ABOUT & #CLUB1000
The Oli Mills Foundation has essentially existed for sixteen years now as friends and family have come together to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust in Oli's name.
When Oli died at the Royal Free hospital in 2005, he was being treated on a ward with much older people, so whilst the care was first class, the environment wasn't ideal. When he died, his Mother, Sarah, and brother, Eddie, did some research, found Teenage Cancer Trust and decided it would be the perfect charity to support in his name.
I don't think anyone could have predicted that by 2015, over £100,000 would be raised in his name. We actually think it is more, but part of the 'problem' is that people did so much at different times it became impossible to track effectively. So, ten years on, we decided to set up an official Fund working with Teenage Cancer Trust and an official movement of people, businesses & organisations called the Oli Mills Foundation which will see us continue this work together for many years to come.
The total raised at this point is over £415,000 and we are aiming to raise £1,000,000 (yes, that's one million!). It sounds a lot, but Oli was a special young man, he has some very special friends and family and ultimately, a charity that supports young people with cancer will, unfortunately, continue to be relevant.
All money raised by the Oli Mills Foundation is donated to Teenage Cancer Trust and in continuing to support the great work they do, we will make a huge difference to the lives of teenagers and young people (and their families) who suffer with cancer and ensure Oli's name lives on - we know he'd be proud to see this grow. There will be lots of ways to support (why not think about a challenge you could get sponsored for?), but for now take a look at #club1000 below.
Please have a look around the site, check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts and also find out more about our 'Friends of the Foundation'. These businesses are the very first to support the Oli Mills Foundation and we are very proud and excited to have them on board.
OLI IN CORNWALL
Oli loved Cornwall and couldn't wait to get into the sea to surf or body board - and he wasn't bad at it either!
It felt right to launch the Oli Mills Foundation at Watergate Bay during a recent family holiday.
OMF GETS SOCIAL
Our Facebook page is the place to connect with other supporters, share stories, laugh and cry at pictures and keep up to date with all the latest news to come out of the OMF.
Look out for more news and offers from our Friends of the Foundation also.
If 1,000 Oli Mills Foundation supporters donated £3 a month to Teenage Cancer Trust via DD, together we would raise £36,000 a year before we really get going!
The logo above takes you to the form and if you choose to, please email us using the 'CONTACT' page so we can assign our code and track it!