The Yale students have decided that the charity they would like to donate to is ‘The Oliver Curd Trust.’ The Oliver Curd Trust set up in January 2008 by Oliver’s parents Richard and Sarah, in memory of their son Oliver. Oliver was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, a Ewings Sarcoma in April 2006. He completed treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in May 2007, but sadly lost his long brave fight with the disease in November 2007. The objective and purpose of the charity is to provide fully equipped holiday accommodation to families supporting children and young people in the UK, suffering from childhood cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in Saybrook Colony as the Collegiate School, the University is the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Handsome Dan is a bulldog who serves as the mascot of Yale University’s sports teams. Yale House at Bexhill Academy have adopted Handsome Dan as their Mascot.