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raised of £20,000 target by 160 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to Make memories with Olly

Newport, Essex

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9 days ago our family received the devastating news that Olly has Motor Neurone Disease.

Here is a little bit of info about our amazing Olly and why we have decided to set up this page: He is a 40 yr old dad with two gorgeous girls, Amelia aged 7 and cheeky little Willow aged 1. Along with his partner Emma, and dog, Lewis, they live in Newport, Essex. Olly is a Senior Artworker /Designer for Labelon UK and aside from being extremely artistic and creative he loves cars and anything techy! Up until 4 months ago he had been a perfectly fit and healthy family man, then he started to get weakness in his legs along with cramps, which led to him having falls. After many tests, neurologist, Dr Rhys Roberts, of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, sadly gave Olly the diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

MND causes messages from the motor neurones to gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Symptoms progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of this cruel disease difficult to predict.

MND is life-shortening and there is currently no cure. We hope Olly’s symptoms will be managed in order to help him achieve the best possible quality of life.

We aim to raise funds for the ongoing comfort and care of Olly. These needs will be ever changing and we would like to ensure both he and his lovely family can have quality time with each other, creating special memories without financial concerns. Most of all we would like to complete as many things on Olly’s bucket list as possible - from driving experiences to taking his girls to see Santa in Lapland.

We take on this task with our hearts full of love and positivity. We have been overwhelmed with messages of love and support from friends and family – all evidence of just how special Olly is. So if you feel you would like to help Olly to make the very best of this next phase of his life then please donate what you can.

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    4 months ago

    Thank you all so much for your donations we are blown away with the kindness and generosity. Olly is losing his mobility quite rapidly but his positivity remains and thankfully his weight is not dropping (must be all the cakes 🍰) he whizzes around in his power chair and keeps himself busy with all his mod-cons and has just got a VR Headset so he can sit in the comfort of his chair whilst riding a rollercoaster 🎢 Merry Christmas and a Happy New year we are off to Centre Parks next week with our amazing family to make lots more memories xx

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    5 months ago

    A massive thank you for all your incredible donations we are all just so overwhelmed. Olly has just been to Lego land with his daughter Amelia and our brother in law Jamie and niece Anabelle. They had a wonderful time and stayed in the Lego land hotel. We are now awaiting some much needed adaptations to our home as Olly finds it such a struggle getting up the stairs, 🤞 we will have a ground floor extension, we are praying that this will be completed prior to Christmas so that we can all enjoy Christmas at home 👧🏼👧🏼👩🏽🧑🏽‍🦱🐶🎄

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Page last updated on: 1/15/2020 09.28

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160

  • Hannah Sammons

    Hannah Sammons

    Jan 15, 2020

    Thinking about you and your family, stay strong x

    £30.00

  • David Nichols

    David Nichols

    Jan 13, 2020

    Sending positive vibes your way buddy. Be strong and lets get another meal booked in!

    £80.00

  • Malcolm

    Malcolm

    Jan 8, 2020

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year. Take care.

  • Craig Rogers

    Craig Rogers

    Jan 8, 2020

    Stay strong matey. IF you need anything you know where we are xx

    £50.00

  • Sara Kwok & Family

    Sara Kwok & Family

    Jan 2, 2020

    Happy New Year Olly & Family.

    £200.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 24, 2019

    Have a amazing Christmas all of you sending lots of love 💓 Karley, Ben , Molly Harrie and Nellie xx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 24, 2019

    Merry Christmas hope you make some amazing memories! ❤️

    £200.00

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