By Jack Taylor
A charity has been launched in memory of Olivia Burt, a Castle student who died last year whilst on a night out in Durham.
The charity, Olivia Inspires, aims to help children and young people aged 11 to 18 whose families live in the New Forest District Council area and are facing financial hardship.
Grants of, normally, no more than £500, will be awarded to young people for items and services that will enhance their potential in STEM subjects, arts and sport. Olivia’s parents stated when launching the charity: “Our daughter 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 people.
“Olivia has been taken from us, but Olivia Inspires aims to allow her spirit to live on by helping young people in the New Forest to realise their potential.”
Image: Olivia Inspires