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Matt Baker and Pudsey

Olivia

Olivia from The Rickshaw Challenge

Olivia, 17 from Southport

Olivia has dedicated much of her young life to helping to support her younger sister Jess, who was born with a rare life-limiting chromosomal disorder. Olivia and Jess are incredibly close and she has devoted much of her time to her beloved sister.  Both Olivia and her family and are grateful for the support they continue to receive from the BBC Children in Need funded project, Claire House Hospice where both Jess and her family receive respite from her devastating condition. This vital project is funded to deliver a Play Therapist and Team Leader role for a sibling support group to give children and young people such as Olivia the support they need to cope with the emotional difficulties of having a sibling with a life-limiting illness. Olivia is a promising fashion student and is hoping to study Fashion Design.   She is also an active fundraiser having raised money for Claire House by selling the face masks she made during lockdown.

Claire House House Hospice

This project delivers specialist play within the hospice as well as the homes of children and young people with terminal or life threatening conditions. It leads to improved emotional well-being as well as increased confidence and independence.

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