A NEW local charity set up in Leven, named ‘Love Oliver’, has benefited from a regular sporting event to raise money for worthy causes.
Football-playing students contested the Fiona Devlin Memorial Trophy, awarded to the winner of Adam Smith College’s annual charity football match, and raised funds for ‘Love Oliver’.
The fixture is held in memory of Fiona Devlin, a former member of staff who died of cancer in 2005.
This year’s event, assisted by players, fund-raisers and organisers, was in support of ‘Love Oliver’, a charity formed to help fund research into children’s cancers and support parents who have young children with the disease.
It was named after Oliver Gill, who died on Christmas Day 2010, aged just 24 weeks.
Oliver was diagnosed with cancer at just three days old but remained happy during his treatment and became an inspiration to all who met him or heard about his struggle. His mum and dad, Jennifer and Andy, live in Leven and more information is at their website www.loveoliver.org.uk