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We raised £7000 for charity in memory of Marley Oakes

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After taking it upon themselves to 'Be More Marley', Oxford Hawks HC raised £7,000 for two charities in loving memory of Marley Oakes.

Marley unfortunately passed away aged just 10 months on 7 August 2019 and exactly two years later the club hosted a charity game that saw more than 200 people attend.

Alongside the mixed game, there were a whole host of activities taking place throughout the day in order to raise funds for The Maple Tree and Teddy's Wish. This included face painting and mini matches, while a special stall selling 'bemoremarley' socks and 'Marley's Stars' bracelets was also set up.

On the day itself, the club raised more than £3,000 through the activities and teams playing in a game earlier in the day donating their match fees to the cause. In total, their amount currently sits at £7,000 and there's still time to donate via their JustGiving page.

The charities the money raised will be split between are:

  • The Maple Tree, a local children’s centre in Wheatley, funding paediatric first aid specifically to include CPR for parents and carers
  • Teddy’s Wish, a charity that supports bereaved families, including those who have lost children to sudden infant death syndrome.

"WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL OF THE HELP WE HAD WITH THE DAY, WITH DONATIONS OF FOOD, DRINKS AND CONDIMENTS FROM LOCAL SHOPS, AND A LOCAL SPORTS SHOP MAKING THE PRODUCTS. A SPECIAL THANK YOU ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK SETTING UP ON THE DAY. ALSO A THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE EVENT AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE JUSTGIVING PAGE. THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK.

MATT AND BEX OAKES"

Thanks to Clive Jones and Evelyn Hargreaves for the excellent photos.

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