Mark Olver's Fundraising Page
Event: Mark Olver's Fundraising Page
£1,525.00 raised so far
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In June and July 2008 I will be walking from Bristol to Edinburgh.
The walk will be over 400 miles, and as well as the challenge of getting my chubby little frame all the way along the route, I will also be attempting to do the whole journey without paying for any accommodation (any spare beds? caravans? hammocks?) and putting on comedy gigs, with help from my friends, all the way up.
During August I will be performing a show about the walk at the Edinburgh Festival. The show will be called Ramble On.
The walk will start on Monday 9th of June and hopefully finish sometime in July.
All the money from sponsorship will go straight to Help the Hospices, and all money raised from the gigs on the way will be split between HTH and local hospices in those areas.
There is a map of the entire route at
and I will be making more specific maps for each individual day as I get closer to leaving.
****** GIGS ON THE WALK *******
To reserve tickets for any of the gigs (or to ask questions/give love) please email:
Here are the gigs: (Please note that the gigs will start between 8 and 9pm, more exact details, including line ups, will be announced nearer to the date).
> Tuesday June 10th - RIVERSIDE HOTEL, MONMOUTH
Line up = Mark Olver, John Robins, Henry Widdicombe, Gareth Richards (a great night!!!)
> Saturday June 14th - ASSEMBLY ROOMS, LUDLOW
Lineup = Mark Olver and RUSSELL HOWARD
> Sunday June 15th - THE OLD POST OFFICE, SHREWSBURY
> Monday June 16th - THE CROSS KEYS, SELATTYN
> Wednesday June 18th - THE JUICE BAR, CHESTER
> Monday June 23rd - ROPER HALL, PRESTON
> Monday June 30th - SEEN, DARLINGTON
> Tuesday July 1st - THE MANOR HOTEL, WEST AUCKLAND
> Wednesday July 2nd - THE HONEST LAWYER, DURHAM
> Wednesday July 9th - THE VICTORIA HOTEL, BAMBURGH
And then of course Mark will be performing his show every night at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - for more details go to www.edfringe.com
The is the route and the dates if you would like to join me, or wave as I stumble by:
Monday June 9th – Bristol to Chepstow
Tuesday June 10th – Chepstow to Monmouth
Wednesday June 11th – Monmouth to Hereford
Thursday June 12th – Hereford to Leominster
Friday June 13th – Leominster to Ludlow
Sunday June 15th – Ludlow to Shrewsbury
Monday June 16th – Shrewsbury to Selattyn
Tuesday June 17th – Selattyn to Wrexham
Wednesday June 18th – Wrexham to Chester
Friday June 20th – Chester to Warrington
Saturday June 21th– Warrington to Wigan
Sunday June 22nd – Wigan to Chorley
Monday June 23rd – Chorley to Preston
Tuesday June 24th– Preston to Garstang
Wednesday June 25th – Garstang to Lancaster
Thursday June 26th – Lancaster to Kendal
Saturday June 28th – Kendal to Sedbergh
Sunday June 29th – Sedbergh to Brough
Monday June 30th – Brough to Barnard Castle
Tuesday July 1st – Barnard Castle to Bishop Auckland
Wednesday July 2nd – Bishop Auckland to Durham
Thursday July 3rd – Durham to Chester-le-Street
Friday July 4th – Chester-le-Street to Jarrow Newcastle
Saturday July 5th – Newcastle to Newbiggin-by-the-sea
Sunday July 6th – Newbiggin to Amble
Monday July 7th – Amble to Dunstan
Tuesday July 8th – Dunstan to Beadnell
Wednesday July 9th – Beadnell to Bamburgh
Thursday July 10th – Bamburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Saturday July 12th – Berwick to Cockburnspath
Sunday July 13th – Cockburnspath to Dunbar
Monday July 14th– Dunbar to North Berwick
Tuesday July 15th – North Berwick to Prestonpans
Wednesday July 16th – Prestonpans to Edinburgh
********* BLOG **********
I will be blogging as much as I can on the BERGHAUS WEBSITE. Please keep reading to see how I am doing, I will try and write every night and post photos and maybe even videos!
For more information about the walk, or to reserve tickets for the gigs on route (final details will be announced shortly) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Help the Hospices will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
So please sponsor me! Oh, and wish me luck.
Update 8th May: I have made the front page of the chortle website! http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2008/05/07/6747/take_a_hike%21
Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support - keep telling your friends!
Raising money for
Charity Registration No. 1014851
Help the Hospices is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. We want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life. The majority of hospice care in the UK is provided by our member hospices. Care is given free of charge to the patient and their friends and family. It can be at home, in the hospice and in the community and can be for days, months or years.
Apologies for the delay on sponsoring, i'm rubbish. looking forward to seeing the show, well done!
Donation by Jen Connaughton on 08/08/08
Congratulations on finishing the walk, Mark. I can't make the Fringe unfortunately but wish you well
Donation by Louise Walsh on 02/08/08
Glad to hear you have done so well Mark.
Donation by Anne Evans on 19/07/08
well done Mark great walk
Donation by Ann Luckock on 17/07/08
Donation by Kay on 16/07/08
"Choppy, Choppy, Choppy"
Donation by Ed Macleod on 16/07/08
Rock! Well done love. X
Donation by Hils Barker on 16/07/08
Congrats Olver, nice seeing you today!
Donation by Chris D'Agorne on 14/07/08
Well done lover! All that remains is to have your amazing achievement judged by idiots for a month!
Donation by John Robins on 14/07/08
This is from all at the Sedgefield Dun Cow Thursday night social 'club' - well done Mark.
Donation by Chris Lines on 14/07/08
We are SO impressed! Sent an email to all on our comedy list so Chew Valley can follow your progress! PLEASE come & do a show for us on your return!
Donation by Maire & Mike (East Harptree) on 13/07/08
Donation by Tom Phillips on 13/07/08
thanks for keeping us entertained while at DOND keep up the good work nearly there
Donation by whitey on 12/07/08
Well done Mark, what a star you are
Donation by Dorothy and Peter on 11/07/08
Well done on getting so far Mark! I'll be seeing your show in Edinburgh.
Donation by Fiona on 11/07/08
I would doth my cap Sir, if I wore one... well done!
Donation by Matt Kirkham on 11/07/08
Well done Mark we take off our hats to you. Have been really enjoying the blog and look forward to hearing about it in person when you get back!
Donation by Nick and Cathy Wright on 10/07/08
Sorry I couldn't accompany/carry you for a bit but see you soon. Bye! (well done and all that)
Donation by Alex Horne on 10/07/08
Donation by Adam on 09/07/08
well done mark your brilliant,
Donation by john & caroline satchwell on 08/07/08
Your're nearly there! whoop! good work!xx
Donation by Sarah @ Jesters on 07/07/08
Have you got to buy new shoes in a smaller size now that you've worn your feet down?
Donation by Adam Wilkes on 03/07/08
Good luck Mark, you are, of course completely bonkers.
Donation by Laurie Allanson on 01/07/08
A fantastic undertaking for such a seriously funny man...
Donation by A Grin n' Tonic fan on 01/07/08
Hi 5 Mark. Sussed the TV remote - now trying to get them to buy me a remote controlled helicopter
Donation by Murphy of Selattyn on 28/06/08
- * Online donations£1,525.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£1,525.00
- Gift Aid£349.18
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