31 July 2016 – Dominic Edwards cycles 100 miles
UCS JB Deputy Head Dominic Edwards cycled 100 miles from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, out through Surrey, and finished by cycling down The Mall. Mr Edwards was Medi’s Year 5 Form Teacher and has raised an incredible £1395 towards our pipeline so far!
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July 2016 – Shoes and footballs arrive in refugee camps
14 May 2016 – Help make history, Save your shoes
Led by Luca Joseph we’re hoping to smash the Guiness world record for the largest shoe mosaic
6 May 2016 – The MediOliver Concert
Celebrating some of our friend Medi’s favourite song and raising money for his dedicated charity
23 April 2016 – Walk for Water on Hampstead Heath
17 March 2016 – Medi Mehra Football Tournament
Hosted by UCS for Year 4 boys
8 February 2016 – British Property Federation Annual Dinner
Mum Mary-Anne Bowring was invited to speak at the British Property Federation’s Annual Dinner in the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone. Joining Mary-Anne were 17 of Medi’s friends who joined Mary-Anne on stage to hear her sharing about the challenge of life after death and her promise to Medi. The promise being that she would take Medi to ‘rock up and meet his pen-pals and see how they could help’, it is this promise that we are fulfilling and the 1st project is to get water to 18,000 people in Gey, Ethiopia. Medi’s friends had fun gong table to table to collect the envelopes and more fun counting the money afterwards, in all £16,690 was raised.
COMING UP [Date TBC] – Ollie and his band “Magnify” will play the UCS arena
September 2015 – Fundraising sale
UCS boys; Noam, Monty, Misha, and Jaydon raised £250 in a charity sale selling toys, clothes, drinks, and snacks.
11 October 2015 – Mass keep fit event at UCS playing fields
Ranulf Road, NW2 2BH
11 October 2015 – 12 kilometer walk for water around Hampstead Heath
24 July 2015 – NOTB Championship, Lucozade Powerleague Wembley
Arrival time: 1.30pm
Kick Off: 2.30pm
Drinks & Prize giving: 7pm
|Winner:||Trophy, case of beer, £500 to the MediOliver Foundation|
|2nd Place:||£300 to the MediOliver Foundation|
|3rd Place:||£150 to the MediOliver Foundation|
Saturday 20th June – Medi Football Marathon
Over 260 players took part and kept the ball in play form 8am to 8pm raising £24,885 towards the water pipeline for Gey in Ethiopia.
Lucas Block and Arman Minian won the signed Tottenham shirts!
June 2015 – Lower School Assembly
Mary-Anne took Luca, Nicky and Joe to the Senior School to show their “party all night for wateraid” video to years 7 and 8. They got a standing ovation and this idea has raised thousands.
June 2015 – Junior Branch Assembly
Mary-Anne visited the boys at the Junior Branch to update them on the pipeline project. Max and Adonis won the flip-flops design competition.
April 2015 – Flip-flop design competition
Junior school boys were busy designing flip-flops for the competition along the theme of “advice from kids”. The two winners of the competition will get their design created and we will fit the comments from all the other boys onto a range for Summer 2015.
Thursday 9th March 2015 – Year 4 Football Tournament
UCS hosted a Year 4 football tournament.
Medi joined in Year 4 and secured a place in the A team as a defender.
5pm, Tuesday 9th December 2014 – Memorial Service
At the request of Year 7, UCS Junior Branch is hosting a memorial service on the 9th December 2014, as so many boys were away back in July. Medi said that he was proud to be a pupil at UCS, and was a role model to the younger boys, who aimed walk in his footsteps – a plaque in Medi’s honour has been planned, so pupils will be able to continue to honour his memory by keeping his name and achievements alive within the school community.
Friday 28th November 2014 – Assembly UCS Junior Branch
Met the year 3-6 boys at JB to share our trip to Ethiopia and how they can help. Also met Joe and Nicky, the year 6 boys who came up with the idea of Amazon style birthday e-gift vouchers. Did some research, found out they were Man U and Spurs fans, so we took them their team footballs and got all the Arsenal fans present to give them a big boooo and chant Arsenal before we gave them a well deserved round of applause.
Thursday 27th November 2014 – Assembly at UCS Senior School
Spoke to the whole upper school, managed to pull it off, so nice to see so many of Medi’s friends.
Tuesday 25th November 2014 – UCS Junior School Concert
The Year 7 choir made a guest appearance at the UCS JB Concert to sing a song for Medi, and raised over £1,000.
Saturday 23rd November 2014 – UCS Year 7 Football Tournament
Medi’s friends staged a football tournament in his name, raised some money and had some fun. Sadly they were missing a goal scoring defender.
Saturday, 8th November 2014 – Joe & Nicky’s 11th Birthday party
Joe & Nicky from UCS told their friends they didnt want presents and suggested they give others a fair start in life. They raised £620 and gave us the concept of ‘MediOliver e-gift vouchers’ so watch these trend setters!
7pm, Thursday 6th November 2014 – Gig in Moorgate
UCS Dad – Eden Riche – and his band the ‘Bank of Blues’ played a Gig at the Tokenhouse (4 Moorgate EC2R 6DA), and raised £1,210.89.
23rd October 2014 – Visit to Destaw in Bira Abo Kebele
They then met Destaw and his family in Bira Abo Kebele, Ethiopia after several hours of off road driving. This was Medi’s other international ‘brother’ whom we had promised that Medi would be able to visit when he was 13, so it seemed only right we should do this now in his memory, while assuring their health and educational access.
22nd OCtober 2014 – Disabled Tailors Project & Orphans & Vunerable Children
We met people with limb defects who had been trained to be tailors, and need another sewing machine to expand. We also met the Community Elders (who had guns) and showed us around their work with orphans and vunerable children.
21st October 2014 – Visit to meet Bekalu in Ethiopia
Maryanne, Mehdi and cousin Emad visited Menz Gera Midir in Ethiopia, where they met Medi’s international brother Bekalu, and his family. They did this so to ensure his access to education, school facilities, books and clean water. While there, they distributed football shirts kindly donated by Medi’s friends to Bekalu and all of his class mates.
10th October 2014 – Max, Soli & Georgiou’s Football Shirt Sale
Well done to Max, Soli and Georgiou – 3 very enterprising young men who raised £765 by hosting a football shirt sale at the Junior Branch. It seems only right that we match their enthusiasm and the £765 they raised. Max can also spread the word that we’ll match any other event that can beat this!
What a great winning idea, collect outgrown shirts from the bigger boys and sell them to the younger boys. Genius! Apparently despite the modest £5 and £10 price tag prices of up to £45 were achieved, and all sold out in minutes.
28th September 2014 – 10K run
Leah Hurst participated in a 10k run to raise funds for the MediOliver Foundation on 28th September 2014. She completed the race in 1 hour 9 minutes and 57 seconds. Thank you to everyone who has pledged money!
All of us knew Medi and I know the boys are really missing him as they start at the Senior School. It would be really great if we could raise enough money to fund one of the specific projects envisaged by Mehdi and MaryAnne as a memorial to him from all of us.
23rd September 2014 – Poppies at the Tower
Mary-anne planted poppies at the Tower of London to honour the many mums with lost boys.
1st August 2014 – Harrison’s Book Sale
Harrison and friends raised money by selling their books in Primrose Hill park.