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Posts by The OLLIE Foundation

Thompson and Platinum Point’s Fine Dining for OLLIE

October 24th saw the much-awaited fine dining fundraiser for OLLIE. Local photographer Jeremy Banks teamed up with Phil Thompson from Thompson St Albans to put on a fine food experience that raised money for OLLIE. On the menu were mouth-watering scallops with pork croquettes, melt in the mouth slow roasted beef and creamy vanilla panna…

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The Dolmen comes to town

Saturday 13th October Celtic Folk Rock masters The Dolmen returned to St Albans for their second gig in aid of OLLIE arranged by Steve Bedford. OLLIE volunteers Kate James and Marion Adams and Actar Dinata helped the night get off to a great start whilst enjoying The Dolmen’s tribal rhythms and spiritual renditions. The gig…

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WSPD Community Meeting

On World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 the theme was working together, so OLLIE through a community meeting to talk about how anyone can get involved with suicide prevention. We had a brilliant turn out, three different speakers and everyone signed their interest up for training. Verity Bramwell, our operations manager, talked about her personal experiences…

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[email protected] is a slam dunk

Saturday 8th September saw young and old alike gather to take part or spectate in a much-awaited basketball tournament. The tournament was raising awareness and funds for OLLIE and CLIC Sargent. The day had such a buzz to it and a festival atmosphere with the help of DJ Rocaball mixing tracks. The games were opened…

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

As we begin to approach September its important to remember that on the 10th the world will be uniting to recognise and commit to working towards suicide prevention. The theme for 2018 is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. It seems fitting therefore that OLLIE will be spending the 10th in The Luton Mall. The day…

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A Fine Dining Experience to Raise Money For OLLIE

Platinum Point (PP), an award-winning business networking group kindly chose OLLIE as their charity of the year back in April 2018. The benefits of this are too many to count individually but there are two important ones we need to mention. Firstly, OLLIE will have access to the expertise of all of PP’s members free…

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St Saviours Beer & Fizz Festival

Over the weekend of the 20th July St Saviours hosted their first Beer and Fizz Festival. Local residents could enjoy three days of beer, cider and fizz expertly curated by the team from Ye Olde FightingCocks. The Friday evening was opened by Counsellor and Portfolio Holder for Sport, Leisure and Heritage Annie Brewster. Annie seemed the perfect candidate for opening the…

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OLLIE’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Back in March 2018 OLLIE was fortunate enough to come to the attention of Donate Today who featured OLLIE in an article all about charity. Roll forwards to June and Donate Today has had a brand new make-over. Enter Donr! Donr are connecting social enterprises with communities to inspire change. They want small to medium charities…

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24h football heroes

A group of extraordinary people came together to help increase awareness and raise funds for OLLIE. They invited anyone to join them for a game of football… but for it was no ordinary game! The ‘Shaktar’ football team played for a whole 24 HOURS!! Nationwide were generous enough to support the day by sponsoring the…

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