Hi and welcome to our homepage. Our goal is to help support children and their families that are affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Although our site is still under construction we would love to hear from you. So if you have any queries or if you would like to help please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We held a Coffee & Cake morning in December at St Marys Church, Rawmarsh. We had some amazing cakes kindly donated and managed to raise a fabulous £205.19 on the day. Afterwards we took the remainding cakes to Victoria Park Hall pre school and they donated £20 and Santander Meadowhall branch and they donated a further £20
In August Matt Harmen took part in Tough Mudder for Team Oscar @SMA Trust and raised an amazing £1,048! He managed to smash his original target and came 5th in the competion!!
Here's a list of a few other things that have taken place over the past year:
May -Scott Mills auction his signed dartboard and raised £80
May - Marcus Wray took part in Menai Raft Race dressed as a viking and raised £282
November- Danny Lunn, Niel Hart & Wayne Harrison organised a charity football match Coil & Cut vs Rest of the Mill and raised £325!
December - St Marys church held a Christmas carol concert and raised £150
We were lucky enough to get a stall at Beanfest 2015 which is a local festival held in memory of our good friend Rob 'Bean' Crook which raises money for Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice which is a brilliant cause. Our stall selling merchandise, buns and sweets and featured a tombola with prizes donated to us and we raised a whopping £315!!!
We would like to thank Caitlin, Rhianna & Courtney who decided to do some fundraising for charaties by holding a raffle and cake sale at their school, Monkwood Primary Academy. They chose Animal Rescue and Oscars Rainbow as their chosen charities and raised a whopping £240 that was shared equally between Oscars Rainbow and Animal Rescue! Thank you very much you 3 and well done!
Here's Maddison Sherwood Aged 6 who has SMARD. We were fortunate enough to be able to help Maddison by buying her a 'scooot' to help her mobility around the home. According to Maddisons mum this has given her a new lease of life. Please follow Maddisons story via their facebook page.
Easter Sunday we went to St marys Church in Rawmarsh, Rotherham and gave all the children at the service easter eggs to say thank you for letting us use the church hall for our coffee morning in Feburary this year where we raised £275 and awareness.
Big thankyou to Capita Npower partnership for their 5-a-side football tournament held a few weeks ago that raised an impressive £170 that was donated straight to our Team Oscar page that goes to the SMA Trust to help find a cure!
We will be donating a % of what we raise via Oscars Rainbow to SMA Trust. They are the only UK Charity that fund totally towards finding a cure. To donate directly to our team you can just follow the link Team Oscar
On the 08/03/2015 Grace Clarke entered a charity boxing match raise funds for charity. Grace kindly chose our charity and the proceeds went to the SMA trust through Team Oscar. Here's what Grace had to say.
'I recently took part in an 8 week charity boxing course to raise funds for our chosen charities and I chose Oscars Rainbow.
This was a huge personal challenge as I have never been fit, or at all interested in or knowledgable about boxing!
During the 8 weeks we learnt about punch combinations, footwork and stamina-as well as how to not say sorry or shut my eyes every time someone hit me!
This all built up to a fight in a professional ring at bramall lane in front of 200 people-terrifying!
We were paired against people of similar size and ability for 3, 2 minute rounds. This was the hardest 2 minutes of my life. Both physically and mentally.
I ended up winning the fight and getting a big shiny trophy! The best thing about it was proving to myself that I could do something like this and raising money for a well dear if charity. I had massive support from friends and family, as well as from the lovely people and the SMA TRUST, 2 of who came to support me.
I've decided that I am just not made for fighting and can't shake the guilty feeling from giving someone a black eye, but I have achieved something wonderful and am sure the money raised will be spent in the best way possible.'
We would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who got invovled with our coffee and cake morning at St Marys Church in Rawmarsh, Rotherham on the 23/02/2015.
Together we raised £275!!! so a big well done to everyone. There was also some lovely cakes donated which is always a bonus!
Hi everyone, apologise for the lack of updates but our second son has been recovering from open heart surgery. He is recovering well so we are now back focusing on spreading awareness and fundraising. Please take a look below on what’s been happening over the last few months.
A local supporter of our charity, Emily Nichols, organised an awareness assembly at Oakwood High School where she is a teacher. After their assembly they received a total of £90 that was donated by the pupils.
Tesco opened a new branch in Rotherham and as a promotion they had £5000 to divide between local charities. Rotherham residents were asked to put forward local charities. We were lucky enough to be nominated by local people and then chosen by Tesco. They invited us to their grand opening of the store to present a cheque for £500!
TATA steel did a feature in their 'in touch' magazine and made a generous donation of £250 to Oscars Rainbow. Following the feature TATA steel contacted us asking us if we would like to apply for their care for the community award via their recognising success awards. So we did a couple of months later we were invited to their recognising success awards and amazingly we had won! During the ceremony everyone was asked to make a donation which came to Oscars Rainbow and we raised £660 and then to our surprise 2 unions that were present Community and Unite agreed to donate a further £500 each and to top things off so did a managing director of TATA steel! Making the total donation on the night an outstanding £2160!
Recently we have auctioned off a football signed by the Rotherham United football team which was kindly donated by Sam aged 9. The winning bidder was Ian Turner who bidded an amazing £70. Thank you very much for all your generous bids and hope you like the football Ian.
Our total for the onesie walk was £2258.95! This was an excellent way to celebrate Oscars 1st birthday and raise money and awareness in the process. A massive thankyou to everyone who helped us make it happen and once again thankyou for all your donations. And thankyou Oscar for this beautiful rainbow.