Hal Cazalet is an accomplished Opera Singer and Composer, known for his mesmerising performances in renowned opera houses around the world. With a deep passion for promoting new works, Hal has embarked on tours across the United States and Europe alongside the esteemed American composer Philip Glass. He has also taken centre stage in leading roles at prestigious venues such as Weill Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as Wigmore Hall and the Royal Opera House in London.
Hal also participated in the 2016 London concert, “From Baroque to Bollywood,” organised by Alice Lewthwaite to support the OSCAR Foundation.
Hal’s future aspirations include bringing his new musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” to the prestigious Royal Opera House in Mumbai. He also eagerly anticipates leading musical workshops for the OSCAR Foundation in collaboration with the OSCAR boys and girls, with the hope of one day performing a duet alongside Ashok.
With over three decades of experience as a graphic designer and art director, Sarah Ritchie brings a wealth of expertise to her role. After completing her studies at Central St Martins in London, Sarah embarked on a remarkable journey, traversing the globe for two years, including a meaningful period in India. Upon her return, she established her own design company and collaborated with numerous high-profile brands, eventually assuming the position of creative director at Micro Scooters for over a decade.
Currently residing in West Sussex with her family and two exuberant dogs, Sarah has dedicated the past two years of her career to working closely with the OSCAR Foundation, crafting impactful campaigns. Her invaluable contributions led to her being approached to serve as a Charity Ambassador, a role she wholeheartedly embraces. Sarah is excited about the opportunity to support OSCAR and looks forward to making a significant difference in the organisation’s endeavours in the years to come. She firmly believes in OSCAR’s transformative impact on the lives of children and youth, emphasising the symbiotic relationship between education and sports that the Foundation advocates.
Formerly a city lawyer, Monica Dabasia now plays a vital role in managing her family’s London-based property business.
Motivated by a desire to contribute to OSCAR’s mission, Monica, along with her husband Hitesh and their children Vilas and Tamira, initiated numerous fundraising appeals. These included Hitesh’s participation in the Mumbai Half Marathon and Vilas and Tamira organising gatherings with friends for fundraising walks and runs. Supported by the family business’s generosity, the first “OSCAR Medical Centre” was established in May 2021 within the Ambedkar Nagar community. The centre played a crucial role in OSCAR’s emergency response to the pandemic, providing medical support and vaccine education to those in need.
Her dedication and contributions have been instrumental in furthering the Foundation’s mission, and her continued involvement is greatly valued.