In the run up to the Shindig, we will be organising a Scarecrow Competition in Freeland village.  Please collect an entry form from the Oxfordshire Yeoman pub any time from 20th June onwards.  Entry is just £2 and the winner will receive 50% of the entrance fees.  It’s an open theme, so dress your scarecrow how you like.  Each entry will receive a Marie Curie Daffodil to put on their Scarecrow and the judges will travel around the village the week before to take pictures and decide who the winner is! Tickets are on sale now!   For more information email
oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or call Nicky on 07754 271831 or pop in and see Trev at the Yeoman.

Marie Curie Quiz Night, Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. start at The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, 172 Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AQ   Don’t worry if there’s only a couple of you as we can make up teams on the night!  Entry is just £3 per person with all proceeds being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Bar snacks available. Raffle prizes on the night will be very much appreciated.  For more information please contact Nicky Clargo at oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or ring 07754 27183

‘Try’athalon with a difference for Marie Curie Cancer Care – Saturday, 17th September 2016, 9.30 a.m. – late, The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, 172 Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AQ This fun day is for those people who have always wanted to do a triathlon but find it too daunting to swim, cycle and run!  I’m taking the pressure out of everything and making it fun and enjoyable (I hope)!  So… the day will include a 3, 6 or 12 mile bike ride (optional to suit you), a 6 mile walk and 10, 16, 20 or 32 laps swimming (again you choose the number of lengths you do).  The cycle will start from The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub in Freeland as there is a great 3, 6 and 12 mile circular route which is not too challenging.  After the cycle ride, you will be given a complimentary cup of Tea, Coffee or Squash in the Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub in Freeland thanks to the landlord, Trev!  Once everyone is back and well rested we will head off as a group on the walk.  This will take in lots of woods, riverside and open fields around Freeland, Long Hanborough, the back of East End and Cuckoo Lane.  Once back from the walk you’ll have another rest and more complimentary refreshments before we head off to Witney swimming pool at 5.30 pm for a 6pm swim (we’ll share cars to do this to limit the number of vehicles).  By doing the swim last we thought participants could freshen up and then we will all meet back in the pub in Freeland for a celebration BBQ and to socialise.  You are very welcome to invite your friends to the BBQ, please order their food on your registration form (£5 per person).  So… as you can see we hope to have planned a moderately paced day with rests in between each event to prevent injury.  I’m doing walks regularly and plan to do training days to help individuals get fit.  These might include a bike ride and walk on one day.  Or a walk and swim on another.  As mentioned above, the event will be in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and each participant will pledge to raise a minimum of £30 for this worthy cause.  We hope to get 30-40 people to take part.   Do sign up if you’re up for a fun day and a bit of a challenge!  Supported by The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, Freeland and Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney.  For more information please contact Nicky Clargo on oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com  07754 271831

Marie Curie Quiz Night, Wednesday, 28th September 2016, 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. start at The Oxfordshire Yeoman Pub, 172 Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Witney, Oxon  OX29 8AQ   Don’t worry if there’s only a couple of you as we can make up teams on the night!  Entry is just £3 per person with all proceeds being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Bar snacks available. Raffle prizes on the night will be very much appreciated.  For more information please contact Nicky Clargo at oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or ring 07754 27183

WANTED:  Raffle and Tombolla Prize for Marie Curie Cancer Care Events throughout the year.   If you have anything suitable please contact Nicky Clargo on oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com or 07754 271831

WANTED:  Items to make up Hampers and prizes for our Bingo’s!  If you’d like to donate a bottle, tin of bisuits, jar of pickles, jam or anything else suitable then please do contact Nicky Clargo on 07754 271831 or oxfordshire.stars@gmail.com