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Oliver’s 24,000 mile bike ride for Fisher House

October 9, 2012

Later this year, 18 year-old Oliver Plunket will climb aboard his motorbike and begin a 24,000 mile ride to raise funds for Fisher House.

Oliver will be travelling from Argentina to Alaska, crossing two continents and fourteen countries, on a gap year adventure which will take seven months to complete. As well as the motorbike trip, Oliver will be volunteering in seven American Fisher Houses in California, Washington State and Alaska along the way.

Oliver's 24,000 mile route

Oliver said: ‘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.”

To find out more about Oliver’s plans, please go to http://www.olliesodyssey.org.uk. There is also a short film about Oliver’s plans on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Lw8tNVKGQ.  

To sponsor Oliver and raise funds for Fisher House, please go to http://www.justgiving.com/olliebikeride/

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