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