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Fundraising for British Lung Foundation

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  • Team members: Ol Drake Alexander Milas
  • Event: Jump4metal, 19 Sep 2010

British Lung Foundation

We’re the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs. We offer hope, help and a voice. By funding research to find new treatments and cures. Supporting people who struggle to breathe to take control of their lives and campaigning for better lung health.


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 http://www.justgiving.com/Ol-Jump4metal

To sponsor ALEXANDER MILAS, go to http://www.ronniejamesdio.com 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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