THOMPSON St Albans hosts charity dinner in aid of OLLIE Foundation

Phil Thompson

Phil Thompson - Credit: Archant

A dinner will be held at a top restaurant to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a local suicide victim.

THOMPSON St Albans, formerly Thompson@Darcy’s, on Hatfield Road will be hosting a charity dinner on Thursday (5) to raise vital funds for the OLLIE - One Life Lost Is Enough - Foundation.

Guests will enjoy a five course meal created by award winning chef and owner of the restaurant Phil Thompson and a raffle and auction, with all proceeds going to the charity.

The OLLIE Foundation was set up by Stuart Falconer, of St Albans, whose son Morgan killed himself last year aged 15, alongside two other parents whose children also killed themselves.

The charity is aiming to raise £30,000 to fund the training of three ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainers, who will go into local schools to equip them with the skills to identify persons at risk of suicide.

Phil Thompson said: “Stuart Falconer is very close to THOMPSON St Albans, he knows my fiancé Marianne very well from networking within BNI and the St Albans Chamber of Commerce. He is also part of our team as our outsourced HR department in the capacity of Partner, at Crispin Rhodes.

“Stuart also eats regularly at THOMPSON St Albans, between this, the HR support and Marianne seeing him at regular networking events, the whole team are all very fond of him and devastated to learn of is sad news regarding the death of his son. Marianne was aware Stuart had lost his son but not how.”

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Phil continued: “May I offer my most sincere condolences to all those who have suffered a loss in this way, on behalf of myself and the team at THOMPSON St Albans. We look forward to seeing the OLLIE Foundation grown and thrive, increasing awareness and reducing this suffering.”

Tickets are £65 and can be booked by emailing

The Herts Advertiser has partnered with the OLLIE Foundation as part of our ‘Something to Talk About’ campaign, which aims to open up a dialogue about suicide.

For more information about the OLLIE foundation, click here.