Tuesday, May 23, 2006


The Sunday saw many of the members of ABOLICAO OXFORD CAPOEIRA running in the Oxford Town and Gown race 10k race. We are enormously grateful for their participation and commitment to raising money for the ABOLICAO TRUST. We calculate that approximately £800 has been raised. Thank you all so much for your effort and dedication and a special extra thanks to Tuberao for his help in motivating the runners who took part.

Summertown Festival 2006

Last weekend Abolicao Oxford Capoeira were busy fundraising at the Summertown Festival. This event is always so enjoyable as we are always looked after by Kate (Tia ) and Nick (Mosqueteiro's parents).
Thankfully the rain held off to enable us to fundraise (£40) whilst some members of Abolicao Oxford, led by Dourado, played Capoeira to the delight of the spectators. The event organiser has also donated £100 to the Trust, which is much appreciated.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Baila's return to South Africa

Abolicao Oxford Capoeira were happy to see Baila on a short visit to Oxford this Easter break. She has however returned to Hamburg and will continue to work with Abolicao Hamburg Capoeira. A big thank you to ABAETE for his generous donation of a gameboy which the kids out there will love and to FURACAO (Contra Mestre Negao's son) for the toys he recycled, which included action men and many other games he used to play with. As Baila and Negao remind us the kids out there have nothing at all so any donations are really appreciated.
Take care Baila. Axe!