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09/11

Old Mutual Wealth raises £23,000 for Ollie Gardiner

Old Mutual Wealth has raised £23,000 to help pay for Ollie Gardiner’s treatment as part of Old Mutual Wealth’s Magical Moments programme, which is an initiative to recognise customers for the individuals they are. 

12-year old Ollie Gardiner was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May 2015. After battling cancer for the past year and a half he has relapsed and now has cancer in both his brain and his spine, which cannot be treated by the NHS. His parents are attempting to raise £440,000 for a two year course of treatment.

Over the past two weeks colleagues across all of Old Mutual Wealth’s businesses undertook several fundraising efforts to spread the story and raise as much money as possible.

One initiative was a ‘cycle, row, run to Vienna and back’ 1971.6 mile challenge. As part of this challenge Chief Executive Officer Paul Feeney challenged Client Services Director Hanlie van Staden to match his distance on the bike on a treadmill. The loser paid £10 per kilometre of the winner’s distance.

All the money raised will go toward a multi-drug treatment called, “The Vienna Protocol” or MEMMAT.

Paul FeeneyPaul Feeney, CEO of Old Mutual Wealth comments: “Customers are at the heart of what we do. I am proud of what we have achieved for such an important cause. I was delighted to take part in the initiative.”

If you wish to join in the cause, Ollie’s family recently set up a new JustGiving page to continue its fundraising efforts.  The family also regularly update the Facebook page ‘Ollie Gardiner’s Brain Tumour fighting’.  

For more information contact

Kathleen GallagherOld Mutual Wealth0207 7789 63807990 004932kathleen.gallagher@omwealth.com

Notes to Editors:

Old Mutual Wealth

Old Mutual Wealth is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning:

  • Financial advice delivered by the Intrinsic network in the UK and AAM Advisory in Singapore
  • Platform based wealth management and protection products delivered by Old Mutual Wealth in the UK & Italy* and Old Mutual International globally
  • Asset management solutions delivered by Old Mutual Global Investors
  • Discretionary investment management delivered by Quilter Cheviot.

Old Mutual Wealth oversees £119 billion in customer investments (as at 30 September 2016).

Old Mutual Wealth is part of Old Mutual plc a FTSE 100 group that provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance. Old Mutual is trusted by more than 19.4 million customers across the world and has a total of £342.7 billion assets under management (as at 30 June 2016).

*Old Mutual Wealth announced the sale of Old Mutual Wealth Italy to Ergo Italia on 9 August 2016. The transaction is pending completion.

This press release is for journalists only and should not be relied upon by financial advisers or customers. Investments may fall or rise in value and investors may not get back what they put in.