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Remember Ollie? Silly question. How could anyone forget Ollie?
Ollie is the 9 year-old nephew of Sara Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org), HR & Training Manager for The Nuance Group (UK) in Southampton.
He has spent a long time in Birmingham Children’s Hospital undergoing gruelling treatment for a rare bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. During nine months of chemotherapy, he somehow drove a campaign to raise over £28,000 for charities that have helped him in his battle with the disease.
On 18 May Ollie had an operation called a ‘rotation pasty’, which involved his leg being partially amputated and then grafted back onto his thigh bone, making his ankle bone his new knee joint. In a few weeks he will be fitted for a prostheses, which is being partly funded by sales of special Ollie ‘Weejee’s Warriors – Kicking Cancer’s Butt’ wristbands. To learn more or donate please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/935296666528285/?fref=ts
[High-wrist strategy: Wearing an Ollie ‘Weejee’s Warriors – Kicking Cancer’s Butt’ wristband in Haiti during my visit to the travel retail/Hand in Hand for Haiti-funded school, Lycée Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable
Now a minimum £2,000 has been added to the fund. As I revealed in an earlier Blog, Andrew Torrance, Managing Director of The Whisky Shop in London, has offered a very special bottle of single malt, The Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1992 Single Cask, for auction to help raise money for Ollie.
Details of the bottle can be found at https://www.whiskyshop.com/glenfiddich-1992-whisky-shop-exclusive
I had offered a bid of £1,500 but this has been topped by… none other than Andrew himself with a blockbuster £2,000 offer. What a man Andrew is, with a heart bigger than a Glenfiddich whisky still. But surely the price for this superb malt could go much higher? If you’d like to help, please send your bid to me at Martin@TheMoodieReport.com headed ‘Ollie Glenfiddich 1992 Auction’.