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3rd October 2019

ITV: Pride of Britain Awards Fundraising Nomination

Article Source: ITV News We meet our final west nominee, Sarah Simpson from Wokingham. Sarah’s five-year-old son, Ollie, died from an incurable brain tumour. Following his death, Sarah started the Ollie Young Foundation which aims to find a cure or prevention from this awful disease. To date, the charity has raised in the region of … Continued

7th June 2019

Wokingham Men’s shed drum up support for the OYF

A great big thank you to Wokingham Men’s Shed (with supplies donated by Wickes) and specifically Mike who has made us this terrific tombola barrel, we’ve still got to paint it up in Ollie’s colours, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’ll be a great addition to our stalls and fundraising 💙

25th May 2019

Seven Lakes Fishery Fun Day

Last Saturday we were invited along to Seven Lakes Fishery Family Fun Day over in Aldermaston. We had such a great day and the atmosphere was lovely. Loved meeting lots of new families and putting smiles on children’s faces playing our teddy tombola – we raised over £174! We love spreading the OYF word further … Continued

19th May 2019

Sweet smell of success for Holt girls

The Holt school put the icing on the cake a few weeks ago and held a non uniform day along with a cake sale for #feblueary and raised an incredible £1,100! Thank you so much to Daisy Skeates, Isabel and Shrimika for organising such a memorable event 💙

6th May 2019

Treats at the Wokingham May Fayre

Wow, what a day! It’s been absolutely amazing to see tonnes of people milling through the town and so lovely to have so many of you stop and buy our wonderful array of cakes, pick up some merchandise, chat to us about the OYF and for also guessing the name of the bear – just … Continued

14th April 2019

A step closer….

When the foundation was first set up it was our aim to fund research into paediatric brain tumours. Fast forward 7 years and we have funded not one but three PhD students at Portsmouth’s Cellular & Molecular Neuro-Oncology Research Group – that’s 9 years of targeted research funded by you lovely lot!! Alison, our second … Continued

22nd March 2019

Jailbreakers smash it!

They’ve only gone and done it!!! Huge congratulations to Dan’s Angels who’ve beaten 11 other teams from Cardiff Uni to win the 52 hour Jailbreak Challenge 👏👏 Why? Our crazy friends from Cardiff Uni took part in a 52 hour Jailbreak were they had to get as far away from Cardiff as possible and back … Continued

28th February 2019


Firstly, we would like to say a huge heart felt thank you for all your touching messages of love and support over the past few days for Ollie’s birthday and anniversary. It’s been really overwhelming reading your kind words and it truly means the world to be surrounded by so much love 💙 Secondly we … Continued

31st January 2019

Beautifully bespoke Bunnies and Ballerinas

How wonderful are these?! A massive shout out to Jenny Brewer for not only hand making these beautifully gorgeous bunnies and ballerinas, but for also making £200 from their sales and donating it to the OYF. Thank you so so much Jenny 💙