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Oktoberfest is coming to Uppingham

15th August 2018

Bavarian-style charity fundraiser in Uppingham on Friday 26 October 2018

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Oktoberfest in Uppingham

Karl’s Bavarian Brass Oompah Band

Bavarian-style October Fundraiser is the next event in Smithers Purslow’s ‘£40K for Charity’ challenge

Smithers Purslow’s ‘£40K for Charity’ challenge is going brilliantly with just under half the fundraising target reached and 2 events already completed: the 3 Peaks Yacht Race Challenge the Charity Golf Day (in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation)

Smithers Purslow has set itself the challenge of raising over £40,000 for charity in its 40th year in business, which runs from May 2018 to May 2019.
Smithers Purslow has chosen to support 2 national children’s charities and local charities  The national children’s charities are: Rainbow Trust and Make a Wish 

Rainbow Trust – in a nutshell

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support they offer.

Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require palliative care (University of Leeds, 2011). Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a ‘crisis situation’. However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.

Who they support

Rainbow Trust support these families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Their Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children. They support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.

Make a Wish UK – our story

Our story started in 1986. Inspired by the story of Chris Greicius, a young boy fighting leukaemia in the US, Make-A-Wish UK was formed to grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses in the UK. We worked from offices above a shop in the town of Camberley, Surrey, and relied on the generous support of local volunteers to help us grant wishes. We granted four wishes in our first year. The very first wish was granted to Anthony from Liverpool, who went on a magical trip with his family to meet the Disney characters in Disney World Florida.

As word spread about our work, more and more people began coming forward to volunteer their time. In our second year, we granted 13 wishes. We took on our first full-time member of staff in 1989. And by the end of our fourth year, with the support of a growing team of passionate volunteers, we’d granted 100 magical wishes.

Our volunteers would spend nearly every weekend out and about across the country – giving presentations, accepting cheques, and spreading the word about Make-A-Wish. And as more families turned to us, we began setting up regional offices and taking on even more volunteers so we could keep granting wishes. There was never a dull moment.

Volunteers are still at the heart of our organisation – their kind support has helped us grant more than 12,000 life-changing wishes to date.

Bavarian-style October Fundraiser – Friday 26 October 2018

No better way to raise much needed funds for these amazing children’s charities than to host a massive BEERFEST!

Tickets will go on sale shortly and, as well as the charities the money from ticket sales will support, your ticket will include: unlimited beer, wine & authentic German food, automatic entry into an exclusive prize draw, superb venue and entertainment from a professional and authentic Oompah Band!

Uppingham School Memorial Hall

Bavarian Oktoberfest

The plan is to totally transform the Uppingham School Memorial Hall into an authentic Bavarian-style beer hall (Bier Keller) for the evening, with long wooden trestle tables, free-flowing beer, wine & delicious German food, not forgetting the obligatory fancy dress/authentic Bavarian costume and of course professional entertainment from Karls amazing Oompah Band, making this an event NOT TO BE MISSED!

To register your interest for this amazing event please email: