I'm an Old Ed, class of 2011, member of Cary Gilson, on the receiving end of one of Mr Owen's many detentions, part of a long line of parade ground football crew.
I have something that I would like to reach as many as possible.
I’m going to shave my hair bold! And I am raising donations for Worldwide Cancer Research.
I have very, very long hair right now (for a guy).
And my Mum had breast cancer when I was 19, during my gap year.
Clearly, the only logical thing to do is shave off my hair on the 7th year anniversary of the first time my mum had chemotherapy treatment, 11th of May 2019.
If you've got a few minutes, I'd appreciate if you'd have a read of the why on my justgiving.com page.
A short summary is that it's mostly as a tribute to how amazing my mum was during her treatment of breast cancer, but also about the hardships that affect so many people, as patients, and as people who are close to them, family, friends.
I'd like to make a contribution to this in some way so I am raising donations for Worldwide Cancer Research.
If you could share this with others too, maybe people you know who've gone through these experiences, If you feel that this is a cause worth spreading, it'd be amazing to get it to all corners of the world! I'm sure you know a lot of varied, diverse people close by, or all over the world, who may find this worthy, or relatable.
You don't have to donate, only if you feel it is something you really believe it. But if you can at least pass it onto people you know so that it can reach as many people as possible, I would really appreciate that.
There's a better outline of why on my justgiving.com page:
Thanks for the copy of the OE Gazette.
On Sunday 1st October at 10:30am, there will be a morning of Fives taking place on the KES courts. There will be a match between the Old Edwardians Eton Fives club and North Oxford Fives club, which will feature some of the top players in the country, and there will also be the opportunity for KES boys, parents, families and friends to get on court and have a go themselves, with some expert tuition on hand. It's free, all are welcome - whether you've played before or not - and it's suitable for men and women, boys and girls from 8-80. The courts are next to the Parade Ground. If you would like to come along or would like to find out more, feel free to drop me a line at [email protected]
. Gareth Hoskins (KES parent and Secretary of the Eton Fives Association)
As you may well know, KES has 6 Eton Fives courts and a long and distinguished tradition in the sport. In the last couple of years, however, the sport has rather slipped off the radar and the courts are not used very much at the moment.