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.

ASIST Training Course Dates (April, July & November)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

ASIST dates :

  • July 7 & 8, 2018 (Sat & Sun)
    (08.45 registration, 09.00 start, 16.00 finish)
    Sandringham School - The Ridgeway, Saint Albans, AL4 9NX
    Book tickets for this date
  • November 3 & 4, 2018 (Sat & Sun)
    (08.45 registration, 09.00 start, 16.00 finish)
    Sandringham School - The Ridgeway, Saint Albans, AL4 9NX
    Book tickets for this date

safeTALK Training Course Dates 2018

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Training Venue:

  • Sandringham School, The Ridgeway,
    St Albans AL4 9NX

safeTALK dates :

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 - Suicide To Hope

Date: Saturday, 21 Apr 2018
Time: 8.45 - 16.00
Place: Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct. 8, Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, HP2 4UA

Lunch is provided!

Suicide To Hope is ideal for clinicians and other professional helpers who are, or would like to be, involved in ongoing suicide care for people, once they are safe. It assumes that participants are familiar with suicide intervention and can provide suicide first aid. While LivingWorks’ ASIST is not a prerequisite, it is recommended as one way to learn suicide first aid and provides background for suicide to Hope’s learning processes and tools.

PURPOSE: Strengthen hope by aiding recovery and growth in persons with previous suicide experiences who are currently safe.

POSITIONING: Provide a sequel to suicide first-aid training that complements and enhances management, treatment and therapy by framing them within a recovery and growth perspective.

The workshop’s goal is to encourage and enable participants to apply a recovery and growth oriented approach to working with persons previously at risk and currently safe from suicide. Through interactive learning and practice, participants will learn to:

  • Reflect on their qualities as helpers—the beliefs, values and attitudes they bring to the helping relationship—and how these impact on the effectiveness of their work
  • Describe key features of a hope-oriented, recovery and growth approach to suicide;
  • Understand a framework for finding and exploring recovery and growth opportunities in suicide experiences; and
  • Apply a Pathway to Hope (PaTH) model for setting and working toward recovery and growth goals.

More about Living Work's Suicide to Hope

Wednesday, 25th April - Sandringham School's 30th Anniversary Rugby Match

Date: Wednesday, 25th April
Time: Kick off 19.30
Location: OA Sport - 160 Harpenden Rd, St Albans, AL3 6BB

To celebrate Sandringham School's 30th anniversary, come along to a charity rugby game between the Sandringham Barbarians and the OA Grizzlies. Hosted at Old Albanian's Rugby Club, kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Admission is FREE!!!

Hot food, snacks and licensed bar. A fun evening for all the family to support OLLIE.

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Saturday, 5 May 2018 - Hertfordshire [email protected] Tournament

Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Where: Cotlandswick Leisure Centre, 341 High Street, London Colney, AL2 1EB

[email protected] is the brainchild of St Albans resident Michael Wallace, and his colleague Ashley Levien. It encourages youth engagement, especially with hard to reach groups of young people. It brings together youth, the police and community in general, whilst raising money for local causes.

The Herts event will be a 5-aside tournament for males and females ages 15-17. There will be live music, discussions from local charities and most importantly football! The initiative is being run all over the country with the runners up and finalists going through to a national finale on 17th June at The Warren, Bromley. #WeBelieve

See our website: www.kickoffat3.co.uk

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Memorial Golf Day

Morgan Falconer Memorial Golf Day

Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Time: 10 AM registration
Place: Harpenden Common Golf Club
 
Price: £75 individual, £280 team of four.

Download the flyer with full details

Monday, 14th May 2018 - GREAT TICKETS LTD 2018 Charity Theatre Evening

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I am pleased to announce that GREAT TICKETS LTD annual Charity West End Theatre Evening will take place this year on Monday 14th May 2018.

For this particular evening we have arranged over 1000 tickets across some of the top West End Shows that perform on a Monday evening with GREAT savings and for every ticket sold we will donate £10.00 per ticket to the chosen charity of each person that books tickets on this particular evening.

We currently have the following shows available;

  • 42nd Street
  • Kinky Boots
  • Mamma Mia
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Bat Out of Hell
  • Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
  • Strictly Ballroom The Musical
  • Motown The Musical
  • Aladdin at The Prince Edward Theatre
  • Les Miserables
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Chicago at The Phoenix Theatre

FREE COACH TRAVEL -  SPECIAL OFFER from ST ALBANS and HARPENDEN

For the first 100 people from St Albans or Harpenden area to book and confirm tickets for either 42nd Street / Tina Turner The Musical or Kinky Boots we will also offer FREE return Coach Travel to the West End and back - call or e-mail for further Details of this one off special offer for this night only.

Saturday, 19 May - A Royal Wedding Day Celebration Concert

by St Albans City Brass Band

Location: Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, Saint Albans, AL3 5EE
Time: 19.00 - 21.00

Their first formal concert under their new MD John Campbell. As it's Royal Wedding day there'll be royally themed music all in aid of The OLLIE Foundation
Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door.

Refreshments will be available so celebrate the Royal Wedding with your family and friends whilst raising money for charity.

Contact Verity on [email protected] or 07715311891 for more information and tickets.

Sunday, 3rd June 2018 - Family Fundraising Day

Date:  Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Time: 12.00 - 17.00
Location: London Road Club, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans, AL1 5AS

A fundraiser and awareness day for Youth Talk and The OLLIE Foundation.

This is a public event that will cater to the whole family, so please keep your diaries free and come along for a day of fun and fundraising.

On the day there will be...

  • Live bands / singers
  • Food
  • Information regarding the charities involved
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Soft play for young children
  • Face painting
  • Beauty treatments
  • Darts competition
  • Raffle
  • Games

    and much, much more...

Sunday, 10th June 2018 - St Albans Half Marathon

To say we're pleased to be the St Albans Half Marathon 2018 Community Chosen Charity would be an understatement! OLLIE was in the running alongside many amazing local charities, all deserving of the win. We are incredibly grateful for all your votes and support. We nearly broke Facebook and Twitter.

The run up to the Half Marathon next June is going to be very exciting as we work with the event's organisers to make the most of this fantastic fundraising opportunity. We'll keep you posted over the coming months, but there is one way you can show your support now...

We have a batch of FREE PLACES to give away. Don't worry - you don't necessarily need to run the half marathon - the places can be used on any of the races on the day. Walking a half marathon or running/walking 5k would be equally wonderful! If you're interested, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.
Take part and raise money for OLLIE!

Sunday, 15th July 2018 - Glenn Smith's IRONMAN Triathlon

If Triathlons were not hard enough, serious superheroes can now undertake the IRONMAN.

So what's involved in an IRONMAN?

Glenn will start with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and finish with a 26.2 mile run. 3 gruelling endurance events, back to back on one day. Over 12 hours of total stoicism and fortitude.

If you are looking for someone to sponsor, we cannot recommend Glenn enough. Not only is this such a tough challenge, but the funds will also help us to deliver our suicide prevention and intervention training.

If I Can Stop This Happening To Any Other Family, I Will.
Jane Johnstone, Founder