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Raise for Ollie's fundraising page

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][span=color: #3366ff;][lt]span style="font-weight: bold;"[gt]135 of Olivers friends ran in the Mini and Junior Great North Run 2014  they are fund raising for Oliver to raise as much money for CLIC Sargent as they can. [/span][lt]br /[gt][b] [lt]br /[gt][/b][b]Thank you very much for your kind donation and your support.[lt]br /[gt][/b][b] [lt]br /[gt][/b][b]Kindest Regards[lt]br /[gt][/b][b] [lt]br /[gt][/b][b]Oliver and all of his friends[lt]br /[gt][/b][b]Xx [/b][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #0000ff;][b][lt]span style="color: #3366ff;"[gt]Please take a minute to read the story of how 135 children agreed to run in the Great North Run 2014 to support their friend Oliver and raise money for CLIC Sargent............[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt][/p][p]On the eve of Oliver's operation the children from his class wanted to show Oliver how much they loved and cared about him. After school that evening over  20 of his class mates got together at ‘Build A Bear’ in the Metro Centre to choose a bear,  his outfit and accessories including sunglass, in January. They all made a wish on the little red hearts and one by one placed them into his bear, they took turns in giving the bear a hug and they even recorded their own wish, so everytime Oliver gave his bear a hug he sung out “Get Well Soon Oliver [b][span=color: #3366ff;]WE LOVE YOU!!”[/span] [/b][/p] [p] A couple of the children visited Oliver that evening in hospital to deliver his bear armed with red gloss Krispy Kreme donuts - Oliver's favorite.[/p] [p] Following Olivers operation, his whole school wanted to show their support for this brave little boy. They listened to the opinions of his classmates and decided they wanted to show their love for Oliver and also raise funds for the charity Clic Sargent which has supported Oliver and his family over last 4 years. One of Olivers classmates suggested a sponsored event, with another suggesting the Great North Run. From here the idea grew and grew…. At school the children worked hard to recruit other classes – no was not an option – “you have to run, its for Ollie!”.[/p] [p] The numbers grew everyday until they became know as “Ollies Army”[/p] [p]From here there were daily sounds of the children making plans about what they wanted to wear and  what the slogan on their t shirts should read. Even a group of the girls got together to make a cheer leading song and dance. It was breath taking to watch the amount of inspiration, support and love from the children for Oliver. They just wanted to do something and this was it,  ‘The Junior Great North Run’[/p] [p]A big inspiration came from Olivers buddy year – the year 5 class who acted as buddies for Olivers year group when they were reception children. They are now in year 9 and starting their GCSE course work, but when they heard about Oliver's condition they understood better than anyone as Oliver was first diagnosed when he was in reception class. They rushed to support their buddy’s and to run and train along side them and that’s just what they did with ¾ of the class signing up to Junior Great North Run.[/p] [p]Parents also wanted to support the children and training session where arranged for “Ollies Army” where the children and parents come together to train for the run, it’s a time where both parents and children can get fit and have fun at the same time raising money for the charity but more importantly to show how much love and support  there is for Oliver and his family.  [/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

06 Sep 2014



Dec 31, 2014

Taylor Owens

Instead of sending Christmas Cards this year Taylor asked if we could donate to Ollies page instead. Glad to say this donation takes us to £18,000. Awesome!!!

£21.00 plus £5.25 Gift Aid

Dec 31, 2014

Auntie Patsie Panda's

From Auntie Patsie Panda's who ran for Oliver's Army in the GNR. Well Done and thank you so very much.


Dec 31, 2014

Oliver's Army

Collected at the Basketball match from raffles and cakes. Well Done Team Phoenix!!


Dec 31, 2014

Andrea Greally

Northumbrian Water Christmas raffles etc


Dec 31, 2014

A great bunch of mums

Collected from some special Mums at Oliver's Army mum nights at Donna's

£45.00 plus £11.25 Gift Aid

Dec 31, 2014

Joan Tulip

Thank you so much from our very kind neighbour Joan at Ravensworth Estate. Supporting the boys.


Dec 31, 2014


Dec 31, 2014

Lyndsey Robinson

Gracie's mini run sponsorship money. xx


Dec 22, 2014

Hazel & Colin Shatock

fond birthday & Christmas memories of my dear friend Mrs J who passed away in October this year her family wishes are to support this charity so I am honoured to do this

Dec 18, 2014

Alex, Mark, Megan and Sarah Frazer

Instead of sending cards this Christmas - we are donating in memory of a very special young man who touched our lives and our hearts. Lots of love x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oliver's Army

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