Last December, Team TTS 24-7 Recruitment decided to pick a charity to support in 2022 but kicked off the support early. Throughout December we took part in our own twist on the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ where each day we bought essential items that would contribute to minimizing the running costs of their charity.
At just a few days old, Andy and Jennifer’s first son, Oliver, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer – a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumour. Despite continuing to thrive and smile his way through intensive chemotherapy, he passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Day 2010, aged just 24 weeks old. In 2011, Andy and Jennifer Gill started LoveOliver and are committed to the aims of the charity and to keeping Oliver’s smile and story alive.
LoveOliver provides invaluable practical support to families at the Royal Hospitals for Sick Children in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. This covers Scotland for childhood cancer care. LoveOliver works closely with the CLIC Sargent Social workers to provide supermarket vouchers and financial grants for all families, gift packs for children who have suffered a relapse, healthy frozen meals for parents of children going through long inpatient stays, and quality digital thermometers for each family facing childhood cancer. LoveOliver also donates games, books, toys, crafts, and therapy supplies, when requested, to the three children’s oncology wards.
After collecting all of the essential items for our charity, we made a trip through to LoveOliver to meet Jennifer and some of the team at LoveOliver. We presented them with a £500 cheque along with the boxes of goodies we had donated.
During our first visit, we discussed how during the year we would actively be getting involved in supporting LoveOliver through a variety of means. Holding fundraisers, also volunteering in their shop in Kirkcaldy and being involved in their new exciting project in Edinburgh!!
We will be keeping you up to date with our journey with LoveOliver throughout the year and if you would like to help us support out chosen charity then please contact Nicola at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can donate directly to their link DONATE | loveoliver