Inspiring Oscar

Inspiring Oscar

Talking about inspiration, eight-year-old Oscar Hughes has arranged for hundreds of children at his primary school to run a “marathon” for charity. Pupils and teachers from Dunnington Primary will run 200 metres each, to make up a total distance of 26.2 miles. The money raised will go towards a children’s cancer charity.

Oscar, who has helped organise the event, will join them – even though earlier this year he underwent a gruelling operation to remove a brain tumour He’s already a champion fundraiser and a finalist in The Press Community Pride Awards.

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Inspiring Oscar
Inspiring Oscar

Pupils at Dunnington Primary School to run a marathon in aid Candlelighters

Pupils at Dunnington Primary School to run a marathon in aid Candlelighters

HUNDREDS of pupils at a York school – including champion fundraiser Oscar Hughes – are set to take part in their own marathon to help a children’s cancer charity.

Oscar, who is recovering from an operation to remove a brain tumour earlier this year, is helping to organise Dunnington Primary School’s version of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon later this month. Every pupil in the school is aiming to run 200 metres on Monday, October 14, collectively completing a minimum of 42,165 metres – which equals the 26.2 miles of a marathon.

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Pupils at Dunnington Primary School to run a marathon in aid Candlelighters
Pupils at Dunnington Primary School to run a marathon in aid Candlelighters

Oscar Hughes is on the ball for Manchester United

Oscar Hughes is on the ball for Manchester United

OSCAR Hughes proudly walked on to the Old Trafford pitch with Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic cheered on by 75,000 fans.

The eight-year-old from Dunnington, near York, who is recovering from a brain tumour operation earlier this year, was made the mascot for United’s match against Crystal Palace last weekend. The Manchester United fan is pictured here in the centre circle with Vidic, the referee and his assistants and the Palace captain and mascot.

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Oscar Hughes is on the ball for Manchester United
Oscar Hughes is on the ball for Manchester United

Oscar Hughes, eight, who is recovering from brain tumour, will be Manchester United mascot today

Oscar Hughes, eight, who is recovering from brain tumour, will be Manchester United mascot today

MANCHESTER United fan Oscar Hughes will enjoy a massive boost in his recovery from a brain tumour today when he becomes the team’s mascot.

Oscar, eight, from Dunnington, who underwent an 11-hour operation earlier this year and is still having regular chemotherapy, will walk on to the Old Trafford pitch with the team captain before United’s match against Crystal Palace.

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Oscar Hughes, eight, who is recovering from brain tumour, will be Manchester United mascot today
Oscar Hughes, eight, who is recovering from brain tumour, will be Manchester United mascot today

Joel Malyon and Oscar Hughes nominated for Community Pride awards

Joel Malyon and Oscar Hughes nominated for Community Pride awards

TWO children who have inspired people with their positive attitudes and fortitude after undergoing major surgery have been nominated for Community Pride awards.

Oscar Hughes, eight, of Dunnington, had a brain tumour removed in an 11-hour operation earlier this year, since when he has started fundraising for the children’s cancer charity Yorkshire Candlelighters.

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Joel Malyon and Oscar Hughes nominated for Community Pride awards
Joel Malyon and Oscar Hughes nominated for Community Pride awards

Oscar Raises £2000

Oscar Hughes raises more than £2,000 for a children’s cancer charity

YORK City star Richard Cresswell and former Manchester Utd player Jonathan Greening have helped eight-year-old Oscar Hughes raise more than £2,000 for a children’s cancer charity.

York Press: Oscar releases his balloons with help from soccer stars Richard Cresswell, right, and Jonathan Greening
Oscar releases his balloons with help from soccer stars Richard Cresswell, right, and Jonathan Greening
The footballers launched more than 1,000 balloons into the air at Dunnington fair on Sunday.

The balloons were sold by Oscar to boost the Yorkshire Candlelighters as he recovers from an operation earlier this year to remove a brain tumour.

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Oscar Raises £2000
Oscar Raises £2000

Oscar Hughes in fundraising drive for Yorkshire Candlelighters

Oscar Hughes in fundraising drive for Yorkshire Candlelighters

TENNIS fan Oscar Hughes has rallied after undergoing an 11-hour operation to remove a large brain tumour.

His recovery and morale have been boosted by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former British number one Tim Henman after they sent him a signed tennis shirt.

Now Oscar, eight, of Dunnington, near York, wants to help other children with cancer by selling balloons at Dunnington Fair tomorrow afternoon to raise funds for the Yorkshire Candlelighters charity.

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York Press 20.07.13

Oscar Hughes in fundraising drive for Yorkshire Candlelighters
Oscar Hughes in fundraising drive for Yorkshire Candlelighters