This season we have decided to support two very different charity over the year. Watch out for fundraising socials.
are proud to support the
Steve Bernard Foundation
for the 2017/18 season.
The foundation was set up in memory of the affectionately named Stevie B following his tragic passing in a car accident in November 2005. Following his death, his family and friends were inundated with support and donations. It seemed right, even in the earliest stages that these funds should go to that which Steve loved best, Sport.
Since the foundation was formed in February 2006, it has gone on to raise more than £300,000 for sporting projects based across Bournemouth, Dorset and the South Coast. To date, the foundation has supported more than 200 projects covering more than 30 sports and 4 continents.
The foundation, run entirely by volunteers, has offered guidance, financial support and predominantly equipment to a range of good causes ranging from supporting the AFC Bournemouth Ability Counts Team to potential Olympic athletes of the future; from providing new kit to local boxing clubs to funding outreach projects in Thailand, Uganda and Kenya.
Everything which has been achieved has been guided by Steve's memory and an incredible passion for sport. We love what we do and we would love for you to join us on our journey.
Tony Bernard, Steve Bernard's father, visited Oakmeadians this week to receive a cheque for the funds raised by our members.
We managed to raise £400.00 from members donations and fund raising over the last season and we would like to thank everyone who helped.
We look forward to working with them again next season.
Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth set up and run entirely by Volunteers. The organisation was founded by Claire Matthews in 2012 with the aim of providing life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate. Originally we operated the soup kitchen from the Winter Garden’s car park in Bournemouth town but in 2014 after a the death of 42-year-old man in the doorway of Richmond Hill St Andrew’s the church offered to assist. We also run from St Alban’s Church Hall once at the weekend.