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05 May 2016

New charity of the year for Young Professionals

We’re delighted to announce that the Young Professionals charity of the year for the next 12 months is Molly Olly’s Wishes.

Molly Olly’s Wishes aim to support emotionally and financially, where appropriate, the lives of children with terminal or life threatening illnesses throughout The Midlands and the UK, and to advise and assist their families.

The money raised helps support children and their families who need additional help beyond that given by the NHS and its supporting bodies.

Molly Olly’s Wishes was founded in memory of Molly Ollerenshaw who sadly passed away from cancer on 15th June 2011, aged just 8 years old . Molly liked to shorten her own name from Molly Ollerenshaw to Molly Olly hence Molly Olly’s Wishes!

I remember being at the Pride of Warwick District Awards last year when I first heard of Molly Olly’s. One of their representatives was there and showed me a lion cuddly toy that they give to children with cancer (Olly the brave). The lion’s mane is removable to help the children understand that they will lose their hair during treatment. I have such a vivid memory of it and have thought about it a lot since.

The Young Professionals committee vote was unanimous in choosing the charity for this year, and we really hope to beat the total of over £1,400 that we raised for Myton Hospice last year. The monthly raffle will be back, so make sure you see one of the committee at our events for your tickets! We’ll also be doing some separate charity events, so watch this space.

To find out more information about the charity and the fantastic work they do, visit their website.

If you’d like to make a donations you can do so using our new Just Giving page.

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