BMTH's Jordan Fish & Oli Sykes To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro For Charity

Written by Andy Ritchie / Photo from Jordan's JustGiving page / August 31, 2016

Bring Me The Horizon's Jordan Fish has announced that he and bandmate Oli Sykes will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the children's ward at Southampton Hospital.

Jordan's wife Emma recently gave birth to the pair's first born child, Eliot, who suffered a brain haemorrhage at 4 days old. Thanks to the quick action of his parents and the good work of the people at Southampton Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Eliot was thankfully stabilised and he's now some way on his way to recovery.

As a way of paying something back to the unit that has taken such good care of his boy, Jordan has set about the task of a fundraising climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise funds for a new bed at the ward.

"While in hospital I decided that I would focus myself on doing something positive for the ward and trying to raise enough money to pay for a new bed for them," Jordan says. "Oli asked immediately if he could join me and help raise as much awareness for this cause as possible. In January we will fly to Tanzania where we will climb Mt Kilimanjaro over the course of 8 days."

"In terms of Eliot's recovery we still have a very long way to go and we are taking each day at a time, however he is still alive to fight, he is breathing on his own and we are seeing small improvements every day. He is a little fighter and has shown amazing signs of recovery already, even at this early stage. We owe that completely to the Nurses, Doctors, Neurologists and staff at PICU."

You can read all about the pair's upcoming challenge, and hear Jordan's story through his on words over on his JustGiving page. And if you can spare a few quid you can do that there in a couple of clicks, or by clicking the button below.

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