Story

I am planning to ride a motorbike from Ushuaia in Argentina to Prudhoe Bay Anchorage in Alaska bottom to top!

 

Why do the Trip?

I decided join the British Army quite early on in my teenage years but not before I had earned a degree at University.

My careers adviser at school suggested I try for an Army Scholarship to Sandhurst, which I was awarded in May 2010.

During the overall enrolment conversation, the army suggested that if I take a gap year I should make sure I achieve something meaningful and productive, but the scope for this is quite limited and I was certainly looking to do something outside the usual activities.

I had exhausted many options when I was moved by the BBC news clip on the Fisher House charity and knew immediately, that whatever trip I took, it must be for their benefit and that of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity and other Fisher Houses proposed for the future.

The Fisher House Foundation builds and runs "homes away from home" for military patients and their families, normally on US military hospital bases.

Here in the UK, they have teamed up with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity to create the first UK Fisher House.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the receiving hospital for all the UK's military patients from around the world, and provides world class care for our military.

Having a Fisher House within walking distance means that families can be near to their loved ones when they are brought back to Birmingham, and military patients can get off the ward and spend some time with families, friends and mates from their regiments.

Fisher House is a wonderful idea and I hope to make a difference by supporting the first UK house.

You can see more at www.fisherhouseuk.org, or find out about the US organisation at www.fisherhouse.org

Thank you for reading my page

 

Updates 3

Now I'm home but still determined to hit the target of £100,000 - please dig deep and let people know about this charity!

31/07/13 06:36

Almost at £60,000! Thanks for all the support so far and looking forward to another big push in this next month or two now that I've finished and am soon to be coming home!

16/07/13 19:03

Huge thank you to all donors! Now over the 1/4 (£25,000) mark with 8 months left to hit the GOAL!

13/11/12 15:42

Raising money for

Fisher House

Fisher House

Charity Registration No. 1093989

Fisher House is a home away from home for military patients and their families. It is within walking distance of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where the UK's military patients are treated. Fisher House is completely funded by charitable support. £25 allows a family to stay for a night. Thank you.

Donations 202

Completely blown away by your achievement, well done Ollie. Such a brilliant cause. Loved reading the blog! Simon, Mary-Anne, Rory & Olivia Langman.

Donation by Simon Langman on 08/03/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

HUGEST CONGRATS Ollie for being such an inspiration and on completing such an epic journey and raising so much money. We are so proud of you. Much love, Mands, John, Louis + Poppy x

Donation by Mandy d'Abo on 05/02/14

£500.00

Well done Oliver. Looking forward to do the same trip in the future

Donation by Samuele Marcora on 04/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations on what was a fantastic achievement Oillie and all for a very worthy cause. As a fellow biker I am envious beyond words.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

James Cargo Services Ltd are very glad to be able to assist you with both your motorcycle shipments and your work for Fisher House UK. Great job Ollie!

Donation by James Cargo Motorcycle Shipping on 03/12/13

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

So sorry this has taken me so long Ols! Well well well well well done xxxx

Donation by Pem Marchant on 29/11/13

£50.00

Well done Ollie, What a fantastic achievement for a great cause.

Donation by Alex Lindsay on 21/11/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ollie. We are Charlie and Olly Wright's parents. Heard about your trip and are keen to reward your hard work.

Donation by Lisa and Michael Wright on 12/11/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ollie - such initiative! You have a good future ahead of you. (You don't know me - I knew John many years ago in Birmingham).

Donation by Wendy Greenaway on 18/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done, I wonder what great things the future holds for you?

Donation by Gary Bell on 02/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sorry it has taken me SO long....probably longer than your trip. Seems like yesterday that you were telling me about it at that Indian restaurant in Westbourne Grove. Congratulations! Huge achievement

Donation by Jon Powell on 30/09/13

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic story and great cause. Well done!

Donation by Jon on 27/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Ollie!

Donation by Darel and Sally Carey on 26/08/13

Good work Ollie. I hope you and the bike are okay!

Donation by James Knott on 16/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done mate great charity to support our injured troops proud to have it here in Birmingham

Donation by Dunc on 16/08/13

Well done. Showing us "older" bikers how its done!

Donation by Jon on 15/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A very fine achievement, well done. Nick (friend of your grandfather)

Donation by Nick Hearn on 13/08/13

£50.00

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Well done Ollie - just brilliant! Very admiring of your achievement.

Donation by David and Sylva Marchwood on 12/08/13

£200.00

welcome home ollie, tremendous performance. well done. so glad to have been in at the beginning of the adventure. hope to see you soon.

Donation by Bertie and Lou on 11/08/13

Nice one man, incredible feat. been reading all about it!

Donation by James Rose (The Rose Family) on 10/08/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

good work fella

Donation by nick halkes on 05/08/13

Well done your Granny is very proud!

Donation by Sunny Murray on 05/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

So so proud of you Ollie, clearly people born on May 10th are destined for great things! Love Freddie and Charlie

Donation by Anonymous on 04/08/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ollie - e real achievement in so many ways. Thanks for putting in the miles

Donation by Blue Pawlak on 04/08/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ollie!!! We have been following your amazing trip. We are friends of Jamie Jackson, he mentioned your dedication and determination to succeed in this quest. Our congratulations!!!!

Donation by Lois, Anne-Marie and Roberto Kruk on 01/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£11,910.56
  • Offline donations£88,118.80
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£100,029.36
  • Gift Aid£2,085.15

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