Kids in Tay Bridge walk for little Ollie

Ollie Holt (3), his mum Emma, brother Jack and friend Stuart.
Ollie Holt (3), his mum Emma, brother Jack and friend Stuart.

Family and friends of a former Glenrothes tot with a rare health condition put their best feet forward at the weekend to raise money for charity.

Three-year-old Ollie Holt was diagnosed with multiple cavernomas, irregular blood vessels, last April after one bled causing him to have a stroke.

With very little information or awareness about people living with symptomatic cavernomas available, Ollie’s mum, Emma discovered the charity, Cavernoma Alliance UK.

And it’s this charity the group walked across the Tay Bridge in aid of on Saturday.

Emma, who now lives in Angus, said: “The charity has provided our family with so much support and valuable information, most importantly we have the opportunity now to speak and even meet with people who are sharing the same problems. I decided to arrange a sponsored walk over the Tay Bridge with my children to raise funds for Cavernoma Alliance UK.

“I have been overwhelmed with support from family and friends, we had around 30 people taking part in the walk.”

The walk was not just about raising funds for the charity, it was about awareness too.

Emma (30), added: “It was such a lovely feeling having family and friends come together to support such an amazing cause and the children had a ball.

“It was the first time so many of us have got together since Ollie had his bleed last April and at times it was very emotional and I really saw how Ollie’s journey had affected so many people. We’ve all been on this journey together and the people who took part in the walk have supported us every step of the way, so raising money for Cavernoma Alliance UK meant a lot to us all.

“We all left buzzing after totalling up our sponsor forms to over £1500.”