Over Children’s Mental Health Week, we focus on how Molly Ollys emotionally supports children with life-threatening conditions

Feb 8, 2023 | News


Most of us worry at some point about the mental health of our children as life can be stressful, but for children facing a life-threatening illness diagnosis, their emotional and mental wellbeing is tested for sure.

Over Children’s Mental Health Week (6th – 12th Feb), we send our love and strength to these children and their families. We support them is by donating our gorgeous, cuddly Olly The Brave lion. Olly is lovely to snuggle up to, but he also has a Hickman Line and a detachable mane to normalise the treatment children who have cancer face. We just love that little Cohen adores his Olly so much….


‘Olly has had more oxygen than Cohen. We have to put the mask around Olly to keep him near Cohen’s face. I can’t tell you how much of a hero Olly has been for Cohen. They go everywhere together and Cohen tells everyone that he has wiggles just like him’ says his mum.


Another way we help to make the children smile is through our wishes. 10-year-old Mikhail – who has Hodgkins Lymphoma – asked for a Samsung mobile and keyboard so he can stay in touch with friends whilst having treatment and just look at the smile on his face.



Dad Arzu; “Mikail has received his gifts and he is so happy. He can’t wait to use his keyboard and new phone. Thank you so much for granting his wish and putting a smile on his face.  He really has suffered so much for 2 years and these gifts have made his day. Thank you and your amazing charity. “

Each wish we organise for a child is around £500.



Every donation, whatever size, helps a seriously unwell child


Current data suggests that 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and that 1,900 children under the age of 14 in the UK are diagnosed each year.

More children are diagnosed with a range of other, often rare, conditions and illnesses that are also life-threatening.

Molly Ollys is committed to helping as many of these children and their families as possible, and works hard to raise the necessary funds to be able to help those who contact us.

You can help us do this by making a donation, joining in with our fundraising events, running your own events, using Give as You Live when you are shopping, and by leaving a legacy in your will. Please visit our How you can help page to find out more.