At Westminster for a showing of Olivia's Story

Olivia’s Story’ screened at Portcullis House in Westminster 10th July 2023

Olivia’s mother, Jo Alkir, is campaigning for a black box to be installed in every young driver’s car to track their driving and avert future tragedies. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​This black box would collect data for insurers to form a telematics insurance policy, affecting the car insurance premium and promoting safer driving. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​ Jo also supports the ‘graduated…

Olivia's Story at the Seneddenedd

Olivia’s Story at the Senedd

On Tuesday 28 February 2023, the story of Olivia Alkir was shared with members of the Senedd, road safety campaigners, the emergency services, and insurance industry representatives at the Senedd with the aim of making our roads safer for young people in Wales. Olivia’s Story is a film which tells the tragic events surrounding the…

Service of dedication for Olivia's window

Olivia’s window is installed

More than 100 people gathered on Saturday 10th September to remember Olivia Alkir. A service of dedication was held at the church of St Michael and All Angels in Efenechtyd for the unveiling of Olivia’s Window. The stained glass window, a memorial to Olivia, replaced one of the existing Victorian, plain glass windows in the…

Jo sees Olivia's window design in progress

Jo sees Olivia’s window for the first time

Jo visited Recclesia today to see the progress on Olivia’s window. The window is based on a piece of abstract artwork by Olivia showing the lane leading to the churchyard where she now rests. The work on the window is painstaking. Colour is gradually laid onto the glass until it’s perfect. Some elements are hand…

Old window is removed

Work on Olivia’s Window begins

Work is underway on Olivia’s window. A few days ago an engineer from Recclesia removed the clear window pane from the church in Efenechtyd in preparation for the new window. The photo here is an impression of how the window will look once installed.  

Olivia's window

We did it!

The target of £15,000 to create and install Olivia’s window in the church in Efenechtyd has been reached. £9,544 was raised online via the JustGiving website and the rest was through all manner of other fundrasing activities. Mesut and I would like to thank everyone who has donated and helped us reach our target. We…

Donation from Rhos Street School

We are very grateful to Ysgol Rhos Street community who raised £210.18 towards Olivia’s window on their own clothes day. Headteacher, Andrew Davis, said: “We were delighted to pass on the money that the school community raised towards the stained-glass window to be created in memory of Olivia Alkir, Jo’s daughter and ex-Rhos Street pupil,…