Hope you are all getting in the festive spirit!
Running out of days for a Christmas drink so have a change of plan,
Would like to invite you to an O2e 2014 Launch Party on Thursday 30th Jan-see flyer here for details.
Now is the time to start thinking about your 2014 sporting challenges-the hardest part is just making that commitment-the rest will fall into place-we can help you if you need any help. Be brave, be bullish, make it happen-LIFE REALLY IS TOOOOO SHORT
There will be an open mic on 30th Jan where you can announce your 2014 event. I would like everyone to make their commitment to Team O2e that night.
Big Kev will be giving more details on the 2014 O2e Landings Ride-so hopefully will be a long queue on the mic for that one!
There is no cost for the evening, will be a paying bar and some nibbles and the chance to make a dent in Piero’s O2e wine!!!
We will be inviting our 2013 Charities along and distributing funds from this year-you can see where every penny you have raised is going
2013 events now wrapped up and many congrats to Mrs Bendy Posh who finished her 30 day Bikram Challenge-great original event-well done Anthea xx
Please also see attached information on a brilliant evening this Thursday organised by Jane and her Get Kids Going Team. Looks like will be an amazing evening in the Guard’s Chapel-please contact Pippa for info and tickets
Please get in any outstanding sponsorship/dinner auction money in as looking to close 2013 books and will be advising our yearly total
Many thanks as always
Start sowing those 2014 seeds!!!
What an incredible evening on Saturday. You know it’s going to be a good night when people are queuing up to get into reception at 6.30!!
Energy levels were sky high from the beginning and continued north through the night-possibly booze related!!
Massive thanks to you all for your loyal support.
Once again your generosity was simply phenomenal.
Huge thanks to our speakers David Weir-what an honour for us to have such an inspirational athlete and role model-and Mandy, an incredibly moving and passionate speech which really brought home why we all do what we do!
Once all auction monies are in will let you know the total raised on the evening.
Slight hiccup on the last lot as bidder did not hear was NOT available in June/July/Aug so if you are interested in bidding for below let me know:
1 week in an absolutely stunning Restored Farmhouse in Provence-half an hour from Aix en Provence.
The Farmhouse, generously donated by Peter and Georgie, boasts 6 en-suite double bedrooms, large heated swimming pool with terrace and stunning views up to the Grand Luberon Mountains.
Take a look at http://www.masdelaboissiere.com/ and if you are interested let me know-we went in Oct half term a couple of years back and was glorious-also May half term would be perfect-get together with some friends for a fabulous holiday!!
Forgot to mention at Dinner-Posh is nearing the end of her 30 Day Bikram Challenge!!! Come on Anthea nearly there xx
Christmas coming up and no better time to treat your house guests to Piero’s O2e Wine-WHAT OTHER CHARITY HAS THEIR OWN WINE???????
Can be sold be cases of 3 or 6 and we’ll work out distribution somehow.
Let me know and will give you details.
SPECCHIO - BIANCO FERMO - WHITE WINE = £10
This wine is the young cousin of Sforzato Genio and is the result of white vinification of the red grapes used to make Graffio.A fine white wine produced in Italy by the Nebbiolo grape. This wine compliments fish, white meats and fresh cheeses.It taste its best served at a temperature of 8-10c and may be stored for 2-3 years. 12.5% vol
GRAFFIO - VALTELINA SUPERIORE – RED WINE = £12
This wine is cold vinified to enhance freshness and flavour.A fine red wine produced in Italy by the Nebbiolo grape. This wine compliments pasta dishes and red meat. It taste its best served at a temperature of 14-16c and may be stored for 6-8 years. 13.5% vol
GENIO – SFORZATO DI VALTELLINA = £20
This bottle carries more than five years of work and patience, after having cuddled the grapes of Nebbiolo for the whole season to reach perfection, they have been left to dry for more than three months to concentrate their very best features. In each glass you will find only the best result of a great year, an obsessive care for quality and a lot of patience. A fine red wine produced in Italy by the Nebbiolo grape. This wine compliments game dishes and fresh cheese.
It tastes its best served at a temperature of 14-16c and may be stored for 8-10 years. 15.5% vol
Massive thanks again to you all-what a way to finish up the year!!
Here we go again, our 8th Gala Dinner!!!!
Please see the Flyer Click Here looking forward to seeing you all on Sat eve.
As always have a packed night with loads to get through so we are on the clock.
Reception starts at 18.30 and be seated at 19.10-we won’t wait-as you know drinks package included so get there early and get on it…………………………………
Below is a taster of the Auction that Big Jim will be squeezing you on!!!
Many thanks for all your support and bring on the party…………… ‘ I gotta a feelin………………………………..’
A taste of The Brewery O2e Auction
4 VIP O2 Arena Tickets to see Elbow-
Kindly donated by Jimbo
4 Ball Golf round at the famous London Club-
Kindly donated by Matt Hurren
Two Nights for two people at Four Seasons Hotel
-inc £100 dinner voucher-
Kindly donated by Stuart/Katie McGuire
A fabulous day out for two people-
inc dining on Steam Train-Steam Dreams Ltd-
Kindly donated by Derek Martin
Signed and Framed Wales Gareth Bale Shirt-
Kindly donated by Mark
Challenges still coming in!!
Posh Spice is taking on something really original and writes:
I have practiced bikram yoga for a few years now, but have never stepped up to the 30 day challenge. I know people may not think this is much of a feat, but anyone who has practiced bikram yoga will know that this is not only a physical challenge, but a mental challenge as well. It's also a challenge just trying to fit a class into one's schedule every day! And it definitely means less socialising as bikram on a hangover is hell! For those who don't know, a bikram class is 90 minutes in 40C/104F degrees. Some classes you feel strong and the postures come easily and other classes can leave you feeling like you want to be sick or maybe even cry!
So starting on 30th Oct through to 28th Nov, I will be doing bikram every day. Doing this challenge for O2E is what will get me through. I love raising money for this charity as it is completely volunteer run by truly incredible and inspiring people and they give to some of the most amazing children's charities each year.
Brilliant challenge Anthea xx
Another great original fund raiser -Iain writes:
My local church have added O2E as a