The Oli Mills Foundation

The Oli Mills Foundation was set up officially in 2015 to mark the 10-year anniversary of the death of former Verulam pupil Oli Mills, who died from a brain tumour when he was just 18 years old. In the 10 years after his passing, lots of people raised money is his name, but it was becoming increasingly hard to keep track of it all. This fact, alongside the anniversary, saw the birth of the OMF which had a huge impact on the amount of money raised. Out of the £260,000 they have currently raised, £150,000 of that has been in the last three years alone.

Verulam School, where Oli enjoyed many fine years before he was taken ill, has played a huge part in the success of the OMF, mainly via the incredible, bi-yearly, ‘Mills Match’ which is held just before the Easter break at the home of St Albans City F.C., Clarence Park. Since the first ‘Mills Match’ the school has raised over £35,000 which goes directly to Teenage Cancer Trust who provide specialist treatment and care for teenagers and young people across the UK suffering with cancer.

This year, we are asking you to support a fundraising challenge that has a huge Verulam connection to it – past and present. On the morning of Sunday April 28th, current teacher Mike Toley, ex Deputy Head, David Bullock, parent, Bruce Wilson and former pupil and brother of Oli, Eddie Mills, are running the London Marathon route, starting at 2am at the finish line and ending up some hours later at the official start line. They are joined by Jonathan Russell who played cricket with Oli at Hatfield Hyde.

To support them on their slightly unusual challenge, you can visit their Just Giving page and add to the money raised in Oli’s memory that continues to do support teenagers with cancer when they need it the most. Thanks as every for your continued support!



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