We are very proud that two annual awards have been set up in Olly’s memory. At Christ’s Hospital School, near Horsham, West Sussex, which Olly attended from the age of 11-18 years, there is the Oliver Hare Cup presented by the Lord Mayor of London, and at UCL where Olly gained a first-class degree in History, there is the annual Oliver Hare Altruism Award.
UCL Oliver Hare Altruism Award
Olly spent three years studying History at UCL. The Oliver Hare Altruism Award has been set up in his name to recognise and reward the altruistic endeavours of UCL students. Previous winners have made a significant and positive impact through their volunteering and philanthropic ventures.
The award is presented in June every year at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. It was set up by friends and staff at UCL in recognition of how compassionate and kind Olly was and how much he was loved by all who knew him. Students and staff can nominate those they feel would be worthy winners of the award and then a panel of trustees and invited guests decide the winner. There are often around 25 nominations every year.
Picture caption: Dougie Head was the first UCL student to win the Oliver Hare Altruism Award at UCL in 2018.
Olly spent three years studying History at UCL and gained a first class degree in History when he graduated in 2016. The Oliver Hare Altruism Award has been set up in his name to recognise and reward the altruistic endeavours of UCL students. Previous winners have made a significant and positive impact through their volunteering and philanthropic ventures.
Shiv Patel, winner of the 2021 UCL Altruism Award, tells his story.
In July 2020, I received some tragic news that a much-loved member of Red Star FC, Matt Quigley, took his own life. Matt was truly a terrific bloke, the team’s absolute heart and soul, and a great friend also. As President, I knew that we had to do something drastic to change the way we approach mental health at the club. That’s why this year we’ve supported various charities, run mental health sessions, and been there for our teammates in what has been an especially tough period.
Although I am deeply humbled, proud and thankful to receive the Oliver Hare Altruism Award, this award is as much mine as it is the rest of the committee and team. We’ve all made a monumental effort to support our teammates’ mental health and hopefully we’ve started something where members of Red Star FC always feel fully supported and cared for.
I hope what we at Red Star achieved this year will have done Matt and Olly proud. We are greatly looking forward to running more events and supporting our teammates at UCL in the future.
Pic Caption: Shiv Patel is bottom row, 2nd from left, with Matt Quigley top right in one of the Red Star FC teams
- 2022 – Ram Sabaratnam,
- 2021 – Shiv Patel
- 2020 – Aliza Ayaz
- 2019 – Anita Sangha
- 2018 – Dougie Head
Oliver Hare Cup At Christ’s Hospital School
This impressive award is given to the ‘Christ’s Hospital Marching Band Musician of the Year’ at Christ’s Hospital School, in association with the Worshipful Company of World Traders. The award is presented every year at Speech Day in June by the Lord Mayor of London.
Pic caption: The Lord Mayor of London Nicholas Lyons presents 18-year-old Jacob Sargent with the award this year (2023). Jacob plays the trumpet and is the leader of the Christ Hospital marching band.
Pic caption: Mary and Mark Hardy from the Worshipful Company of World Traders with Charlotte Suckling, who won the prize the first year it was awarded.
They were close friends of Olly and set up the award in his memory. Olly led the Christ Hospital Marching Band at events such as the Lord Mayor’s Parade and Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Pic caption: The 2022 winner of the Oliver Hare Cup was Chi-Naemerem Udokpro.
- 2022 – Chi-Naemerem Udokpro
- 2021 – Emmanuel Odujebe
- 2019 – William Awdry
- 2018 – Charlotte Suckling