Quiz 4 Oskar
December 3, 2014
This post is the second in the sequence of posts related to the OSKAR PYCROFT Fund-Raising Campaign.
See below for a reminder of the details of this very worthwhile cause.
1. TIME OF THE QUIZ. Arrive for 7.30 with a prompt 8.00pm start.
2. LOCATION OF THE QUIZ. The Dribuild Suite of The Memorial Stadium.
3. COST OF THE QUIZ. £6 per team as a minimum. (Voluntary donations of higher amounts welcome.)
4. DATE OF THE QUIZ. Tuesday 16th December 2014. (With a reserve date of Wednesday 17th December.)
5. SIZE OF TEAMS. A Maximum of 6 members per team.
6. NATURE OF THE QUIZ. There will be a total of 8 rounds.
(Including rounds on Sport, Christmas Hits, Food and Bristol at Christmas.)
7. PRIZES. This is still being sorted and will be announced at a later date.
8. RAFFLES. This is in the process of being organised.
(So far we have 1. A Dribuild Suite hospitality package for 4 people & 2. Some East Stand tickets. More to follow.)
9. REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. The Dribuild Suite bar will be open on the night
10.PROCEDURE FOR ENTERING TEAMS. We currently anticipate entry on the night but will keep you informed on this.
(If you wish to ensure your place you can book a table by using the CONTACT US form on the BRSC website.)
There has been a huge wave of emotion from Gasheads urging Bristol Rovers Football Club and its supporters to assist in raising funds towards the cost of a hugely expensive operation in the USA that Oskar needs.
There will be a Christmas Quiz Night at The Memorial Stadium on Tuesday 16th December 2014 and a bucket collection at the New Years Day match with Torquay United to raise money for Oskar and his family.
Oskar is 6 and has cerebral palsy. There is a surgery called Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) which can help improve the quality of his life and is his only chance of being able to walk. Six year-old Oskar Pycroft from Whitchurch is unable to sit, stand or walk independently. He is in constant pain with his muscles and joints.
The NHS have brought an expert in this operation to Bristol but it has been decided that Oskar does not meet the strict criteria for funding towards his operation. This means that Oskar’s only hope is to raise the £70,000 required to pay to go to Saint Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri USA.
You can donate to Oskar’s Appeal here: Oskar’s Just Giving Page
Online donations of over £11,500 to https://www.justgiving.com/Oskar-70/ and a further £11,000 of offline donations have raised over £22,000 already.
Alternatively you can text a donation. Text OZZI70 and the amount to 70070 (e.g. OZZI70 £5 to 70070 to donate a fiver).
Watch Bristol City’s video of Oskar’s story by clicking HERE.
To find out more about this very deserving cause look at the links below for more information.
A MESSAGE FROM LIZZY PYCROFT, THE MOTHER OF OSKAR PYCROFT. (3rd December 2014.)
“I wanted to share some good news with you all.
Yesterday afternoon I had a call from the Bristol SDR team, Both surgeons have agreed to operate on Oskar on a private basis in the UK. This means we can now adjust our target to £50,000.
What this will do is to cover the costs of the pre-op assessments, the surgery and the long but intensive rehabilitation post surgery. It will also cover items of equipment that Oskar will require to help with his rehabilitation that will not be provided by the NHS and the post-op check ups.
This means we are almost at the half way point for our fundraising for Oskar’s SDR surgery. Many of you see the happy boy in the pictures I post but what most of you don’t see is the Oskar that is in pain and discomfort or when during the night he is screaming in pain and despite giving pain relief and giving him a stretch or massaging his legs he remains in pain and the only thing left to do is to cuddle him and hope it eases soon. Sometimes I sit all night holding his legs in a comfortable position just so he can get some sleep. Not only is this operation Oskar’s only chance of being able to walk it will also remove a large portion of his pain on a permanent basis.
So many people have helped out already and I am truly thankful because we wouldn’t have gotten so far along without them. I am also very thankful to all those who have donated so far.
The Just Giving Page will be updated with the new target figure very soon but for now please share and donate even if its just a quid.”