The Willys Jeep is a long way from the vehicles we use today.
For a start it does not have a heating system and is over 70 years old – there is no need to have doors or windows.
The J.E.E.P is well known to have Just Enough Essential Parts – so how far can that take me?
There are many future challenges this Jeep is going to be used for but the first part of the challenge is to rebuild it!
This challenge is for anybody that has been affected by a traumatic illness and wants to be a part of the Jolly Jeep Challenge. You can come along to the workshop where we can have a barbecue if the weather is nice.
It is time to thank the NHS and the staff for I have always said ‘they are the real heroes’. Throughout my treatment and the follow up appointments I had since my treatment the system has not let me down.
In my challenges I often choose to rebuild old vehicles – giving them a new lease of life – to inspire others to achieve their own goals. I used a boat as my goal to get through my treatment – building it up bit by bit which I found to be a fantastic escape from reality and a great goal to focus on. In many ways I feel this renovation is comparable to what the NHS has done for me and so many others – when a machine has a fault I diagnose the cause, then I go to the stores to locate a new part to get the machine to run again. The doctors diagnosed me and went to the Anthony Nolan Trust to find my donor. This is where I was fitted with my new immune system so I was back up and running – just like the machine.
Over the years the NHS has received a lot of criticism from the media and the public – I think it is time everybody who works in our great hospitals to get a great big thank you!
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The Jolly Jeep Challenge is to rebuild a Willys Jeep and take it to key hospitals across the country to thank them for everything that they have done. The campaign is to raise funds for Bloodwise and the Anthony Nolan Trust. Invite fellow survivors to come and experience the challenge with me.
I will be thanking hospitals in the following areas:
I am asking for support from companies to help me complete The Jolly Jeep Challenge through sponsorship. I have already absorbed all my available funds to buy the Jeep and get it ready for this massive challenge which is going to be impossible without help.
Jeep Parts UK are kindly offering a reduced cost of components as sponsorship. If you feel you can offer any advice or sponsor some components then it would be great to hear from you.
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