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Please find the article below on behalf of the “WeeOscar4Life” campaign.
“WeeOscar4Life was setup to help raise awareness and funds for The Oscar Knox appeal with a view to involving the support of Celtic Football Club. This started off small to begin with when 2 CQN’ers decided to create a new range of CQN badges and sell these to bloggers on CQN to raise funds. This raised around £3k. Growing from that was The WeeOscar4Life Small Change for Wee Oscar which asked people to collect their small change over a period of a couple of months and donate this to The Oscar Knox Appeal, raising another £2K.
Within a couple of months a small team of Celtic fans came together under WeeOscar4Life to appeal to Celtic fans and organised 3 larger events. Mid September a bucket collection at Celtic Park in September for the home game against Dundee raising £32K in 2 hours (believed to be a record for a support of any club in the world). Joining WeeOscar4Life team and The Green Bucket army of 200 collectors on the bucket collection we had special guests in the shape of Stephen Knox, Oscar’s dad and Lisa Hague, wife of Kris Commons who was joined by Charlie Mulgrews partner Alanna Roe and Tony Stokes partner Debbie Lawlor. This was followed by a quiz night was held in the Phoenix bar in the Gallowgate, Glasgow in late September raising £3K. WeeOscar4Life last event was a race night held in the Kerrydale Suite in November at Celtic Park raising £27K where we were again joined by Stephen Knox, Lisa Hague as well as Joe Ledley’s partner Ruby May Ridgeway, Gary Hoopers partner Lucy & Top Bhoys Tom Boyd, Bobby Petta and Frank McAvennie.
A number of individual Celtic Supporters have also raised funds under the WeeOscar4Life with cycles, bucket collections, sponsored silences etc. and today the overall total raised for The Oscar Knox Appeal via WeeOscar4Life and Celtic supporters is over £70k. An incredible amount!
The WeeOscar4Life teams’ next event is a Cycle to Belfast from different locations around The UK and Ireland on St Patrick’s weekend March 2013. This started off as a planned cycle from Celtic Park Glasgow to Belfast but after some consideration the team decided to hit social network sites and Celtic websites to see if there would be any interest in others Celtic supporters organising cycles to Belfast from other locations in the UK & Ireland. It soon became apparent that there was decent interest in this from supporters in Leeds, Duleek, Roscommon and Dublin. We have to date the following numbers joining our 5 confirmed cycles:
32 cyclists and 7 support team leave Celtic Park early on the 15th of March arriving at Donegal Celtic Park around 6:30pm on Sat 16th of March.
26 cyclists will leave Dublin the 15th of March arriving at Donegal Celtic Park around 6:30pm on Sat 16th of March.
7 cyclists will leave Leeds on Friday the 15th of March arriving in Belfast on the 17th of March.
25 cyclists and 6 support team leaving Duleek on Fri 15th Mar and arriving Belfast/Donegal Celtic Park around 5pm on Saturday the 16th of March.
10 cyclists are leaving Roscommon on 15th March and arriving in Belfast on 16th of March.
Once we arrive in Belfast an event will be held at Donegal Celtic Park for cyclist to replenish their calories and raise a few more quid by raffling off a few Celtic related items.
Given the number of cyclist WeeOscar4Life team and cyclists hope to raise at least £10,000 for Wee Oscar that we hope will go towards getting Oscar the immunotherapy treatment he so dearly requires to give him the best chance of survival in his ongoing battle with Neuroblastoma Stage 4.
WeeOscar4Life are also offering corporate sponsorship to companies who would like to join AJ Print, Access LLP, Burns Interior Design, Business Continuity Services Ltd, DAMM Environmental, Firewater, Gardiner & Theobald Surveyors, Morrisons Facilities Management, Oracle, ProAir Conditioning, Project Pipework and Piling, Stena Sealink & Sublime Designs to sponsor the cycles at a cost of £500. For your companies sponsorship your company will have their logo displayed on publicity banners for photographs and hopefully TV once we arrive in Belfast, as well as knowing that your company has helped Wee Oscar reach his target to receive his immunotherapy treatment – WHAT GREATER PRIZE IS THERE?
For further information on corporate sponsorship and details on WeeOscar4Life campaign please email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can follow us on twitter @weeoscar4life or Facebook Wee-Oscar-4-Life page. All donations can be made via JustGiving at http://www.justgiving.com/WeeOscar4Life-Cycle-to-Belfast-March-2013
You will find more information on Oscar Knox Appeal at www.oscarknox.blogspot.com or on twitter @Wee_Oscar
Wee Oscar 4 Life Team”