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Ollie's Star

Ollie's Star

Why we need your help

Ollie's Star at CCLG is raising funds to support research into rhabdomyosarcoma and other children's cancers.
Ollie's mum Terri shares Ollie's story:
OllieOllie was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma of the skull when he was just 2 and a half. He accepted his operations, chemotherapy and 35 sessions of proton therapy under general anaesthetic in the USA all in his stride and continued to be the happy, caring, fun loving little boy who won the heart of all who met him.
Instead of playdates we made dens out of hospital sheets; used nurses aprons to cover the room so we could paint and spent a lot of time learning about the world together due to his love of nature. Ollie relapsed less than 6 months after finishing treatment and we were told that there was no hope of a cure. He died 7 months later.
Ollie's little sister was just 2 when he died and we explained his death saying he was a star now. Every night she looks to the stars and waves to Ollie Star who sometimes plays hide and seek behind the clouds.
Our hope is that, through more research into childhood cancers, other families will be spared the experience of losing a child. We wish to raise money in Ollie's name to fund research into rhabdomyosarcoma and other children's cancers.
Ollie had the kindest heart and barely cried for himself even in the hardest days, but did for other children when he heard them crying on the ward. He wanted to help others always, despite his young age, and he would want to help prevent other children dying by doing his bit to help new treatments be found that save lives, that are easier to tolerate and that lead to fewer long term side effects for those who survive.

Ollie's Star at CCLG is raising funds to support research into rhabdomyosarcoma and other children's cancers.


Ollie's mum Terri shares Ollie's story:

OllieOllie was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma of the skull when he was just 2 and a half. He accepted his operations, chemotherapy and 35 sessions of proton therapy under general anaesthetic in the USA all in his stride and continued to be the happy, caring, fun loving little boy who won the heart of all who met him.

Instead of playdates we made dens out of hospital sheets; used nurses aprons to cover the room so we could paint and spent a lot of time learning about the world together due to his love of nature. Ollie relapsed less than 6 months after finishing treatment and we were told that there was no hope of a cure. He died 7 months later.

Ollie's little sister was just 2 when he died and we explained his death saying he was a star now. Every night she looks to the stars and waves to Ollie's Star who sometimes plays hide and seek behind the clouds.

Our hope is that, through more research into childhood cancers, other families will be spared the experience of losing a child. We wish to raise money in Ollie's name to fund research into rhabdomyosarcoma and other children's cancers.

Ollie had the kindest heart and barely cried for himself even in the hardest days, but did for other children when he heard them crying on the ward. He wanted to help others always, despite his young age, and he would want to help prevent other children dying by doing his bit to help new treatments be found that save lives, that are easier to tolerate and that lead to fewer long term side effects for those who survive.

From this page you can make a donation to Ollie's Star or start your own fundraising page for your event. 

You can also make a donation by text:

Text CCLG 5 OLLIE to 70300 to donate £5

More ways to donate, including Direct Debit >

29,688.27

raised so far

29688.27

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Supporters

Matt and Amy

Matt and Amy are getting married

3405.00
Richard Brown

Richmond Marathon

1284.50
Honeycomb Cafe at All Saints West Ewell

Honeycomb Cafe at All Saints West Ewell

500.00
Vicky Freestone

Joseph's 4th birthday party

115.00
Amy Hawkes

Kingston Half Marathon

570.00
Marie-Therese Lovis

Superhero Family Fun Day & Fancy Dress Walk

0.00
Marie-Therese Lovis

Jane Carpenter's Christmas Extravaganza

0.00
MJD Ironman

MJD Ironman's fundraising page

615.00
Katy Mepham

Superhero's Family Funday and Walk 2020

0.00
Robert Morran

Cycling & running Lands End to John O'Groats

1037.52

Aug 12, 2020

Anonymous


Aug 05, 2020

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 16, 2020

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 09, 2020

Anonymous

150.00
(plus 37.50 giftaid)

May 26, 2020

Anonymous


May 25, 2020

Anonymous

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

May 22, 2020

CakesByBeckiY and customers

Money raised from a cake raffle

106.50

May 21, 2020

Infinite Crisis Band

Hi Terri / Mark. So sad that the annual family fun day had to be cancelled this year & we were unable to come and play for you. Here's a small donation to show our support and we hope you had lots of Superheroes out walking on Sunday. Take care. xxx

30.00

May 17, 2020

Auntie Joy and Uncle David

Happy Birthday (May 18th) Ollie. Always the Superhero to the end. I?ll miss dressing up and walking with everyone this year. Xx

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 13, 2020

Anonymous


Total raised so far

29,688.27

Total plus Gift Aid 34,264.93

Direct donations

11,019.65

Raised offline 8,597.50

Fundraising pages

10,071.12

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