Fun run next in series of school events for St Albans charity OLLIE
- Credit: Archant
A four kilometre fun run is the next in a sequence of events organised by St Albans students for a local charity.
Staff and pupils at Samuel Ryder Academy have been sponsored to run in aid of a St Albans suicide prevention charity, OLLIE (One Life Lost is Enough).
Wordsworth house have been hosting events all year to collect money for the cause - they will reveal the fund-raising total in July.
It is a cause close to the heart of House captain Holly Wilmer-Barbrook, 18, because she volunteers with the charity.
She said: “So many teenagers are suicidal and it’s such an important topic and a serious issue, so this charity is about making people aware of mental health.”
You may also want to watch:
Holly has two exams on the same day as the run, but she is going to “power on through”: “I am really excited, I think it will be so lovely to raise money.”
OLLIE, which was founded by the parents of teenagers who took their own lives, trains people to recognise the warning signs of suicide and talk to a person in that situation.
- 1 150 homes plan for Green Belt land in north St Albans is approved
- 2 Teenager strangled in attack in St Albans park
- 3 Oaklands College being investigated for breach of planning over nursery closure
- 4 The latest court results for the St Albans area
- 5 History comes to life at Celtic Harmony in Hertfordshire
- 6 Lost Morecambe & Wise episode to be screened on TV for first time in 50 years
- 7 Property Secrets: St Albans Green councillor Simon Grover
- 8 St Albans violent crime: Recreational drug users 'feeding' County Lines
- 9 Revealed: The areas of Hertfordshire with the most consistent house price growth
- 10 St Albans nursery given six weeks' notice warning of potential closure
The fun run is taking place on June 14 - to sponsor the runners, email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org