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1st March 2021

A New Hair-Blue for #FeBLUEary

What a fabulous start we had to #feBLUEary Ollie’s dad, Simon, has gone all out for this year’s #feBLUEary by having his hair dyed blue by budding hairdresser Lola. Over the course of the month Lola has made a hair-raising £2000 and has been blown away by people’s generosity and support. You have done an … Continued

23rd February 2021

Harrys 100!

4 year old Harry had been set a challenge from school in memory or Captain Sir Tom Moore, to complete something 100 times. He decided that he would cycle round the green outside his house 100 times. And wanted to raise £100 for charity. After reading about Ollie and the OYF Harry said to his … Continued

23rd January 2021

Lights Brighten up 2020

We are so so grateful to our wonderful friends on Culloden way for raising a massive £509.87 from another amazing Xmas light display. Thank you again Claire and Jason, you are truly wonderful 💙And thank you to everyone who popped their pennies in the collection box and donated online, this certainly brightened our new year.

27th November 2020

RUDS Virtual Cabaret 2020

Our wonderful friends at Reading University Drama Society (RUDS) held their annual cabaret evening with a virtual audience via Youtube this year due to the Coronavirus. As they say…the show must go on! It featured performances from lots of RUDS members that have all been filmed and edited over the term and pulled together to … Continued

26th October 2020

Virtual #Woky Pub Quiz in aid of OYF

Proceeds from the Great #Woky Virtual Pub Quiz in September have been donated to the Ollie Young Foundation (OYF), a local charity which funds targeted paediatric brain tumour research and support. Nigel Page, president of the Lions club, presented a cheque for £320 to Sarah Simpson, founder of OYF. Sarah Simpson said: “We are extremely grateful to … Continued

19th April 2020

The Marathon Will Go On

Today we should have been down by the sea cheering on our 4 amazing fundraisers in the Brighton Marathon. Sadly, like many other events, this has had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus until later in the year. One of the team, Simone Gibson, was traveling over from Australia to take part but unfortunately won’t … Continued

9th February 2020

Coasting through FeBLUEary

Thank you for joining in our shenanigans in town today for #feBLUEary. We had great fun and loved seeing so many of you supporting the OYF. Thank you also to Wokingham Market for your support and for a great spot too! And a massive thank you to Hayley and Richard from Joyful Journeys who lent … Continued

31st January 2020

One Step Closer…

7 years into setting up the Ollie Young Foundation, with the help of you all, we have funded 9 years worth of research. Katie, our 3rd funded PhD student started her journey with the OYF in Portsmouth’s Cellular & Molecular Neuro-Oncology research group back in Oct 2016. 3 years on and she has successfully defended … Continued

18th January 2020

Woosehills Winter Wonderland 2019

Claire and Jason – we thank you once again for your support to our foundation by putting on a stunning display of Christmas lights and raising money for our charity! To everyone that went to see the light display on Culloden Way……THANK YOU so much for popping your pennies in our collection pot. You guys … Continued

21st December 2019

Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar – The Red Lion

What another amazing evening we had last night. The 20th night of Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar was held at the Red Lion where Marisa and Jack put on a stunning performance. Beautiful voice Marisa!! We were the charity for the evening and we’d like to say another huge thank you to everyone who donated helping … Continued

19th December 2019

Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar – The Redan

We’ve had another amazing evening singing and dancing along to St Theresa’s Parents aka: Pauly Zarb, Kendel Payne and Gareth Ainsworth at The Redan as part of The Wokingham Living Advent Calendar. You guys are truly awesome and we are so so grateful for your support to the OYF. Not only have you raised the … Continued

19th December 2019

Tesco pot collection

Thank you, you lovely lot for supporting us down at Tesco in Wokingham yesterday. Popping your loose change into our pots raised £218.69. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas!