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The OSCAR Campaign (one of Wista UK’s Charity of the Year)

Next Friday, 16th September, we are hoping that we will be able to celebrate having raised £1.5m for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Can I tempt you to sponsor the Spinnaker boat in the third OSCAR Dragon Boat Race?  The money we are raising is supporting two teams who have already made significant breakthroughs in the treatment of childhood cancer and immune diseases that will save the lives of children around the world, just like brand new research saved the life of Oscar Parry, the inspiration for the OSCAR Campaign.

The shipping industry and our friends have already raised a massive amount of money that is funding these teams.   They need every penny they can get to keep on going.

I know there are lots of requests for sponsorship nowadays and many of you have already generously donated.  This one is personal and I hope you will consider supporting us if you can but please rest assured if you have already done so and cannot again, it is greatly appreciated and I hope you don’t mind receiving this email.

Our Just Giving page is at  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SpinnakerStrokes.

You can watch Oscar’s story on the X Factor TV programme from 2009 and read more about why we’re doing this at http://www.gosh.org/events-and-appeals/appeals/oscar/background-oscar-campaign.

Thank you so much and all the best,


Teresa Peacock

Wista UK Membership Secretary

Since 1974


Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. With networking, education and mentoring in focus we can enhance members’ competence and empower career success.



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