I met Olly in 2017 when we both joined a British Council scheme to teach English in China. We became friends as were both living in the same suburb of Shanghai, and I spent most evenings with Olly, shamelessly relying on his grasp of Chinese to make sure I could try the best dishes at restaurants.
After Olly’s death, I began volunteering for a charity in the centre of Shanghai, helping young Chinese migrants fund their university placements. When I returned to UK, I remained in the charity sector and I am now a consultant at the think tank New Philanthropy Capital, helping charities and philanthropists increase their impact.