Squaddies plan 7,300km fundraiser for little Oliver

Bicester remembrance.Parade back through the market square after the service in the catholic church.23 Pioneer Regiment.'091108M-C121
Bicester remembrance.Parade back through the market square after the service in the catholic church.23 Pioneer Regiment.'091108M-C121

A TEAM of Bicester soldiers is preparing for a 7,300km endurance challenge to help a little Ambrosden boy take his first steps.

The soldiers aim to cover the distance from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan to the home of little Oliver McConnell in Ambrosden using running, rowing and cycling machines between April 1 and July 31.

Team members, who are currently based at Camp Bastion, plan to run a final leg from RAF Brize Norton to Ambrosden on July 31.

Their friend, soldier Barry McConnell, and his wife Danielle need to raise £72,000 in six months for an operation to allow Oliver to walk.

For details, visit www.facebook.com/BastiontoBicester.