A Carol Service for a Good Cause
In March this year, a near tragic accident occurred when a telegraph pole landed on the head of OC Nick Fletcher, causing massive damage to his skull and severe trauma to his brain. Nick is now back at work and continues to make the most extraordinary recovery and subsequently his family and friends want to raise money towards a research fellowship at the Atkinson Morley Neurosurgical Unit at St George's Hospital where he was treated.
Please, come and join us at the Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common on 19 December at 7.30pm for a Christmas Carol Service to raise money for the Atkinson Morley Neurosurgical Unit at St George's Hospital, Tooting.
There will be Christmas carols with a full choir as well as mince pies and mulled wine.
Tickets are available at £20 each and please feel free to send this on to family and friends. In order to buy please visit our virginmoneygiving site: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mds2014
Please ensure that you leave your email and postal address in the 'comment' column in order to receive your ticket(s) at a later date. If you do not wish to publicise your details please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (If you do donate, but fail to leave any details, this may mean that you do not get your tickets.)
Please also see below for more details of this amazing fundraising adventure!
Click here for an application form
Please Support 'Team Nick' - Marathon des Sables 2014
A team of OCAs from 2001 and 2003 - Ben Prior, Elliott Grant, Andy Prickett and Kieren Unwin - are running the Marathon des Sables to raise vital funds for the Atkinson Morley Neurology Wing of St George's Hospital in South London.
The Marathon des Sables (http://www.marathondessables.co.uk/site/ ) is a grueling 6 day, 251km (156 miles) ultra-marathon through the Sahara Desert. The oppressive landscape, temperatures that reach 50 degrees coupled with runners needing to be self-sufficient, carrying all food and equipment for the entire race are just a few reasons why the Marathon des Sables is considered to be the toughest foot race on earth.
In March 2013, our friend and fellow OC, Nick Fletcher was moving into his new flat in Wandsworth when he was struck by a falling telegraph pole. He was rushed to hospital, and was eventually admitted to the Atkinson Morley Neurology Wing of St George's Hospital in Tooting.
Due to the vast weight of the large wooden pole that had fallen on him, he sustained a number of skull fractures and a traumatic brain injury, which left him in a coma for over three weeks. However thanks to the superb care he received, Nick was finally brought out of his coma and started on the slow road to recovery.
Before long however, he was on his feet, walking the ward and terrorizing the nurses and soon became known as the "Miracle Man". Whilst Nick was an incredibly fit and active young man, it is without a doubt that a large part of his success in recovery is due to the excellence of the care he received on the Atkinson Morley wing. Together with Nick's family, who are organizing various events to raise support and awareness, the lads are aiming to raise £200,000 for The Fletcher Fellowship which will be managed by the Atkinson Morley Neurosciences Research Foundation and will fund invaluable research into the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions and continue to provide the amazing care that helped with Nick's miraculous recovery.
If you want to follow the highs and lows of our training, please feel free to drop by our website: http://joggingforgeorges.weebly.com/
And of course, please donate generously at www.virginmoneygiving.com/mds2014
Old Cats Visiting the School
The doors to Caterham School are always open wide to Old Cats and we will welcome you back when you return.
We would kindly ask that you make an appointment before you visit so that the Secretary can accompany you round the campus.
Where Are They Now?
Sadly, we have lost contact with may OCs over the years and would very much like to find them again and welcome them back into the OCA community.
If you know where they are or know how we can contact them, please let us know!
Please click here for the list:
Old Caterhamians' Scratch Golf Team
Calling all golfers - a message from Jem Blok.
The OCA continues to enter a scratch golf team into the Grafton Morrish Golf Competition on a yearly basis and the good news is that the Association has agreed to cover the registration, entry and green fees, leaving team players only with sundry expenses to meet themselves. We need to find six former pupils who would be competitive - in reality that means handicaps of 5 or below, but we'd still be pleased to hear from anyone in single figures to make sure we can at least take part! I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. Please do all to pass this request on to any other Old Cats that may fit the bill!
For more information please contact Jem Blok at: email@example.com
A TRIBUTE TO D.G.E.HALL' by Tze Shiung 1987 - 1992
As promised in the latest Newsletter, please
download a fascinating history and tribute to one of our old masters
Hall, Empire, the Evangelists, and History
The Old Caterhamians’ Association
Group is now live on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
can be made through this website.
The Wilberforce Hall
The Wilberforce Hall is now available
to hire for private parties. For more information please contact
JOIN UP! JOIN UP!
We are always hoping to expand our database and attract new members.
Membership costs £12 per annum or £180 for life membership.
If you would like to join up or if you know someone who would, please contact Alina and she will send you an application form and joiners pack.
Please click on the icons below for a joiners leaflet and an application form :
The Christine Walker Gallery
- Are you an Artist or Designer?
- Did you leave Caterham or Eothen and
go on to study Art or Design at College?
- Do you have work you would
like to exhibit in the Gallery?
If you would be interested in taking
part in one of our exhibitions please do get in contact with the
Harestone Valley Road
Get fit at the Stephen Smith Sports Centre
Old Caterhamians' are entitled to use the excellent
facilities at the Sports Centre at a reduced cost.
download a brochure here
Calling all Teachers and Gap Graduates
Are you interested in contributing to some of the many activities taking
place at Caterham School?
We would love to hear from OCs who are able to help with the CCF and the
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or with any aspect of sports coaching.
Contact Mr. Matthew Godfrey at the school on 01883
343028 OR on firstname.lastname@example.org
Also – if you are considering a career in teaching… then
please get in touch. We always need ‘gap graduates’ to assist
with sports coaching, drama, art and music – highly competitive salaries
available with great perks!! This applies as much to recent university
leavers as to more ‘mature’ OCs who may feel like a career
Please do let us know if you are interested in any of the above.
We are always looking for news and more importantly, photographs of old
boys and girls to include in our Newsletters. Please send us details of
your news, stories and achievements! Include a photograph if at all possible.
Amazon Shopping to benefit Caterham School
If you wish to buy something from Amazon, please use the link on the School web
The school will receive 5% commission for each purchase you make. This
income will be directed to school projects and/or trips. As there is no
cost to you, it is a very easy way of raising funds for the school.
Caterham Cricket Club
Caterham Cricket Club has now officially moved to Old Cats RFC, on the
If you have a keen interest in local community sport please pass the word
around! Gentlemen AND Lady cricketers are more than welcome to join!
Please see the Old Cats RFC website via the link on this site.
Please continue to send us details of your new addresses, email
addresses and contact information. We are constantly updating our
members database and it is vital that we have up to date contact