About Thinking of Oscar

Thinking of Oscar was set up in memory of Oscar Cole, who died suddenly in June 2014 aged just 16 months. Thinking of Oscar supports children and their families whilst in hospital care by funding projects and innovation over and above that supplied by the NHS. To date Thinking of Oscar has raised circa £200,000 and has funded innovative vein finding devices into the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London. We spent 2017 working with our advisors and trustees to identify a range of other exciting projects. You can read about the details of these within this website.

Our primary source of fundraising continues to be the annual Blenheim Palace Triathlon. In 2017 we welcomed relay teams for the first time, which was a great success and we have secured team spots as well as full places for 2018 as well. Please contact charity@thinkingofoscar.com if you would like to join us. We were also very grateful to be chosen by Abingdon Boys Prep School to be their Charity of the Year 2016/17 and this year (2017/18) Rye St Anthony’s school, Oxford, will be supporting us in a similar capacity. Thanks to the Abingdon boys efforts we have just purchased an interactive floor projector to put into Oxford’s John Radcliffe Children’s hospital which helps to distract children ahead of procedures. It’s understood that when distracted a child’s perception of pain is reduced.

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"If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…
I’ll always be with you."

A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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