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Oliver's Army - A Lasting Legacy for a Beautiful Boy

The Incredible, Amazing, Totally Unique Oliver....

On Saturday 2nd December, just as the sun was rising, our incredible Oliver went to sleep in my arms. He was 11 years old - a boy with a huge personality, crazy sense of humour, wild imagination and massive heart. We will miss him and cherish his memory for ever and ever. 

On behalf of all our family, we would like to give endless thanks to everyone who has supported us during the last year. We have been completely overwhelmed with the love, practical help and generosity that has constantly surrounded us. It has helped to make the unimaginable so much more bearable. 

We would also like to thank Oliver and George's wonderful group of friends who have faced this awful situation with courage, empathy and care for each other. This is, in no small part, a credit to their parents and  to our lovely school community at Ludworth. 

Oliver was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour a year ago and battled very bravely through exhausting and debilitating treatments. He was cared for magnificently by doctors and nurses at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and The Christie and we are so grateful to them all for their dedication. 

A Lasting Legacy

We will celebrate the life, personality and imagination of our incredible Oliver on Wednesday 20 December. 


Donations via our Sponsor Me page will be split two ways: 

1.  To our beloved Ruben’s Retreat in Glossop to help their efforts to build essential respite accommodation for families just like ours.  

2.  To the establishment of a charitable fund in Oliver’s name, creating a lasting legacy to support school children locally with their mental and emotional wellbeing and continuing the efforts of George and Oliver’s Army. This will initially be channelled via the Mellor March charity.


Alternatively, if you would prefer to support a different charity either now or in the future, we have been helped enormously by the following: Macmillan, The Rainbow Trust, Wish Upon a Star, Beads of Courage, Francis House, RMCH Foundation, The Christie, Together for Short Lives, Winston's Wish, The Beechwood Centre. 

Lots of love

Clare, George, Karen, Keith, Steve, Chris, Liv, Minnie and Ralph xxxxxxxx