OL and ALEX jumped last SATURDAY 25th September by Tower bridge.
They were fearless and very metal.

Mike and Dio R.I.P.


OL DRAKE, lead guitarist for British thrashers EVILE, is preparing to bungee
jump next to London's famous Tower Bridge this Saturday, 25th September
along with Metal Hammer editor ALEXANDER MILAS.

OL DRAKE and ALEXANDER MILAS will be jumping from Pottersfield Park, next to
Tower Bridge, at 10:30am on Saturday whilst dressed as cowboys.  Fans are
encouraged to head down and watch the brave metalheads throwing themselves
off the 160ft crane.

OL DRAKE will be jumping in memory of late EVILE bassist MIKE ALEXANDER and
in aid of the British Lung Foundation, while ALEXANDER MILAS will be jumping
in aid of the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up and Shout' Cancer Fund.

With just days left until the jump, OL DRAKE offers his final thoughts:

"I think I am more nervous of having to walk through London to get to the
jump while dressed as a cowboy.  If anyone gives me any abuse, I will spray
them with the two water pistols I have.  I will no doubt be shouting
'SLAYER' on the way down in honour of Mike.  Looking forward to it!  Hope to
see some people at the bottom shouting things at us.  In the name of Mike
and Dio, we shall jump off a big crane (never thought I'd be saying that, in
so many ways).

"Right after I'm back down to earth safely I'm gonna have a pint of cider
and then get back up to Huddersfield to leave on our 3-month US tour.  Back
down to earth, and back on the road."

Metal Hammer editor ALEXANDER MILAS adds:

"I watch the clock nervously as the moment of truth approaches and my mind
is awash with self-doubt.  Will the cord be strong enough?  And more
importantly: will I look sexy in a cape?

"Deep, resounding thanks to all who've generously contributed to this
victory of foolhardiness over common sense - it's for a very good cause.  In
the name of Mike Alexander, Ronnie James Dio and heavy metal, we'll be
making gravity our bitch.  Onward!"

To sponsor OL DRAKE, go to

To sponsor ALEXANDER MILAS, go to and donate
using PayPal, making sure to click "Add special instructions to the seller"
and then putting "JUMP4METAL" in the comments box.

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Raising money for

British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation

Charity Registration No. England and Wales 326730, Scotland SC 038415

One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease. Millions more are at risk. We are the UK's lung charity and we are here for every one of them, whatever their condition. We are the British Lung Foundation. Leading the fight against lung disease.

Raising money for

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Charity Registration No. England and Wales 326730, Scotland SC 038415

Donations 52

Donation raised by sale of Cowboy Suit that OL Drake did his charity bungee jump in, bought by Josh Handley. Thanks

Donation by Josh Handley on 13/10/10


Nice work dude!!! from Alan and all at Kilimanjaro !

Donation by Alan Day on 27/09/10


Donation from Donna and family.

Donation by Anonymous on 27/09/10


It's a bit late...but I hope it went well Ol. Best of luck over the pond mate.

Donation by Nick Hopkins on 25/09/10

Good Luck Ol, proud of ya man \m/

Donation by ricky kerr on 25/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Ol!

Donation by dean pickering on 24/09/10


I only would have spent this on beer at some point... enjoy the jump!

Donation by Greg Readings on 24/09/10


+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Good Luck!!! Very worthy cause, hope all goes well. From Chris

Donation by Christopher Shaw on 24/09/10

Good Luck guys...Mike would think you're mad but be very proud Hayley,Tom,Matt and Georgie..xx

Donation by Georgina Alexander xxx on 24/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck to both of you, and well done for raising so much! Lots of love from Ben & Lucy xx

Donation by Ben & Lucy on 24/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Emma Cassidy on 24/09/10


GOOD LUCK OL & ALEX!!...Wish we could be there mate. All the best from your Scottish pals Kimmy & Kenny \m/ \m/

Donation by Kim Bell on 24/09/10


Good luck.

Donation by Sam Scott-Hunter on 23/09/10


+ £1.88 Gift Aid

Good luck Ol.Just glad we don't have to wash your boxers afterwards!!! Heard vanish is good for stains June! x

Donation by janet and vince on 23/09/10


Good luck Ol, we are very proud of you and we are sure Mike would be too , just wish he could have seen the cowboy suit.

Donation by Tony , June and Caron on 23/09/10


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done & good luck guys (just dont look down! lol)

Donation by keith lambeth on 22/09/10


Donation by HMXThrasher on 22/09/10

Remember it's OK to hold hands. It's NOT OK to grab Alex's hair, mount him, and shout GERONIMOOOOO! Good luck!

Donation by Adam Sagir on 22/09/10

Good luck! I hope you enjoy it - looking forward to the photos

Donation by Katherine Lewis on 16/09/10


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

\m/ Enjoy yourselves you crazy kids hehe!

Donation by Rachel Mann on 15/09/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck and have fun :)

Donation by Jamie Harvey on 14/09/10


Good Luck Ol!!!!! Please be safe so us metalheads can see you in the States. Long live EVILE and Mike's memory!!!

Donation by Elizabeth Evans on 14/09/10


Nice one Ol! It takes a brave man... never mind one dressed as a cowboy. Give Zorro a push for good luck!

Donation by Jo Prog on 14/09/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

I admire you for doing something so scary...way to go and good luck!!!

Donation by Kathy Waters on 13/09/10


You'll be needing some ankles, unless they tie it to your beard !!!! :-)

Donation by Russ Russell on 13/09/10

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,061.13
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,061.13
  • Gift Aid£156.72

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