Last Christmas I was made aware of an amazing little boy, Ollie Lovis, he had adopted my husbands football team, AFC Wimbledon, and befriended my husbands alter ego Haydon the Womble.
Ollie had cancer, it broke my heart, I didn't know this little boy or his family, but felt strangely pulled towards helping them, my husband, collected donated presents and delivered them to him at Royal marsden last Christmas, trying to give him all he needed as 2014 was going to be his last one, I was a background supporter in this, advertising, pleading for help, picking up parcels, and wrapping them, this was my husbands project for Ollie, and they got so many toys donated, a lot of other children got presents too.
NO child should ever have their precious childhood ruined though cancer, and although fought it well, sadly Ollie died this summer.
Such a brave little boy taken to soon, it made ME want to do something too, Momentum, a Surrey based charity that helps families of children fighting cancer and life limiting conditions helped the Lovis family in Ollies journey so this is who I've been trying to raise awareness and money for since July.
Now, as much as I love doing this for the charity itself, deep in my heart, I still want to do something for Ollie, and his lovely family.
While walking my dog a month back, I took a seat on a bench in the park to rest my feet, on the bench was a plaque, remembering someone who had passed away, out of no where a robin flew on to the bench, and chirped away at me!
This was it!
A bench in Ewell court park, for Ollie, somewhere he loved, and his family still visit, somewhere they can go, somewhere people can sit while visiting the park and see that Ollie Lovis, aged 4, will forever be remembered