Eight Year Old Ollie Wins Maltings Hero Award After Charity Cycle Ride for CRY

The Herts Advertiser, 8th July 2019

Ollie Higman-Hall cycled ten miles via the Alban Way to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of his father Darren Hall who passed away at 30 years old due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Ollie’s mother, Kirsty, was only nine weeks pregnant with him at the time. Kirsty later remarried to Tim Higman and Ollie has a four year old younger brother, Theo. His stepfather and brother joined him for half of his charity ride while his mum was with him for the whole route.

“The cycle ride was fantastic, Ollie completed over 11 miles and Theo did six miles,” Kirsty said. “We have raised over £2,182 so far. Everybody is so proud of him. Major surgeons from around the world have commented on Twitter how well he has done. Theo cycled six miles and he is only four.”

Ollie’s efforts have won him the Maltings Community Hero Award and £100 to spend in Maltings. “I feel excited to have won this,” he said. “I am proud of myself. I am not yet sure what I am going to spend the money on.” Read More