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5th November 2021

Dual-drug treatment offers hope to children with rare brain cancer

Article Source: The Guardian Scientists make ‘promising’ breakthrough on fast-growing DIPG type of tumour Human DIPG cells (orange) grown on a mouse brain ‘slice’ (light blue), treated with the drug combination and showing cells dying in the middle. Photograph: ICR London Scientists have successfully combined two existing cancer drugs to create a treatment for children … Continued

28th September 2021

The Ollie Young Foundation announces £170,000 research funding for the Institute of Cancer Research, London.

The Ollie Young Foundation (OYF) has committed £170,000 to the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) to fund 2 years of the research of Yura Grabovska – a Bioinformatics Officer in Professor Chris Jones’s Glioma Team. OYF funds research, like Yura’s, to improve the outlook for other children with brain tumours.  Yura’s expertise is vital in enabling the … Continued

15th September 2021

Parents of boy who died of brain cancer raise £170k in his memory

Article Source: Bracknell News PARENTS of a five-year-old boy who died of brain cancer have managed to raise more than £150,000 through the charity they started themselves. Ollie Young first complained of dizziness and losing his balance to his parents Sarah and Simon, Wokingham residents, when he was just five years old. Despite at first thinking he … Continued

13th June 2021

Newport pensioners to cycle the UK for brain tumour charity

Article and Photos Source: South Wales Argus TWO PENSIONERS from Newport will take on a mammoth cycling challenge to support brain tumour research. Alan Francis and Dale Thomas, both 61, are set to cycle nearly 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Lands’ End. The pair have been friends since attending Durham Road Infants School in 1963, and … Continued

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

13th August 2018

Wokingham Walk presents cheque to Ollie Young Foundation in Rifle Volunteer

Andy Slay from the Wokingham Walk presents a cheque to the Ollie Young Foundation surrounded by regulars from the Rifle Volunteer, which took part in this year’s event. Article Source Wokingham Today WOKINGHAM put its best foot forward earlier this year – and the result has been a terrific donation to a local charity. Regulars at … Continued

13th July 2018

Bikers show their support for the Ollie Young Foundation

Article Source Wokingham Today Generous donation given by Ollie’s bench in Finchampstead A GROUP of bikers revved up to a fundraising challenge by collecting £750 for a local charity. Last week, the Thames Valley bikers club Take a Chance presented the Ollie Young Foundation with the cheque at Ollie’s bench at Finchampstead Football Club. Group member … Continued