The OFT summer camp 2019 has been featured in the North Cambridge Academy Newsletter - 10 pupils from NCA were able to attend and we're delighted to hear how much they enjoyed the programme. Click here to read the page in the newsletter!
We also have a new and brighter look for the website which now incorporates our Trust logo.
Once again we held our annual summer camp at the Leys School in Cambridge, providing a week of activities and motivational talks for pupils from local schools. We were lucky to have a really great group of students attending and it was a fantastic and rewarding week. During the camp we were even featured on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Take a look at our Twitter feed to see more of what the kids got up to - the link is at the top of the page!
Thanks so much to all our volunteers - Ollie’s friends, Leysians, Old Leysians and current & retired Leys staff - as well as the Leys School itself for providing the facilities!
Richard and Tony held their annual Open Garden Fete on 23rd June 2019. The sun shone on a very convivial atmosphere. The lovely garden was looking splendid, while guests drank tea or Pimm’s and ate gorgeous fare supplied by Tony and spent money on plants, bric-a-brac, jams and chutney’s as well as making donations. We raised a princely sum of £663. Thank you to all our helpers and donors. We were so busy that none of us took any photos(!!) so the picture on the left is in fact of the 2017 fete!
The annual Golf Tournament arranged by Mike Egan took place at the Meridian Club, Comberton on Sunday 9th June. A good days’ golf was followed by lunch and prizes. The money raised will be split between The Ollie Feast Trust and Action for Children. Mike was on top form and had an amazing round, winning the cup, presented by Andy Salvesen as pictured on the left.
Last but by no means least, Abi Bass, Ollie’s cousin walked the Douglas to Peel section (32.5miles) of the Manx Telecom Parish Walk on 22nd June 2019, smashing her target by completing the course in 9 hours 23mins and 53 seconds, raising £323 for OFT. Well done Abi! Pictured below with proud dad John.
On Thursday 21st March, the University of Birmingham’s newly constructed Bournbrook pitch hosted the fourth annual football match between current students, staff and alumni in aid of The Ollie Feast Trust. Taking place in the penultimate week of term, the event allowed students and staff to unwind after a busy period of work as well as connect with those no longer at the university. In fact, one of the highlights of the match was the intense rivalry between the alumni who had made the trip to take on their former coursemates and put their money where their mouth is – the undisputed victor being co-founder of the Ollie Feast Cup, Matt Chapman, who netted five times by so often being in the right place at the right time.
The game was therefore a high scoring one, with the final result of 7-6 reflecting the competition on show with several goals of real quality – as well as a few misses which put some of the players to shame! Although eventual winners, the team led by future captain Tom McDonough definitely demonstrated signs of complacency towards the end by letting in multiple goals which made a deciding penalty shoot-out more and more likely. Nevertheless, the team’s fitness held out and were rightly crowned champions of this year’s match which marked the last University game for several of the current squad who will be graduating in July. Regardless of result though the event was enjoyed by all who played, especially in the knowledge that it has raised over £300 for the trust and set in motion further plans to incorporate its great work into the local community in association with the University’s History Society.
Again, a big congratulations and thankyou to all those who came or donated – bring on next year’s match! (Many thanks to Scott for writing this summary)