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Bushey Academy Fundraising Week

The Bushey Academy

In March, our Operations Manager Verity was at The Bushey Academy delivering assemblies to each year group. Following the school choosing OLLIE as the charity, they wanted to fundraise for. Verity talked to them about the different trainings OLLIE delivers and touched on emotional wellbeing. Since then, the pupils have been busy helping raise funds…

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London Marathon 2019

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on Sunday 28th April. The popular annual event sees on average, 40,000 people run the 26.2 mile iconic route. Many choose to use the challenge as a chance to fundraise for a charity of their choice. With thousands of worthwhile charities to choose from, it is always…

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OLLIE spreads its wings to Kent

As some of you may be aware, OLLIE will soon be expanding to Kent. This venture will be overseen by OLLIE’s CEO, Debi Roberts, and Operations Manager, Verity Bramwell, but spearheaded by amazing volunteer and community champion Jenny Woledge. It’s fantastic for us to be able to get our training to a new county which…

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St Albans Half Marathon 2019

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Following the success of last years St Albans half marathon, we are pleased to announce that we will once again have limited free places to give away! We have places for the 5k as well as the walking and running half marathon. Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis so be…

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Fundraiser completes ‘Red January’ in aid of 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…

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2019 OLLIE Social

Our 2019 social took place on Monday 4th January at The Peahen, St Albans. The event was a chance for us to not only say a special thank you to our supporters old and new, but it was also a great opportunity to meet so many of them in person and hear their stories about…

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Christmas garden display at Jo’s pocket garden

We were lucky enough to be chosen as the glad receivers of donations made in aid of the 2018 Christmas display at Jo’s Pocket Garden. Jo who is an amateur garden designer has a passion for her work, she particularly loves seasonal displays and the smile they put on people’s faces. The garden is a…

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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.…

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Napsbury Christmas Market

The annual Napsbury Christmas market took place on 9th December and was once again a popular event in the heart of the local community. As well as stalls filled with handmade gifts and offerings from local businesses, this year saw a Santa’s grotto, a Napsbury first which proved to be a big hit with the…

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