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

Introduction to our first employee

The OLLIE Foundation is pleased to introduce our first every employee Verity Bramwell. Verity’s role is to oversee the day to day running of the charity. She will help volunteers with their fundraising, supervise the training bookings and support our trustees. She will also be our lead in our participation of the Building Effectiveness Programme ran by Herts CF, focusing on the charity’s growth and development.

Verity is 25 and has lived in St Albans all her life. After completing a Bsc in Psychology at The Open University she volunteered for six months as a student mentor within a local secondary school. After experiencing her own mental health difficulties, she found purpose in becoming OLLIE’s lead volunteer. It was a natural progression when our first paid position became available that she applied, and we’re delighted to say she was successful.

Verity says ‘I’m very excited to be joining OLLIE, I’ve had a keen interest in the welfare of young people, especially after experiencing my own challenges. Working with OLLIE gives me the opportunity to make a difference in an area that I’m extremely passionate about.

OLLIE has come such a long way since it was founded in May 2016 and I’m looking forward to helping them to further increase their profile and continue the vital work they are doing in our local communities.

If you’ve been thinking you want to fundraise for us but aren’t sure where to start, then please get in touch. I’ll be with you every step of the way to help you with your fundraising journey. Your support doesn’t have to be through fundraising. We rely on all our supporters, whether they be young people, corporate sponsors or volunteers, to help us take OLLIE to the next step. To find out more about how else you can support us please contact me on [email protected]