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Donations

£ 10000
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£ 9560
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96%


 

Ways you can help:

Take part in our events:

March, 10th - Family Fun Boxing Show, Birstall

April, 28th - Sponsored 20-Mile Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride

May, 11th - Sponsored Swimathon at Soar Valley

May, 17th/18th - 170-Mile Coast to Coast Sponsorship Cycle Ride

September, 6th - Charity Golf Day at Rothley Park Golf Course

Or why not run, swim or take part in an event of your choice and choose

Alex's Wish as your nominated charity.

For more details & to get involved:

Visit www.alexswish.co.uk

Call Emma on 07903 349475

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Thank you!

24th March 2012
Seeds of Hope - 240 packets handed out to Academy children 
Raised £240 + £181

12th May 2012
Prize Draw
Raised £696.45 

13th May 2012
Under 12/13/14 Tournament - £1 of Car Parking fee goes to Charity
Raised £179 

19th May 2012
Oadby Owls Fun Day - £1 of all entry fees goes to Charity
Raised £201 re entry fees and £102 re Bouncy Castle

10th June 2012
Oadby Owls Mini Soccer Festival - £1 of Car Parking fee goes to Charity
Raised £667 re entry fees and £145 re Penalty Shoot Out 

11th/12th August 2012
9 & 11 a-side Tournament - £1 of Car Parking fee goes to Charity
Raised £680 re entry fees  

11th/12th August 2012
Mark Bell - Leicester Half Marathon
Raised £312.25 

18th/19th May 2013
Michael Watts - Way of the Roses. Sponsored 170 mile bike ride
Raised £1187.75

9th June 2013
Oadby Owls Mini Soccer Festival - £1 of Car Parking fee goes to Charity
Raised £676 re entry fees

15th June 2013
Mick & Sally Creedon - Donation to club's charity in appreciation of the club for all that it has done whilst their son has been an Academy member.
Raised £100

22nd June 2013
Oadby Owls Fun Day - £1 of all entry fees goes to Charity
Raised £216 re entry fees

28th June and 11th July 2013
3 Peaks Challenge - Ian Scott, Jack Scott, Russ Parton, Ed Parton, Josh Parton, Dave Harcourt, Cam Harcourt and Rich Hill
Coast to Coast Cyle Ride - Ian and Jack Scott 
Raised £2311.51

29th June 2013
Raffle held by Under 10 Hawks team
Raised £75

17th/18th August 2013
9 & 11 a-side Tournament - £1 of Car Parking fee goes to Charity
Raised £590 re entry fees 

13th October 2013
Charlie Patel sponsorship
Raised £238.75

1st June 2013
Oadby Owls Mini Soccer Festival - £1 of Car Parking fee goes to Charity
Raised £662 re entry fees

Alex's Wish has been chosen as our charity of the year

One of the younger boys in our Academy was recently diagnosed as having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) – a life limiting severe muscle wasting disease. During 2012, Oadby Owls donated an incredible £3,403.70 towards this cause and we will continue to support them in 2013 through our variety of events – our target is to reach £10,000.

About Duchenne (DMD):

  •        100% fatality rate!
  •        Most do not see past their twenties
  •        Majority are in a wheelchair by 12 years old
  •        It causes respiratory and heart failure
  •        It affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born

There are NO CURES at present. BUT scientists are on the VERGE of finding one.  By supporting their aim you are helping to fund world-class research to help save THIS GENERATION of children.

About Alex:

Alex was diagnosed with DMD shortly before his 4th birthday. Alex is now 6 years old and to most he looks completely normal but on the inside his body is struggling and his muscles are deteriorating at an alarming rate. He’s a bubbly boy who loves playing football and absolutely loves fast cars and has aspirations and dreams just like every other child does.

We do not want to give too much information out at the club about who this little boy is as he knows very little about the condition other than that he has 'poorly muscles' and that's the way the parents would like to keep it until he reaches an age where he is able to digest and understand the information.

About Alex’s Wish

Alex’s Wish was set-up in August 2012 by Alex’s parents Andy & Emma. As a charity they are a positive, upbeat team of people who are dedicated to helping eradicate DMD and to put it in the history books where it belongs. They are a non-profit making charity registered with the Charity Commission (charity no: 1148845).

They only invest in research that has been through a scientific advisory board and following discussions with the ‘Duchenne Alliance’ an alliance of 40 independent international Duchenne organisations dedicated to advancing the missions to improve the quality of life, care and treatment of those affected by Duchenne (for more details visit www.duchennealliance.org). Together they have taken a groundbreaking step towards winning what it calls the ultimate race against time”.

Hope is on the horizon…

Whatever offers the best prospects for the future of all children with DMD is where their funds will be focussed and invested. Having met and spoken to some of the best organisations in the world fighting DMD it is clear that for the very first time there is likely to be a chance of a major breakthrough.

Over the past few years, scientists have made huge strides in gene therapy and molecular medicine and pharmaceutical companies have begun investing in research that may well bring DMD therapies to market. In order to continue with this momentum we need to continue raising money and investing.  Without charities like Alex’s Wish, this simply will not happen!

For latest fundraising events, how to donate and get involved…

www.alexswish.co.uk

 www.facebook.com/alexswishcharity1

  www.twitter.com/alexswish