Jolly Jeep’s NHS Mission

The Restoration


‘Jolly Jeep’

The Willys Jeep is a long way from the vehicles we know 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 and be involved as much as you want to be.

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I am asking for support from individuals or companies to help me complete The Jolly Jeep Challenge through sponsorship. I have already absorbed all my available funds to buy the Jeep and to buy all the parts need to build a running chassis, this massive challenge is going to be impossible without help.

I need to raise a further £5000 to complete the Jeep and the 2018 challenge, see break down below.

Key items and areas I need the support:

  • Body kit
  • Tyers x5
  • Wheels x5
  • Insurance (workshop activities)
  • Challenge expenses (fuel and so on)
  • Trailer (looking to borrow one)
  • Lots of boxes of Cadburys Hero’s chocolates.

Please contact me if you feel you might be able to help in any way.

Jolly Jeep NHS Mission = £ 5000 target – Running Total = £ 2000

The Challenge

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 bone marrow transplant 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!



The Jolly Jeep Challenge is to rebuild a Willys Jeep and giving others the opportunity to get involved in  the restoration and the challenge. When the Jeep is finished myself and the people that have helped restore it will come along to the bone marrow transplant hospitals across the country to thank the staff for everything they do. The campaign is to raise funds an awareness  for Bloodwise, the Anthony Nolan Trust and the hospitals charitable trusted related to cancer services and more importantly recruit new potential life saving donor to the register!

Over the course of the summer 2018 fellow survivors and I will drive the Jeep to the bone marrow transplant hospitals, where on arrival we will invite the nurses, doctors and other staff to pop down and grab a chocolate of thanks.

The UK’s transplant hospitals are:

  1. Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  2. Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  3. Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  4. Bristol Royal Infirmary
  5. Christie Hospital NHS Trust
  6. Churchill Hospital – Oxford
  7. Derriford Hospital
  8. Great Ormond Street Hospital
  9. Hammersmith Hospital
  10. Heartlands Hospitals 
  11. King’s College Hospital
  12. Leeds General Infirmary
  13. Leicester Royal Infirmary
  14. Manchester Royal Infirmary
  15. Nottingham City Hospital
  16. Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Birmingham
  17. Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow (HSCTS)
  18. Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  19. Royal Hospital For Children – Glasgow
  20. Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  21. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  22. Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  23. Southampton General Hospital
  24. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
  25. St. George’s Hospital
  26. St. James’s University Hospital
  27. The Freeman Hospital
  28. The Royal Free Hospital
  29. The Royal Marsden Hospital Adults
  30. The Royal Marsden Hospital Paediatrics
  31. University College Hospital
  32. University Hospital of Wales
  33. Great North Children’s Hospital – Ward 14
  34. Great North Children’s Hospital – Ward 3


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