Members of the band Bring Me the Horizon have signed on for a special climbing trip up Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Singer Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish have both taken on the trip as a fundraiser for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Hospital in the U.K.
They decided on the trip after Fish's four-year-old son was treated at the facility for a brain condition:
"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," he said.
"In October 2017 we will fly to Tanzania, where we will climb Mt Kilimanjaro over the course of eight 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."
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