Hey, didn't see you there! 

Thanks  for having a wee gander at our fundraising page. What're we doing you ask? You probably already know but we, Chris Oliver (53), and daughter, Catherine Oliver (22), will be cycling across the USA in May this year. We feel that it's essential to include our ages, everyone does these days. 31 years apart, we will both be covering 3,415 miles (probably more) together in seven weeks. Catherine will obviously win (if it were a race). But it's not a race. We're calling it an adventure. 

We're raising for WaterAid. A pound a mile that both of us do TOGETHER (see what we did there?). So 50p each. Or 51p for Catherine and 49p for Chris. But who's counting?

We are. We will be! As every gruelling mile may be a struggle but it will be worth it as we wholly believe that this charity runs brilliant sustainable projects to promote clean water, sanitation and hygiene around the world. Something we think that everyone should be entitled to. Have a think about this:

"783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in ten of the world's population." (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2012 update).

So if you'd like to donate, thank you! We most certainly won't be the only people appreciating your help. 

Check out our blog here: 
We'll be updating a photo a day during the trip. 

Updates 1

We did it!! Thanks so much for your support! Check out our blog about our trip here:

05/07/13 03:40

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 288701 (England and Wales) and SC039479 (Scotland)

WaterAid is an international charity. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. Thanks so much for your support!

Raising money for

Run by WaterAid

Charity Registration No. 288701 (England and Wales) and SC039479 (Scotland)

Donations 119

Donation by Susan Mosley on 16/08/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

From Madeline Thomas

Donation by Chris Oliver on 31/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations to you both. Inspirational!

Donation by Ruth O'Sullivan on 16/07/13


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Well Done! Such an impressive feat!

Donation by Anonymous on 10/07/13


Fantastic effort - well done

Donation by Evelyn Smith on 07/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done

Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Chris & Catherine

Donation by A OLIVER on 02/07/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Really well done to you both!

Donation by Mark Wilson on 02/07/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Chris and Catherine on a fantastic achievement for a great cause. You are an inspiration to us all. Safe trip back to Scotland.

Donation by Carole Nicholson on 01/07/13


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Congratulations !

Donation by Alice Darroch on 28/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic achievement, enjoy a well earned rest.

Donation by Barry Ross on 28/06/13


So impressed by your teamwork and commitment! The father daughter aspect is fun and the weight loss story is awe inspiring!

Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/13


Wow, what amazing commitment.

Donation by on 25/06/13


Well done Chris and Catherine - amazing achievement. We're all rooting for you at Spire.

Donation by Spire Edinburgh Hospitals on 25/06/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Keep on going, Catherine, youre doing great!

Donation by MeiLing & Malcolm on 25/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 23/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Keep going Ollie and Chris! Looks like you are having an INCREDIBLE time. Lots of love and support from the Powells. Sorry it's taken so long to donate...just keeping you in suspense ;-) xxx

Donation by Emily and the Powells on 22/06/13


Have that 1% lovelies! I miss my 2nd family!!! You have made your adopted daughter very proud and I've loved watching your amazing journey through photos on FB. Much love! xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 19/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/06/13


Enjoying following your journey, will miss it when you finish!

Donation by Rachael Hilliard and family on 18/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Go team Ollie, you're amazing! xxx

Donation by Sarah Harris on 17/06/13


I've just cycled 550 miles around Scotland for Tearfund's water charity. I share your pain and your elation. Chapeau!

Donation by A fellow cyclist on 17/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

An adventure & incredible memories that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. Absolutely amazing effort; hats off to you both. Love Jan & Rit xx

Donation by Jan & Rit on 10/06/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Hope the trip goes well, after a year in Moruca this will be a breeze !! P xx

Donation by Patricia Christie on 06/06/13

Hey Guys, Keep it up your doing great! Love the blog

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/13


+ £8.54 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,037.91
  • Offline donations£50.00
  • Text donations£26.00
  • Total raised£4,113.91
  • Gift Aid£796.41

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