A Charity That Enables the Spirit of Olivia Burt to Live On

Olivia Inspires has been born out of tragedy

On 7 February 2018, our daughter Olivia was killed in a horrendous incident in Durham, where she was a first-year student studying Natural Sciences.

Only 20 years old, Olivia was a gifted and beautiful young woman who inspired others.

She was just embarking on a journey that would have doubtless seen her leaving a lasting mark on our world.

But more than this, everyone who knew Olivia remembers her smile and her kindness, and how she would go out of her way to help other people.

Olivia has been taken from us, but Olivia Inspires aims to allow Olivia’s spirit to live on by helping young people in the New Forest to realise their potential.

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What Olivia Inspires Does

Olivia Inspires will assist children and young people aged 11 to 18 years, whose families live in the New Forest District Council area and who are facing financial hardship.

We will do this by making grants of money, normally no more than £500, to provide items or services to enable them to develop their potential in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts and sport.

Our Latest News

Support for Schools in Lockdown

We’re delighted to have been able to help young people in the New Forest’s schools during lockdown with donations totalling more than £15,000.

International Athlete’s Support for Olivia Inspires

International ultramarathon runner Valeria Sesto is running the New Forest Marathon on Saturday 19 September and raising funds for youth charity, Olivia Inspires.

Olivia Inspires Supports Disadvantaged Pupils in Lockdown

New Forest charity, Olivia Inspires has stepped in to help disadvantaged students in the district’s schools during the coronavirus lockdown.