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On 17th April 2011 Patrick Tillard and Tom Gladdle ran the London Marathon in aid of SCCWID.

SCCWID is a charity that is very close to my heart and also Patrick‘s. Sophie went to Stowe School as did we and her brother Harry who is also a good friend of ours. Running the London Marathon gives us the opportunity to help and provide funds for more development support to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

We are aiming to raise £5,000 each!

With your contribution, no matter how small, Sophie’s memory will be kept alive by helping other young people undergoing treatment for cancer. I would be extremely grateful if you can assist us in this worthy cause. Cheques should be made payable to ‘SCCWID’ (and I have enclosed a ‘gift aid’ form below that will enable us to get a further 28p. In every £1. from the Chancellor). Alternatively, we also have a ‘Just Giving’ website which can be found at this address:



Natalie Monger ran the Virgin London Marathon 2010 for SCCWID!

Natalie has raised £2,195.00 so far!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it's the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.


25th April 2010

A note from Natalie "This year I have been lucky enough (or unfortunate enough!) to bag a place to run the London Marathon, something that I have wanted to do for years and years! Not only will I be undertaking a life long ambition but I will be doing it for a very very very worthy cause! I am going to be running in aid of SCCWID, Sophie's Campaign For The Children's Ward For Interesting Things To Do.

I am a Senior Staff Nurse on Melanie's Ward at the Children's Hospital in Oxford. Here we look after children with a variety of conditions and injuries with the one common theme being that everyone cared for here is an adolescent (12-16 years old). As you can imagine, being in hospital at any age is quite a daunting prospect, but during the time of adolescense, a time renowned for being one of change, experimentation and transition, being in hospital at this age can be all the more challenging and difficult to comprehend. This is why SCCWID is such an important charity to Melanie's Ward. They raise money to buy "fun" things for the ward, like laptops, computers, tv's, wireless internet, magazine subscriptions, art and craft materials, things to make being in hosiptal slightly more bearable and most importantly giving the adolescents the ability to stay in touch with their friends. I cannot begin to describe how much these facilities make a difference to the adolescents we care for. It's amazing how much a recovery can be sped up with the thought of a Playstation or laptop to play on! It also gives an opportunity for adolescents to bond, break the ice and get to know each other, providing much needed peer support for one another; a great many friendships have been formed over a game of Wii bowling thanks to SCCWID!

So why support me and my chosen charity? Adolescents are a huge part of our society and unfortunately are not always represented in the best light by the media. However from my experience working on this ward, this representation is of the minority within this group. The majority of adolescents are war,m kind, considerate, brave kids. A lot of them are going through things they shouldn't have to experience at such an age, and they cope with it with a strong and supportive manner and are a credit to their peers. This is why I believe they should benefit from the facilities that SCCWID provide when in hospital, to make that daunting stay a little more bearable. So have a heart, dig deep and help make an adolescent's stay in hospital a little bit brighter!


Tamarisk Morris ran the London Marathon 2009 for SCCWID !

A word from Tamarisk ...


WOWOWO the most incredible experience I will never ever forget!

Completed in 5.17, rather a lot longer than I hoped but never the less I completed it! My hips were the real hold back and the pain was pretty bad.

Going over Tower Bridge was AMAZING, the crowds! Infact the crowds throughout the course were amazing. Shouting your name out all along thr route!

And the final 385 yards, what a last part to run, suddenly you get this overwhelming urge and I was overwhelmed with emotion. Going through.. I really can't put it into words.. magical and something I really will not forget! Tears of joy/ exhaustion/pain and many other things.

Featured in The Oxford Mail on Monday 27th April 2009

Radio interview for update and to raise the SCCWID profile on BBC Oxford at 9:46am.

26th April Interview on Heart FM in the morning to raise the SCCWID profile.



WOW What a morning, I had the most amazing interview on BBC Oxford - thank you to them for allowing me to talk about SCCWID and really get the word out for this Oxford based charity.


Please see her JUST GIVING page

Christian Hudson Evans completed the London Marathon on behalf of SCCWID in under five hours.

Thank you to Christian and all who supported him in fundraising, training and support!

The Pre-Tour de France Bicycle Ride

Simon Davies, features editor of the Evening Standard, took part in a bicycle ride around the course of the UK element of the Tour de France and, in doing so, raised money for SCCWID.

Raised £2500 for SCCWID


Raised £2500 for SCCWID


Raised £2810 for SCCWID!


March 2007


February 2007


October 2006

Fred Keeling training for Amazonion MarathonFred Keeling, a Lt in the Royal Artillery, trekked through the Amazonian Jungle for 6 days, covering over 200 kilometres, during October 2006. One of the toughest marathons in the world.


Fred has raised £30,000.
H alf went to SCCWID and the other half to The Army Benevolent Fund.


December 2006

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Raised funds for SCCWID. This was the third year that Stowe has supported SCCWID. Sophie went to Stowe School, and we are very grateful for their support. A particualr thank you to The Director of Music, Dr Green, who leaves Stowe at the end of this academic year, in July 2007.

Pinewood School Christmas Fayre

December 2006 and December 2007

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SCCWID has taken part in the Fair for four years running

Bandoblast Bazaar

December 2006: in Edinburgh

Organised by Alice Watson

Raised funds for SCCWID

Dean Close School Christmas Fayre

November 2006

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SCCWID at the Fair

Camphill Christmas Fayre

November 2006

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SCCWID at the Fair

Indian Summer - September 2006

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Cornbury Festival - July 2006

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ShinDig - April 2006

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For One Night Only - Jazz Evening at Durham University - February 2006

Welcome to For One Night Only ...

We are delighted that For One Night Only is kindly supporting SCCWID. We know that the committee have put a lot of effort into making tonight really special and we would like to thank them all for it. We want you to enjoy the evening and we would like to thank you for your generosity. Every little penny counts towards our pledged project.

We are currently raising funds for The New Children's Hospital at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, which opens in January 2007. This hospital will be a state of the art children's hospital, which will support a huge catchment area and be a centre of excellence. We have pledged to raise £250,000 by the end of this year. We have so fair faised £150,000 for this project so have the challend of raising £100,000 in the next 12 months. Your support tonight will be such a help towards achieving the goal.

Thank you for all your efforts in raising money and have a fantastic evening.

With best wishes

Selina Watson, SCCWID

Punk Rock Party, Stowe School 2003

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Giants of Jazz Perform at Stowe - 2002

Lady Tanya Rotherwick in SCCWID Mexican Panel Skirt The And all that Jazz charity event, organised at Stowe by fifteen Sixth Form students 'went perfectly' according to the two chairmen, Alex Perry and Christian Roe. The enterprise began last February, and gradually increased in size and endeavour until the 21st September, when over 200 guests came to the State Rooms of the school to experience the results of the huge amount of effort and time that had been put in. The Marble Hall and two side rooms had been transformed into 1940's Jazz Clubs, with effective lighting, drapes and decorations, where George Melly (Cobham 44) and Humphrey Lyttelton played with their bands to a welcoming audience.


The evening ran superbly, evident by the quality of the catering, the entertainment and the overall response, all of this being quietly overseen by John Moule, Housemaster of Walpole.


With a charity auction and raffle, an astounding sum was raised, in excess of £20,000. The sum will be divided between two charities cloesly identified with the School; SCCWID, a fund raiser founded by Sophie Watson, an Old Stoic who died of cancer in 2000, devoted to raising money for children's wards, and the Stowe School Foundation. With two such causes, the Stowe Jazz Committee felt that all the effort had been more than worthwhile. The guests thought the same.

Marlborough Downs Sponsored Walk 2000

Indian Summer Party
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