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Fundraiser completes ‘Red January’ for OLLIE

Fundraiser completes ‘Red January’ for OLLIE

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Fundraiser completes ‘Red January’ for OLLIE

Fundraiser completes ‘Red January’ for OLLIE

One of our many fabulous fundraisers kick started January on a high by taking part in Red January in order to raise funds and awareness of OLLIE. The movement which aims to help people support their mental wellbeing through exercise was completed by one of our wonderful supporters, Donna Fellowes who successfully completed the challenge […]

Suicide awareness film ‘Evelyn’

Suicide awareness film ‘Evelyn’

A film made to highlight the struggles of talking about losing a loved one to suicide was shown at the Odyssey cinema on Monday 28th January. The film entitled ‘Evelyn’ is a real-life journey of a Families grief and healing which shows raw emotion and demonstrates the struggles they have faced in coming to terms […]

St Albans Polar Bear Plunge 2019

St Albans Polar Bear Plunge 2019

The fourth annual polar bear plunge took place on Tuesday 1st January 2019. A record-breaking number of participants started the new year on high whilst raising nearly £10,000 which is to be distributed between Earthworks St Albans, The Counselling Foundation as well as OLLIE and further donations being made to charities of the plungers choice. […]

St Albans Night of Music Christmas 2018

St Albans Night of Music Christmas 2018

This year we were lucky enough to have been a chosen charity for the infamous St Albans bach Choir Christmas Concert. Proceeds from the event were generously donated to OLLIE, to which we are extremely grateful for. The evening concert which took place on the 8th December was hosted in the beautiful St Albans Abbey […]

Local gallery’s suicide awareness sculpture

Local gallery’s suicide awareness sculpture

From 1st-15th December, local art gallery Nude Tin Can is showcasing the first exhibition of Louise Gendrot aka LouZyArt. LouZy’s work is described as model making infused with hidden installations. Inspired by London grit, modern society and conceptual ideas, they are a culmination of large sculptures and hidden scenes, creating a vibrant and interesting exhibition for […]

Community Business Awards 2018

Community Business Awards 2018 Award photo

On Thursday 4th October some of the best of business gathers at The Noke St Albans Mecure for the revered Community Business Awards. There were 9 award categories ranging from Best Restaurant to Green Business. OLLIE’s co-ordinator (now operations manager) Verity Bramwell was shortlisted for Young Employee 2018, an award sponsored by Oaklands College. Verity […]

OLLIE’s funding from The Postcode Community Trust

OLLIE’s funding from The Postcode Community Trust

The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. OLLIE wanted to ensure that the state secondary schools in Hemel Hempstead were able to access OLLIE’s training, so we applied to the People’s Community Trust to remove any financial barriers so that all the state secondary schools could […]