Memories of Vikki OrviceA star-studded gathering of the good and the great from sport and the media gathered at Lord's on November 13 to honour the legacy of Vikki Orvice and raise a six figure sum for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Over £103,000 was raised among an audience of 400 people who turned up to pay tribute to Vikki, who passed away last February. It was an emotional and moving evening, with tears and laughter in equal measure, superbly hosted by Jacqui Oatley, Vikki's friend and FWA committee member.
Vikki Orvice fundraising dinner
A gift to you from our birthday girl.
The FWA’s first female vice-chair, Vikki Orvice, should have celebrated her 57th birthday on Friday.
Sadly we can’t mark the occasion with Vikki this year as she passed away in February. Instead we will celebrate her life with a fundraising dinner on Wednesday (13th) for the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Vikki Orvice – a Celebration of her Life.
“If anyone comes to my funeral...”
She need not have worried. Vikki Orvice had written those words in the eulogy she had composed for herself, and was read out by her husband Ian Ridley at St Leonard's Church Flamstead, on a beautiful, unseasonally sunny day in February.
Tributes flow for Vikki OrviceTributes have been flooding social media after Vikki Orvice, FWA vice-chair and The Sun sportswriter, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56.
Her husband Ian Ridley, one of our most esteemed members and a fine sportswriter in his own right, announced on the morning of February 6th that Vikki had finally succumbed after a long battle with cancer.
Vikki Orvice – a tribute by Jacqui OatleyJacqui Oatley, the broadcaster, was brought on to the FWA's National Committee by Vikki Orvice, who passed away today at the age of 56. Here is Jacqui's tribute to her friend and our dear colleague.
BRAVE. FEARLESS. TRAILBLAZER. PIONEER.
There was only one Vikki Orvice. That’s clear from the many tributes which have poured in from journalists and senior sporting figures alike following the desperately sad news of our beloved colleague’s passing. Taken from us by cancer at the age of 56, but not before she’d squeezed every drop out of life and found humour ...
The FWA Interview: Ian RidleyYOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR NERVE WHEN FANS TELL YOU TO SACK THE MANAGER says Ian Ridley
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IT IS tempting to say that the chairman stormed in the newspaper office, sought out the person responsible for the outrage against his club and gave the poor hack the hairdryer treatment, albeit the non-league variety.