Ipswich: Olly Rofix looks for sponsorship to help him continue his charity fundraising adventures
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Only recently returned from his most recent money-raising exploits, Olly Rofix is already planning his next charity fundraiser.
Last month the 28-year-old visited several children’s cancer hospitals around the country on a vintage tractor which he used to tow his boat Jolly Olly.
Olly was raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Anthony Nolan Trust, having beaten a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia himself only a few years ago.
The boat was carried on an Ifor Williams trailer loaned to him by Agroco Ltd. and because Olly is keen to take it to more events he has been offered the trailer for a reduced sum.
He is now looking for sponsorship to help him complete the purchase so he can continue his fundraising activities.
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Olly said: “I want to use the boat by taking it to schools and local events and due to the success of the challenge Andy at Agreco Trailers offered nearly £1000 off the trailer as sponsorship.
“I’m now trying to find a further £2000 so I can carry on using the trailer to get the boat to where it needs to be.”
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Olly’s next big fundraiser is to help him collect the minimum £1,800 asked for by the Anthony Nolan Trust who he is running for in next year’s London Marathon.
To do this, he is asking people to sponsor him for a 26-hour continuous dive with Diveline in Ipswich.
Olly said: “To raise the minimum of £1,800 I’m going to do a 26 hour dive at Diveline.
“The date is yet to be confirmed but it will be this year around Christmas.
“I’m going to be looking for companies to sponsor an hour to represent one mile of the marathon.
“Members of the public will also be invited to come along and try diving during the challenge and come and ‘say’ hello.
Olly will also be raising the money he needs to restore a Willys Jeep to take to Normandy next year for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which will in turn be raising money for Addenbrookes Charitable Trust.
He already has one sponsor, Marine and Industrial Sealants, who have pledged £250.