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Two hundred Old Canfordians from the years of 1950 through to 2017 gathered at The House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on Thursday 24th May, kindly hosted by Michael Tomlinson MP. It was fabulous to see so many OCs from such a varied age range coming together to catch up and reminisce. Photographs from this event can be viewed via the school media platform here OC London Drinks 2018 - Photographs
Old Canfordian Albert Thornton (C12), who has recently graduated from Exeter university, is setting off on an epic challenge on the 14th June 2018. Albert and a friend will depart from Boston MA and attempt to to cycle the width of America, spanning approximately 4,300 miles and finishing in Seattle. They are looking to complete the route in 60 days averaging roughly 70 miles each day. For the duration of the trip, they will be unsupported, navigating with maps and carrying all of their equipment on their bikes. They are raising money for ‘The Campaign Against Living Miserably’ (CALM). CALM is a mental health charity working specifically to tackle mental health concerns prevalent among men. They run a helpline operating 365 days-a-year as well as numerous events and awareness raising initiatives. www.thecalmzone.net.
Huge congratulations to OC James Hendy (SH16) who has been offered a place to read Music, with an organ scholarship at Robinson College, Cambridge for September 2018.
A six man squad set out in June 2017 to win the Cyril Gray trophy for golfers over the age of fifty - an annual event played over the beautiful but testing Worplesdon course. The OCGS team played with determination, eventually running out winners for the fourth time in the past 16 years. Amazingly, on finals day, the two man Super Seniors team - Sir Roger Palin & Roy Baylis - won their competition as well, for an OCGS double that may be a first for the overall event.
The Cyril Gray team has three veteran over 60’s players - Steve Moore, Peter Robinson & Jeff Archer, paired with three youthful golfers, still in their 50’s - Richard Black, David Restall & Ben Richards. For the final, a light lunch accompanied by the house Claret helped put us in the right frame of mind, as we drew straws for the order of play. The relaxed approach worked wonders, as Canford won the second and third games, with the first pair only being pipped at the post, on the final hole; all in all, a great week for OC golfers.
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