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Thinking Of Oscar

OUITC trustee to cycle 500 miles for local charity

4 March 2019

Oxford United in the Community Trustee Stuart Bradney is cycling an epic 500 miles in support of a children’s health charity.

Stuart, of Kirtlington, has signed up to do the #TOO500, a cycling challenge for Oxfordshire based Thinking of Oscar.

The #TOO500 event is a 500-mile cycle ride over five days, compromising of five individual 100-mile legs, to mark the fifth anniversary of Thinking of Oscar.

Cyclists will set off from Oxford Children’s Hospital in June and visit other major children’s hospitals in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and London. The final day of the ride is set to start at the London Olympic Park and end at Blenheim Palace.

#TOO500 aims to raise £500,000 to invest in innovative projects at six children’s hospitals and act as a catalyst for positive change in child healthcare nationally.

Stuart said: “This is a charity that is close to my heart. Child healthcare is such an important issue in the UK and it’s vital we help spread the message that paediatric healthcare needs support. The event will be a challenge, but the thought of helping support such a special charity and the work it does will spur me on.”

Chris Lowes, Head of Operations at Oxford United in the Community said: “The two charities have a lot of synergy and both share a passion for improving the lives of children. We’re proud to partner with Thinking of Oscar and it’s great one of our team is going the extra distance to back #TOO500 and support advancements in child health care. We wish Stuart and #TOO500 all the best and appeal to people to also take part or donate what they afford via Just Giving.”

Hannah Cole of Thinking of Oscar, said: “A big thank you to Stuart and Oxford United in the Community for such wonderful support of #TOO500. The more people that take part and support the event the more can be done to improve outcomes in child health through innovative projects via the special collaboration among the hospitals.”

Thinking of Oscar was set up by Hannah and David Cole in memory of their son Oscar who died suddenly and unexpectedly in Oxford on June 19th 2014. They founded Thinking of Oscar with the objective of enhancing the experiences of children and their families in hospital care by investing in projects and innovations within child health which have the potential to benefit children nationally.

You can register to take part in #TOO500 here:

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