To mark what would have been Oli's 21st Birthday on 23rd November 2022, The Oli Leigh Trust is taking part in
The Big Give's Christmas Challenge 2022.
The Christmas Challenge is a MATCH FUNDED campaign whereby all donations received by the Trust during the campaign week, 29th November to 6th December, will be doubled by the generous support of our major donor, Rahul Moodgal, and our Big Give Champion, Four Acre Trust.
Our campaign this year is raising funds to support our new training programme, The Oli Leigh Legacy Programme.
This programme will deliver essential suicide prevention training to schools, youth groups, sports clubs, voluntary organisations and universities.
The fully funded training will be delivered by the OLLIE Foundation, a suicide prevention charity partnering with the Trust to deliver an innovative and dynamic range of training. The OLLIE Foundation have been delivering training since 2016 and have thus far delivered life-saving suicide prevention training to over 10,000 individuals in Hertfordshire and beyond.
Tragically, in 2020 there were over 5,000 deaths by suicide registered in England and Wales. Alongside this we are seeing self-harming behaviours rise and children's wellbeing deteriorate.
As it is both The Oli Leigh Trust’s and The OLLIE Foundation’s mission to create suicide safer communities, and in recognition of the increasingly pressing need of both support and education, both charities have joined forces and can now offer The Oli Leigh Legacy Programme.
Participants will have access to online or in-person talks and training, comprising;
Talk Safe, Plan Safe,
The Science of Goal Setting,
Keeping Safe and Carrying On, and
Safeguarding for Teens.
Please sign up to our list for Oli's birthday and we will let you know what you can do to help us mark this day and raise vital funds for suicide prevention training.
Click here to sign up to Oli's Birthday List