Oliver’s army turn out in force

Posted on 05th April 2019 | in Community

Hundreds of kind hearted people turned out to support little Oliver Shanks at a fundraiser in March.
Organiser Julie Baxter told The Ambler: “It was absolutely amazing. Hundreds turned up and we were overwhelmed with the amount of people. The cadets helped us out, they were brilliant”.

Oliver Shanks with (l-r) fundraiser Julie Baxter, Grandma Alyson Quennell, and Mum Alex Quennell

A car from JT Autos in Hadston was one of the many prizes kindly donated by local people and businesses. Julie had even created a special pie and entered it into a competition run by Jus Roll, in the hope of donating the first prize to Oliver’s cause. She was the regional winner, but sadly didn’t win the main prize.

Julie was thrilled at the turnout and thanked people for their generosity. She said, “We have not got a total yet as money is still coming in, but a local gentleman came and gave me a £1000 cheque today. How kind is that?”

Four year old Oliver, who lives in North Broomhill, is severely disabled and needs specialised equipment to help him. You can still donate to his GoFundMe page: https://bit.ly/2KXe6zl

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