The group will be calling back to the NDCS Challenges telephone number each day with an update. The updates will be published at the following link (don’t worry - there’s nothing there just yet!). You can pass this link onto friends, family and sponsors.
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
I hope to be one of the first deaf people to reach the North Pole in April 2008. I'm part of a team that will be travelling on foot between latitude 89N and the Geographic North Pole at 90N. We'll make the epic journey on foot, so that's 60 nautical miles (approximately 70 statute miles) pulling 40kg pulks across the ice and snow!
I am raising a huge £27,000 in aid of the National Deaf Children's Society for this expedition. But.....my challenges don't stop there, as I'm going to take on, not one, not two.... but three marathons and triathlon this year to help raise the money!!
Maraton: Rome Marathon - March 08
I hope that you can help me in a couple of ways. First of all by digging deep and sponsoring me online and secondly, by passing this link to your friends; the more that know about this, the better. In cases like this, a little does make a difference at the end. I will cover all expenses for the marathons - transport, accommodation etc so that all sponsorship money will go toward s the NDCS. If sponsor ship is going well then I will try to join fourth marathon after Berlin!
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: The National Deaf Children's Society 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 please please please please sponsor me now!
Many thanks for your support.
NDCS North Pole website - http://www.ndcschallenges.org.uk/challenges/north_pole/
Recent Update News links:
25/08/2007: My new expedition website - www.oliverwestbury.co.uk
26/06/2007: New DeafNYE Website launched - www.deafnye.com for New Year Eve Party
29/01/2007: Article - The News (Portsmouth) NewspaperMoney Statement:
19/10/2007: £213.80 - flight return to Longyearbyen (13 April to 29 April 2008)
25/10/2007: £174 - Insurance
Company Sponsor:27/02/2007: BT donation of £5,000
26/04/2007: Birkdale Trust donation of £1,000 (Not Yet - Will arrive next Apr 08)
13/12/2007: Micheal Simkins donated of £500
Money to NDCS account:
15/12/2007: £1185 (£500 Micheal Simkins )
12/02/2007: £1100 (Deaf Poker Tournament)
Debbie Westbury - 25/01/2007 - Donation - £25.00 - Good luck Oli x
Ian Mitchell - 25/01/2007 - Donation - £25.00 - Good luck!
Sue Westbury - 11/01/2007 - Donation - £100 - Good luck - hope you get lots of sponsors and tons of money. Don't forget your thermals!!
Beard - Oliver's 180 day itch justgiving - £935My History of Marathon Results:
8th Rome: 16th March 2008: 3hrs 14mins
7th Berlin: 30th Sept 2007 : 3hrs 03mins PB
6th Stockholm - 9 June 2007 : 3hrs 19mins (32c Degree!)
5th Paris - 15 April 2007 : 3hrs 12mins (28c Degree!)
4th Lisbon - 3 Dec 2006 : 3hrs 07mins
3rd Warsaw - 17 Sept 2206 : 3hrs 29mins
2nd Prauge - 14 May 2006 : 3hrs 52mins
1st New York - 3 Nov 2005 : 3hrs 56mins
The Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon (4th August 2007) - 2 hours 31minutes
British 10km London Run: 1st July - 38.45minutes
Justgiving.com/olivernorthpole this page is closed because cannot re the change of the event date from April 2007 to April 2008 - this has meant that I had to create a new fundraising page.