6149: Ali's Gift- charity in memory of OB Ali Beament (19/02/2018)
In about 9 & 1/2 weeks time OB Tim Benton (2003-2010) is going to be the first ever entrant running the London Marathon on behalf of Ali's Gift, the charity set up in memory of OB Ali Beament. Please see below a brief summary of what the charity is all about:
Ali's Gift was created in Ali's memory with two aims, firstly to give small financial rewards to young CF sufferers who have shown a dedication to studying in order to recognise their hard work.
Secondly, to award personal ‘gifts’ to individuals who have a passion or goal that they need help in accomplishing.
The Charity want to encourage independence and create awesome memories for the sufferers and their families. Sufferers can either apply for a gift directly or a friend, family member, teacher
As both Ali and myself were OB's, I was hoping to utilise the OBA to circulate my fundraising efforts to the wider network of OBs that knew myself and Alistair in the hope of raising as much as we can for a great cause.
If you would like to read more or get in touch with Tim, please copy and paste the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tim-benton1
6139: Kilimanjaro Challenge - Alex Pentecost OB(2006-17) (05/12/2017)
I have just left Bancroft’s and I have signed up to fundraise for Childreach International by climbing Kilimanjaro next year.
Should you wish to support me please copy and paste the donation link is https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/alexanderpentecost1
Many thanks Alex
6138: John Smith Funeral Notice (24/11/2017)
John Smith Funeral order of service
6137: Bancrofts Insight Autumn 2017 (24/11/2017)
Bancrofts Insight Autumn 2017
6133: Ted Hawkins (13/11/2017)
Air Vice Marshall Ted Hawkins
6132: Victoria Richards OB 92-99 (19/10/2017)
Victoria OB(92-99) has won a 'highly commended' placing for poetry in this year's Bridport Prize!
6131: OBA September 2017 Newsletter (25/09/2017)
OBA September 2017 Newsletter
6128: The Embassy Cinema of Chadwell Heath restoration project (15/09/2017)
Our Association are looking for architects, historians, benefactors and those in the film/cinema industry who have a knowledge of:
• Art Deco Architecture
• Building Restoration & Heritage
• Retro/Vintage Features of the 1930s
• Repertory Cinemas
• Historic Decades such as “The Roaring Twenties”, “The Prohibition Era” and “The Great Depression”
If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org
You can be a part of these ambitious and exciting plans. Please see the attached letter.
Ramanan Muraleetharan (OB 2002-09)
6124: Centenary - Douglas Hampden Beeching (11/09/2017)
World War I Centenary Biography - Douglas Hampden Beeching
6121: Bancrofts Insight Summer 2017 (20/06/2017)
Bancrofts Insight Summer 2017
6118: WW1 Battlefield Visit 2017 (12/06/2017)
WW1 Battlefield visit 2017
6117: WW1 Battlefield Visit 2017 (12/06/2017)
WW1 Battlefield visit 2017
6116: Floreat, Bancroft’s School 1737-2015 (06/06/2017)
If you would like to purchase a copy of Floreat the history book by Jeremy Bromfield please contact Susan Day at the OBA office on 020 8506 5714 or email email@example.com
6114: May 2017 Newsletter (13/05/2017)
OBA Newsletter May 2017
6113: OB Iymaan Sheikh (2008-2015) to volunteer in Ethiopia (02/05/2017)
I graduated Bancroft's in 2015 and I am currently in my second year studying Law with Politics LLB at the University of Manchester. This summer for 3 months I am volunteering abroad through International Citizen Service in Partnership with VSO (Voluntary service oversees). VSO is an international development charity that holds the vision for a world without poverty. They send volunteers abroad across the developing world to make a difference and empower young people. We are so fortunate in England to have access to clean running water, free healthcare and above all a pretty amazing education system. I know I personally felt very fortunate to have been able to attend one of the top schools in England.
When I go across in June to Mekelle, a city based in the northern region of Ethiopia, I will be staying with a host family and working in the local community. One of my specific projects that I will be undertaking while over there is in education. All across the developing world there are thousands of children that either have no access to education or the education they get given is simply not sufficient enough to help them grow. For the developing world to grow and become the striving communities they can be, educating the younger generation is key.
One of my challenges before I go abroad to volunteer is to raise £800. This money is not to pay for my flights or accommodation, that is all paid separately by VSO who receive funding from the government, but rather I am fundraising this £800 for VSO itself. The money will go directly to them to help them continue their amazing work around the world and will help them not only expand into more countries but to also continue sending volunteers abroad.
Here is my JustGiving page where there is more information about VSO and my placement abroad;
6112: Peter Chappell (20/04/2017)
Peter Chappell OB 1944-51 Obituary by his son Graham Chappell and Fred Emery (OB 1944-51)
6111: Bancroft Insight Spring 2017 (20/03/2017)
Bancroft Insight Spring 2017
6106: OB Charlotte Krishek (2003-2014) to climb Mt Kilimanjaro (19/01/2017)
This summer Charlotte is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for charity. She needs to raise £3,000. Half of this amount will go towards the charity dig deep, with the other half covering travel costs.
Dig deep works with rural communities in Kenya to access water and sanitation. They implement training and appropriate technologies to bring about sustainable improvements in health and education. They aspire to enable people to break the cycle of poverty and transform their own lives.
If you would like to support Charlotte, please donate by copying and pasting the following link https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/charlottekrishek1