Meet Oli the Oligodendrocyte

Have you met Oli the Oligodendrocyte?

You might be wondering what an Oligodendrocyte is; Oligodendrocytes are the myelin-forming cells of the central nervous system.

Sara Hunt, CEO of ALD Life wanted to have a mascot that represents something that encompasses a part of ALD. Oli has been a part of the ALD Life merchandise for a few years, now after giving him a name we want to see where in the world Oli can possibly get to. One of our fundraisers Jon Milne is taking him on an epic adventure across the seven seas – the question is will Oli survive the waters or will he get swept away? Oli is waterproof, which means that he will be able to bob along the sea in the event that he falls off the boat!

Sara holding Oli


Oli – Goes! Where will Oli go next?

Oli’s first stop:

Buckingham Palace, London – with ALD Life’s fundraiser Jon Milne

Oli’s next stop:


Liverpool, United Kingdom

If you would like to join in with Oli’s adventure, why not ask us to send you an Oli of your very own? Don’t forget to take him with you on all of your adventures. Contact us now to take Oli on his next big adventure.


Please click here to see your photographs of Oli.


Oli is now on Twitter! Follow Oli as he makes his way across the world on his various adventures with you, our supporters. Click here to be redirected to his page.



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