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15th September 2021

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

Article and Photo 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 … Continued

21st July 2021

Dale and Alan pedal to the line for the Ollie Young Foundation

Article and photo source: Wokingham Today JOGLE: Dale Thomas and Alan Francis reached Land’s End after cycling 950 miles TWO CYCLISTS completed an epic fundraising challenge for a Wokingham charity this month. Dale Thomas, a past Wokingham resident, and his long-term friend Alan Francis, set off on their 950-mile adventure on Monday, June 21. They … 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

23rd May 2021

Thank you Wokingham Lions Club!

Wow!! Such amazing news. Thank you so so much Wokingham Lions Club for thinking of us and a big thank you to all who took part “Wokingham Lions Club are happy to announce that we will donate a total of £4,500 to nine local charities. These funds were provided by more than 500 walkers who … Continued

15th September 2018

Celebrating Extraordinary women

Ollie’s mum, Sarah and Ollie’s nanny, Barbara were shocked and overwhelmed at receiving this award today at the Wokingham Heritage day      #wokinghamsheritage #extraordinarywomen

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

25th May 2018

What a wonderful Wokingham Walk!

Pub team among hundreds who take part in charity event Article Source Wokingham Today THE third Wokingham Walk was blessed with sunshine – and hundreds of entrants, all raising money for their favourite charities. The now annual event took place from Howard Palmer Gardens this year, as Elms Field is currently being regenerated. Families could take … Continued