10th Dec, 2016

In the pink for Molly Olly’s Wishes

Stratford Editorial 18th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A CHILDREN’S charity is reaching new heights thanks to the generosity of an equipment hire firm.

Clements, based in Coventry, has made Molly Olly’s Wishes the firm’s official charity after the company’s Chairman Jim Longstaff was inspired by the organisation’s work after hearing about them at a pantomime production.

Molly Olly’s Wishes, based at Hatton Park, supports children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses across the UK by providing wishes and therapeutic toys and books.

The charity was launched by the family of Molly Ollerenshaw, who sadly passed away in June 2011 at the age of eight following a five year battle with a rare type of kidney cancer.

One of the ways the charity supports children is through Olly The Brave – a specially created therapeutic toy lion that has a removable mane. The toy helps children understand the treatment they will or are receiving and some of the side effects such as the loss of their hair.

And now Molly Olly’s Wishes is set to be given a lift throughout the course of the year as Clements has pledged to donate all money raised from its fund-raising activities to the charity.

Clements has even painted one of its aerial work platforms pink in support of the charity.

Rachel Ollerenshaw, Molly’s mother and trustee of Molly Olly’s Wishes, said: “The pink aerial work platform is unusual and with the butterfly logo over it I’m sure people will stop and ask what it is all about.

For more information about the charity go to www.mollyolly.co.uk.