The Olivia Faulkner Foundation -TOFF

This is our beautiful daughter.  She was sadly taken away from us at just 19 years old. Olivia Emma Faulkner, a dancer, singer, actress and all round amazing talent. Olivia started her dance journey at the tender age of 3 and was always destined to follow her dreams to be a West End star. She left home at the age of 13 to attend full time dance school and then following her dreams went on to gain a place in one of the top dance colleges in London, Laine theatre arts at the young age of 16. This is where her dreams truly became reality. Olivia graduated in July 2017 with the highest accolade from college; top female vocal award and most promising star of the future . The day of graduation she was offered her first professional job in the musical, 'Pippin'. She was so excited to land her first major role, and as a family we were so incredibly proud of her. Continuing on her journey to stardom she was then offered a transfer to perform the show in London with her Pippin family starting in February 2018 . Olivia was loved by so many people and wherever she went she always became part of their families . She was always singing, such a fun loving girl who had so much to look forward to . On Monday 27th November we got the devastating news that Olivia had tragically taken her own life . We will never know why. She was always smiling, laughing, and constantly singing in her London flat with her friends, at her home with her family and everywhere in between. We are all truly heartbroken that we never realised she was struggling mentally. People will think surely there were signs, surely somebody would have noticed. There was nothing. We are such a close family and it breaks or heart to think she felt she had no other way . She FaceTimed us every day laughing and joking . She sent Keenan, her brother funny videos every day and was looking forward to coming home for Christmas so very much. Our aim now is to raise awareness of mental illness in the dance world. Ultimately raising enough money to keep her memory alive. We hope Olivia’s story will help people reach out and tell someone how they are feeling , if it saves just one family the heartbreak we are going through all our efforts and every single penny will be worth it. Thank you for reading Olivia’s story please dig deep and help us remove the stigma of mental health.

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  • Fran Leak 
    • £10 
    • 3 mos
  • Jamie Jardine 
    • £5 
    • 6 mos
  • Ellie Howarth 
    • £10 
    • 6 mos
  • Janice Wright 
    • £10 
    • 6 mos
  • Paula Jardine  
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer

Zoe Blackburn Faulkner 
Organizer
Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
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