The memory of little Molly Ollerenshaw lives on through the charity her parents founded after she died of cancer at the age of six.
Last week Molly’s mother, Rachel, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Warwick about the 249 “wishes” that had been fulfilled last year for other sick children.
Most were undergoing the same battles as Molly, involving long hospital sessions of chemotherapy.
Mrs Ollerenshaw, of Hatton, Warwick, talked of Molly’s exceptional spirit and how the Molly Olly’s Wishes fund had been able to supply everything from Lego toys to an iPad.
There were also gifts of an X-box, bunk bed, some therapeutic massage and many other items to cheer youngsters on.
Few Warwick Rotarians were able to avoid wiping away a tear as they heard the full story of Molly and learned about the picture book, Olly The Brave, accompanied by a soft toy lion, which is offered to as many children as possible who are fighting cancers
Club president Jackie Crampton made a donation to Mrs Ollerenshaw for the charity and thanked her for sharing Molly’s story.