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HIGH FIVE FOR OLLIE: Unwell toddler supported by community fundraising events

 Published on: 7th November 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

A number of exciting Berkhamsted events are being held over the next month to help raise money for a toddler with a rare form of cancer.

Ollie Sweeney’s mum lived in Berkhemsted before recently moving to Bedfordshire.

The two-year-old was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma last January and is now currently undergoing differentiation therapy and immunotherapy, which are set to last six months.

Despite moving away from the area, Ollie’s parents, Lucy and Gary Sweeney, have stayed very connected with the town’s community – most of Lucy’s clients for her mobile hairdressing business are from the local area.

That’s why Ollie’s fundraising campaign, High Five for Ollie, is holding several events in town, beginning with the Variety Show Night and Auction at Potten End Village Hall on Saturday, November 16 – this will be an evening full of entertainment by a large group of local talented performers.  

The second event is a Christmas Fayre at Berkhamsted Civic Centre on Saturday, November 23 from 11.30am to 3pm.

Santa will be there for the children to meet and there will be lots of handmade gifts and crafts all ideal for Christmas presents, Christmas tree decorations that the children can paint themselves or you can buy them ready painted.

Local author Susie Davids will be signing her children’s books and, along with a performance by the Happy Wednesdays Choir, there will be other exciting stools and activities.

The third event is a Pop-up Tea Room and Cake Sale at Potten End School on Sunday, December 1 from 11.30am to 3pm. 

Come along for a cup of tea/coffee and slice of cake and/or buy a homemade cake to take home with you.

Since last March, when fundraising began, £115,000 has been raised for Ollie.

To stay up-to-date with his progress at facebook.com/HighFiveforOllie/posts/

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