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.
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
Thanks to Olivia Inspires, some young people from the New Forest will be able to pursue their dreams in 2020.
Last weekend over 130 sailors travelled to Derwent Reservoir for the Angel of the North 2019 team racing regatta. The event, hosted by Durham (Olivia’s university) and Newcastle University Sailing Clubs, was proud to be supporting Olivia Inspires. There were two days of competitive team racing in Firefly dinghies and in between races the…