3rd August 2020 — Since 2016 the annual four-day Ollie Feast Activity Camp has taken place every July at The Leys School in Cambridge. The Ollie Feast Trust, set up by Ollie’s father, Steve, was developed as a memorial to Ollie who died in 2015. The event aims to help disadvantaged children, from a number of different local schools, to develop their skills and capabilities through recreational activities offered free of charge by the school.
However, sadly due to the coronavirus restrictions, this has not been possible this summer. So instead, the OFT have been looking for other ways to give opportunities to young people in the area at this time and have formed a partnership with the Red Hen Project to deliver sports activity packs to the families that they support.
The OFT funded packs contain a variety of sports equipment along with accompanying resources to engage them and their families in sporting and leisure activities during the holidays.
It is hoped that the packs will give those without access to equipment and online activities or resources, the opportunity to engage in fun sporting challenges at home.
Steve Feast said :“The Ollie Feast Trust are delighted to be working again this year with The Leys School and local community leaders helping young people develop through sport and leisure. Covid 19 presents huge challenges to parents and carers as they seek to keep children stimulated and mentally and physically fit over a long break from school. So to have provided the sports packs as part of the Red Hen initiative, made huge sense to us as a charity. We are proud to be working with such great partners and look forward to continue building upon these relationships when we restart the OFT Summer School again next year, which we understandably had to cancel this year”.