Ollie is a dedicated charity fundraiser and is passionate about helping others. He is an ambassador and works closely with several chosen charities.
ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY |
Ollie is a caring and dedicated supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society to which is a cause very close to his heart following the loss of his grandmother Audrey to the disease in January 2013. Ollie often contributes by helping to organise events and hosts regular speaking engagements; he delivered various presentations such as ‘Life with Dementia & its effect of families’. He also has taken part in various fund raisers such as hosting a cycle from London to Brussels; 110 people took part and he the event raised £165,000 for the charity. He also raised money from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race he took part in. Ollie founded a charity event, known as an ‘Ollieday’ that raised £165,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
WOODEN SPOON |
The Wooden Spoon charity’s vision is to transform disabled and disadvantaged children’s lives through the power of rugby. With the sport sculpting his own life, Ollie understands how a love for the game can bring you happiness and hope and regularly takes parts in events and talks for the charity. Most recently Ollie raised £10,000 for Wooden Spoon on his Guinness World Record breaking expedition the ‘Arctic Rugby Challenge’.
Cancer Research UK |
In September 2015, Ollie took part in the biennial Boodle Boxing Ball! In preparation, Ollie trained long, hard hours and managed to lose 15kgs in 3 months going from 102kgs to 87.5kgs; this was part of a diet and weight challenge for the event. The Boodles Boxing Ball is a hotly anticipated night out for well-connected Londoners and this year Cancer Research UK was associated with The Gordon Ramsey Foundation and the event raised over £520,000.
In March 2016 Ollie led The Greatest Row which celebrates the incredible partnership between Cancer Research UK and the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races. The event brought together passionate fundraisers, including a celebrity team which Ollie will be heading up, for one gruelling rowing challenge. The mixed teams, made up of 6 individuals faced the challenge of rowing a marathon with an aim to complete the 26.2 mile distance in the fastest time. The evening was a great success in terms of team work, fun and of course the fundraising.