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London Dinner

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: jemblok@cavanagh.co.uk

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 here:

DGE Hall, Empire, the Evangelists, and History


The Old Caterhamians’ Association Group is now live on  Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Access 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 Alina.


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

If you would be interested in taking part in one of our exhibitions please do get in contact with the administrator:

The Gallery
Caterham School
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.

Please 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 matthew.godfrey@caterhamschool.co.uk

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 break!!

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 site. http://www.caterhamschool.co.uk/links/

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 hill.

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.


Maintaining Contact

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 details.

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Caterham School, Harestone Valley , Caterham, Surrey CR3 6YA
Telephone: 01883 335091 (Direct Dial) or 01883 343028 Ext 291
E-Mail: alina.rennie@caterhamschool.co.uk for general enquires: oldcats@caterhamschool.co.uk
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