Olive Martin Brighter Future Fund

We've setup the Olive Martin Brighter Future Fund in memory of our daughter Olive, and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

With amazing support we've already raised a grand total of: £37,869.00

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Olive's story. Our beautiful daughter Olive was born on 7th June 2014 with a very complex heart condition, sadly too complex even for the team at Great Ormond Street Hospital to fix. After two 9-hour open-heart procedures in the space of a week, and another week of being fully supported on ECMO, our brave little girl passed away in our arms on 22nd July 2014, only 6 weeks after she was born.

Clare and I are determined that everything we do in Olive's memory will help other sick children and their families. For this reason we have chosen to support Great Ormond Street Hospital – specifically funding break-through heart research projects and contributing to further advance the care of all GOSH patients and families.

Since Olive's passing, we have been asked many times 'what can we do to help?', in response to this we would welcome your ideas and participation in fundraising events or simply donate what you can to continue to grow Olive's Fund – this will enable us to contribute to projects and equipment at GOSH. All for you Olive x

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Events in 2019

To be announced.

Past Events

13 October 2018

RBC Race for the Kids 2018

RAISED £445

The runners, walkers and slow-coaches of Team Olive are back! We are taking part in the ‘RBC Race for the Kids 2018’ at Hyde Park on Saturday 13th October.

The RBC Race for the Kids is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s annual 5k family fun run.

We'll be taking part with thousands of other people to raise vital funds and transform young lives.

21 July 2018

Bake it Better

RAISED £619.63

We'll be hosting another 'Bake it Better' event this year for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Please join us to eat and/or bake, and let's raise some more dough and help children and families at GOSH.

Pop the 21st July in your diaries and head over to St Stephen's Church Hall, Park Avenue, Enfield, EN1 2BA. There’s plenty of free parking and we’ll be there from 11am - 3pm.

7 October 2017

RBC Race for the Kids 2017

RAISED £1,987

The runners, walkers and slow-coaches of Team Olive are back! We are taking part in the ‘RBC Race for the Kids 2017’ at Hyde Park on Saturday 7th October.

The RBC Race for the Kids is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s annual 5k family fun run.

We'll be taking part with thousands of other people to raise vital funds and transform young lives.

8 July 2017

Bake it Better

RAISED £1,205.99

We'll be hosting another 'Bake it Better' event this year for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Please join us to eat and/or bake, and let's raise some more dough and help children and families at GOSH.

Pop the 8th July in your diaries for now. We have managed to hire a church hall in Enfield to house all the lovely cakes on offer. You can find the hall here and there's plenty of free parking: St Stephen's Church Hall, Park Avenue, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Until then, enjoy practicing your bakes.

17 June 2017

Badass Mucker 5k

RAISED £441.50

Our friend Jil will be doing the crazy and very messy Badass Mucker 5k challenge in June. There be an obstacle every 160m for 3.1 miles! Go Jil!

13 June 2017

Siena's Danceathon

RAISED £978.24

Siena will be taking part in a hour-long, non-stop danceathon. She will be supported by all her family, and as well as the grooves, there will be a cake, sweet and drinks stall. All this to raise money for Olive's Fund.

30 April 2017

Tour de Yorkshire Sportive 2017

RAISED £165

The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. This is your chance to ride many of the same roads as the pros before they do, including the pro finish line, complete with support from the waiting crowds.

This 100km ride with 2,200m of climbing will loop out from Fox Valley (Sheffield) taking in the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

5 November 2016

Bake it Better

We'll be hosting another 'Bake it Better' event this year for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Please join us to eat and/or bake, and let's raise some more dough and help children and families at GOSH.

Pop the 5th November in your diaries for now. We have managed to hire a church hall in Enfield to house all the lovely cakes on offer. You can find the hall here and there's plenty of free parking: St Stephen's Church Hall, Park Avenue, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Until then, enjoy practicing your bakes.

31 July 2016

RideLondon–Surrey 100

Feels fitting that I round off this years challenge where it started last year. RideLondon–Surrey 100 was an amazing experience and a unique closed road event. Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ending on The Mall taking in stunning scenery on the way with 25,000 other riders – with a few of the original OM riders included.

This last leg of the challenge will total 161km (100 miles) and 1,400m (4,593ft) of climbing. The Mall finish will be a brilliant finale.

18—20 July 2016

OM x RCC Yorkshire 3-day Tour

Following in the pedal strokes of the Rapha Continental which took place on 23 June 2014, a group of us will take three days to explore the Howardian Hills, the North York Moors, and the Yorkshire Dales. A beautiful and challenging adventure totalling 356km (221 miles) and 5,620m (18,438ft) of climbing – equivalent of two-thirds of Mount Everest.

This RCC Yorkshire 3-day Tour will take place between 18–20 July, starting in York and finishing in Skipton. There'll be a group of us from Team Olive and my new RCC club mates. We'll be hoping experience something similar to this: Yorkshire Continental

15 May 2016

RBC Race for the Kids 2016

Team Olive is taking part in the ‘RBC Race for the Kids’ on Sunday 15th May 2016. The RBC Race for the Kids is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s annual 5k family fun run in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We'll be taking part with thousands of other people to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

1 May 2016

Tour de Yorkshire 2016

The Tour de Yorkshire Sportive ride is the unique opportunity to experience the Tour de France legacy and to pave the way for the pro riders. The sportive will take place on the same day and roads as the 3rd and final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire pro ride.

This 119km (74 miles) ride with 1,537m (5,042ft) of climbing will loop out from Scarborough taking in the stunning North York Moors. It will be a testing start to the three event challenge I’ve set myself – the Yorkshire pudding food stations will help.

10 April 2016

Rapha's Hell of the North

Rapha’s tribute to Paris-Roubaix. A barnstorming white-knuckle tour through 87km of Hertfordshire’s meanest gravé sectors and country lanes.

19 March 2016

RCC Milan-San Remo tribute ride 2016 totalling 165km and 1,700m of climbing.

15 February 2016

Moving Brands Bake-off

9 February 2016

Wayside Pancake Day

Get involved

How you can help us raise lots of money.

Our hope over time is to continue fundraising through a variety of events. If you would like to do something to help in the form of fundraising please DM me or 'Make a page for Olive' fundraising page.

Giving blood. In addition to raising as much money as possible, another special thing you can do is give blood. We gave blood 3 days after Olive died and will continue to do so as often as we're allowed. Blood products are extremely critical when caring for very sick children. Olive had lots and we'll always be grateful to those anonymous donors. Visit the Give Blood website to book your appointment, it's easy and painless (in the grand scheme of things): my.blood.co.uk

Why not try one of the following:

– Run a marathon or a challenging trek
– Cycle far or fast
– Hold a charity football or cricket match
– Challenge yourself to something daring
– Shave your head
– Grow a moustache or beard
– Wear your worst fashion faux pas to work
– Charity ball and auction
– Charity fashion show
– Karaoke night
– Quiz night

Or something like these:

– Coffee morning
– Garden party and BBQ
– Cheese and wine night
– Children's fancy dress party
– Pamper night
– 'Come Dine With Me' dinners
– Cake bake
– Cake sale or office bake-off competition
– Dress down or fancy dress Friday
– Make your colleagues lunch
– Office sweepstake for sporting events