Hinksey Heights Golf Club Captains Charity Day.

Oxford Phab is the captain’s charity this year and we are  are here at the Captain’s Charity Day.
imageFor the Captain’s Charity Day all the players arrive in time for a simultaneous start, and the different team each start at a different tee.
DSC00195Many people generously contributed to the raffle, and we sold raffle tickets to the players before they left.
They players are out on the course …
in the rain, but we are in the marquee …
with tea
and bacon butties.
DSC00196It was still a better day to be inside with Phab than outside playing golf!
DJ Lee arrived and set up his disco.
DSC00211The players returned from their round of golf, the scores were calculated and the winners were announced.
DSC00212The weather cleared up a little and we enjoyed a chance to try putting, a bit of Foot Golf, the disco and barbecue.

Danny's 30th Birthday Party

Danny kindly invited Oxford Phab to his 30th Birthday Party at The Gladiator Club
DSC00187Phab members clubbed together to get him a voucher towards a Fitbit.
DSC00188We bought him some other goodies as well.
DSC00190Which he put with his other presents from friends and relatives.
DSC00189Phab members at the partyDSC00192There was good food, and a really good disco, which got us up on the floor (but was not good for pictures !)

Heartbeat Hike 2016 at Wicksteed Park

Heartbeat Hike is one of our main Fundraising events of the year – so please donate.
Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Arrival and Registration

A small team from Oxford Phab arrived early to set up a registration desk.
Sound systems being set up at The Rotunda
imageOxford Phab at the registration desk.
Clubs came from all over the country – many had made banners, which were later judged in a Best Banner Competition.

A selection of the banners, plus the flag of the Midlands Region.

Entertainment at the Bandstand

While clubs were arriving from far and near there was plenty to keep them entertained.

Fancy Dress competition

Official Start of Heartbeat Hike Wicksteed

As people finished they had their book stamped, were given a medal and were offered a drink of water.

Desk with medals and stamps.
Desk with medals and stamps.

No pictures of this actually happening as this was a hectic time, so this was taken after the rush had gone.

More entertainment at the Bandstand

While people ate their packed lunch there was more entertainment at the Bandstand


Phab goodies on sale

Music from Acoustic Us – a four piece Northampton band playing a variety of music.

George Martini doing a Zumba session as part of the afternoon activities – an amazing amount of energy on such a hot day.

More music with Helen and Garth

Train Ride

Some members bought discounted (with Phab membership card) wrist bands and went on the rides, but others had a more sedate train ride !

Packing up and going home

Loading the Oxford Phab Minibus
Loading the Oxford Phab Minibus

We packed up the Registration desk, and loaded the minibus, ready for the journey home.

Film Night – The Town That Sang – with Pizza

We ate pizza, and were then treated to a showing of The Town That Sang, a short musical film. Jack, who is a member of Wesley Memorial Church, wrote the music for the film – and gave us a short talk about it and answered our questions.

The film was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and some of the funders are also Phab members, who had seen it already, but were quite happy to see it again.