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OLLIE FC: Berkhamsted Football Club vows to continue supporting toddler with cancer 

 Published on: 30th October 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Berkhamsted F.C

Berkhamsted Football Club have vowed to continue to support a toddler with a rare form of cancer despite COVID-19 making fundraising events a challenge.

Ollie Sweeney, who is just three years old, was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in January 2018 and has bravely fought the disease since then.

Ollie’s parents, Lucy and Gary Sweeney, previously lived in Berkhamsted and, despite moving away, they continue to have connections in the town.

That includes staff at the football club, who have previously helped with several fundraising events for Ollie, including a family fun day.

COVID-19 restrictions have made hosting events a challenge this year, but Berko FC have vowed to do what they can to support Ollie and are encouraging others in Berkhamsted to do the same.

Benny Mitchell, from Berkhamsted FC, told BerkhamstedNews: “We have always tried to fundraise for Ollie whenever we can, but COVID restrictions have made it difficult.

“However, we are committed to doing what we can when we can to raise funds for the High Five for Ollie campaign, which is raising money so he can get specialist treatment abroad.

“There has actually been some good news recently as Ollie is in remission again but, sadly, we know there is still a real chance it will return. That’s why it’s important we keep raising funds.

The fundraising target is £241k and an incredible amount has already been raised, but there is still £60k to go. It would be great if people in Berkhamsted would support in any way they can.”

For more information about High Five for Ollie and how you can help raise funds, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/HighFiveforOllie/ or, to donate, visit solvingkidscancer.org.uk/Appeal/ollie

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