We are a charity devoted to stopping teenagers and young people from taking their own lives

Events

The OLLIE Foundation runs fundraising events, encourages volunteers to run their own events and also delivers training. Our upcoming events are below and many tickets are available from our Eventbrite page. Please get in touch if you are interested in fundraising for us with an event so we can share the information here.

Saturday, 8 September - [email protected] Basketball Fun Day

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 15:00 - 22:00
Place:Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Holywell Hill St Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 2DL

[email protected] is a basketball tournament for young people aged 16-19, raising awareness and funds for CLIC Sargent and The OLLIE Foundation.

CLIC Sargent has been selected as one of the benefiting charities from [email protected] due to two personal connections with the cause:

Basketball enthusiast, Shane Sandiford was inspired to support his friend, Naomi Balaam whose son, Brandon is currently receiving treatment for leukaemia. The Brandon family have set up a Support Me Fund in Brandon’s name, and have so far raised £12,640 for CLIC Sargent!

Naomi said: “Shane is a great work colleague and I feel very honoured that he has chosen ‘Team Brandon’. We know first-hand how important support networks are.  Cancer affects the whole family and it is vital to help families, just like us, who are battling this life changing/threatening illness. It is wonderful that the event is also falling on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”.

The family of Paul Purdy, Michael’s former boss in the Met, have also requested that the event be in support of CLIC Sargent, due to their recent loss.

You can find out more about their work here.

Monday, 10th September 2018 - Community Meeting

What Can You Do?

Date: 10th September 2018
Time: 20.00 - 22.00
Location: St Mary's Church, 1 Sherwood Avenue, St Albans, AL49QA

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and this years theme is Working Together to Prevent Suicide. OLLIE is hosting a community meeting to help everyone and anyone understand the role that they can play in being part of the solution. The meeting is designed to educate people about the risk of suicide and provide them with local opportunities to help prevent suicide.

There will be guest speakers sharing their own experiences of suicide and helping you understand why its a problem that you should care about. At OLLIE, we are offering anyone that attends this meeting free places on our suicide alertness training. All we ask of you, is that you bring as many people as you can muster with you!

Let us know you're coming, or to ask any questions email [email protected] or call 07715311891

 

Eat | Drink | Save Lives

Date: 24th October 2018
Time: TBC upon booking
Location: Thompson, 2-8 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RP

An evening at Thompson in association with Platinum Point with guest speaker Jim Rees. Platinum Point are an award winning business networking group and Jim is Co-Founder of The Long and Short of it, a company that maximises customers' potential.

To book please contact Esther Strous on 01727 730777

OLLIE Is My Chance To Help Prevent Other Parents From Having To Go Through What I Have.
Stuart Falconer, Founder