My name is Dan Turner from gosport and I am Ollies brother ash's best friend and a friend of Ollies family.
Ollie left the UK to fight alongside the YPG in Syria against ISIS in August . In November, Ollie was part of a task group that were escorting civilians back to their homes in the capital of Raqqa which had recently been liberated after being held under ISIS control.
During this operation Ollie entered a building which was known to have been booby trapped before In order to retrieve 2 young boys that were inside.
Ollie made it out with one of the boys and re-entered the building to find the other. It was when Ollie entered the building for a second time that a device was detonated and he was tragically killed.
There is a group of us running the tough guy assault course in February in just our pants to hopefully raise as much as much money as possible. This is renowned for being one of the hardest courses outside of the military...but it's the least we can do for Ollie!!!
Ollies family are currently working with the YPG and authorities to get Ollie back to the UK as soon as possible. Our aim is to raise as much as we can to ease any financial strain. We hope to help towards funeral costs as best we can and make sure Ollies family have the best chance of giving him the ceremony he so rightly deserves.
No amount of money will cure the heartache and pain Ollies family have had to endure, but please give what you can.
All funds raised are being sent straight to Ollies mum, Jane on the 4th February 2018 which is the day of the tough guy race.
Please help us reach our target. ❤️
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