A delighted charity cyclist-team of Oakland International colleagues and friends have raised an amazing £10,000 for children’s charity Molly Olly’s after completing a gruelling 180-mile bike ride.
Cycling from York to Warwick as part of the charity’s 10-year anniversary celebrations, the team of Oakland International Co-Founder and Group CEO Dean Attwell and his son Samuel, Oakland’s CEO of Contract Logistics Shaun Foley, HR Director Cory Winstanley and Chief Operating Officer Lee Whiting, and Central IT System’s Chris Shuker and brother Patrick, where thrilled to achieve their fundraising target.
Said Dean: “We want to thank each and every person who supported us and donated as it’s thanks to you that we were able to raise £10,000 for such a great charity as Molly Olly’s.”
Molly Olly’s Wishes launched by Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw in 2011 following the loss of their daughter Molly and has since gone on to support over 16,000 children around the country, granted 2,500 wishes, provided over 13,000 Olly The Brave books, and raised more than £3m.
The charity’s therapeutic toy lion Olly The Brave also has a series of books about Olly’s experiences including diagnosis and treatment, which Molly Olly’s donate to children directly and to hospitals throughout the UK. Each child is supported individually to ensure they receive the appropriate support they need for their situation, with the aim to make dark days a little brighter.
Added Dean: “We aimed high, and we’re delighted that every penny raised will now go to support so many poorly children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and their families across the UK.”
You can find out how your donations help and support the work of Molly Olly’s by visiting their website: https://mollyolly.co.uk/