Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes (vocals) and Jordan Fish (keyboards) plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort raise money for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Hospital (PICU Southampton), where Fish’s son recovers from a traumatic health complication.
This morning, Fish shared a long, emotional Instagram post detailing his son Eliot’s story and recovery after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
On the evening of Sunday 21st August, our 4 day old baby Eliot suffered what we eventually found out was a Brain Haemorrhage. My wife Emma and I reacted as quickly as we could as soon as we began to feel his crying changed from what you would consider ‘normal’ to something else. We called an ambulance in the early hours of the morning and did our best to keep him calm, awake and alive.
Fish goes on to thank the “amazing” staff at PICU Southampton for their care and outline the role that the hospital plays in the community. Additionally, he reveals his means to raise money for the clinic which band mate Sykes jumps in on.
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. Oli asked immediately if he could join me and help raise as much awareness for this cause as possible.
In January, the pair will fly to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Their trip will span eight days which Fish outlines on the fundraiser’s webpage. Sykes and Fish will hike for an average of seven hours per day and reach nearly 20,000 feet in altitude.
To contribute to Fish’s cause, visit his JustGiving.com link. The musician’s goal is to raise £100,000.