Our nominated charity is the Ollie Young Foundation
The Ollie Young Foundation is a UK registered charity which funds targeted paediatric brain tumour research and support.
“It was launched in memory of the brave little boy who lost his fight against an incurable brain tumour one day before his sixth birthday and only twelve weeks after first displaying symptoms. There was no available treatment for Ollie, no cure and no hope.
Our ultimate aim is to find a cure or prevention from this awful disease that affects so many children and families. With over 120 different types of brain tumour, it is the biggest cancer killer of children. Via targeted research at Portsmouth’s Cellular & Molecular Neuro-Oncology Research Group, we seek to increase patient life expectancy, improve quality of life and, ultimately, to save lives.
Until a cure or prevention is found, children and families often rely on established hospices & charities to provide much needed support through such difficult times. To this end, a proportion of funds raised will be directed towards two organisations close to our hearts, Helen & Douglas House and CLIC Sargent, to help further this support.