Rotary Club Of Warwick

May17 - Molly Olly’s Wishes

“Molly Olly’s Wishes” keeps a little girls name alive

Rachel Ollerenshaw from Hatton, Nr Warwick, talked to the members of the local Rotary Club last week about her charity “Molly Olly’s Wishes”

In 2006 her daughter Molly, a lively little 6 year old was diagnosed with cancer and began a five year struggle with the illness.

Molly had an amazing spirit, and despite her own problems reached out to the other children in hospital with ideas to help them feel better during their stay.

After her death in 2011 Molly’s mother started the charity “Molly Olly’s Wishes”, and has thrown herself into fundraising to provide emotional and financial help  to other children and families facing a  terminal or life threatening illness.

Currently their book “Olly the Brave” and cuddly toy are available to children in hospitals across the country. In 2014 some 249 “Wishes” were provided, from Lego to an IPad; a massage, a bunk bed or an X-box, to help during long sessions of chemotherapy. These are mostly provided in the West Midlands so they can be promptly sourced when the need arises.

There was many a damp eye amongst club members after Rachel had shown some videos of the children, and members gave her a cheque towards her work.

Further information can be found on the molly olly website

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Molly’s mother, Rachael Ollerenshaw. is pictured with club President, Jackie Crampton

 

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