When Maria Phillips opened her clinic Beautifil Aesthetics (now Bank Aesthetics) in High Street Kenilworth back in November 2013, she set herself a goal of using the business to support a local children’s charity. After carrying out some research on local organisations, Maria came across Molly Olly’s Wishes and was immediately inspired to help. Over the past 6 months Maria has raised £1000 for the charity through various means including a raffle and Ladies Night event.
Molly Olly’s Wishes was founded by the Ollerenshaws, a local family who tragically lost their daughter Molly to cancer is 2011. The charity’s mission is to offer emotional and financial support where appropriate to the lives of children with terminal or life threatening illnesses through the UK and to advise and assist their families. They have now launched a soft toy called Olly the Brave Olly designed by the charity to support children needing a Central / Hickman Line (These lines reduce the number of needles that children need to have as medicine is fed through them intravenously and bloods samples can be taken. Children have the lines for long periods of time whilst undergoing treatment and he aim of Olly the Brave is to normalize the line for children and help them to come to terms with them.)
Maria explains why she felt drawn to support Molly Olly’s Wishes, “I have 4 children, one of whom I nursed through a serious illness, but I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering these children and families endure when faced with such serious illnesses”
Maria continues “After meeting Rachel, founder of the charity and Molly’s mum, and learning more about the amazing work the charity does, I was immediately inspired to do what I could to support them.”
Rachel Ollerenshaw added “We rely on support from businesses like Maria’s and can’t emphasise enough how vital this source of funds to our charity. Maria’s donation will be used to pay for Olly the Brave toys which we send out to children free of charge. We are also developing a book to help children and parents come to terms with the often invasive treatments needed when a child is seriously ill”
To find out more about Molly Olly’s Wishes, visit www.mollyolly.co.uk
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