Bernie Hollywood: Philanthropic Adventurer
By day Bernie is a cool headed banker harnessing business potential throughout the UK. Outside of his day job he is a compassionate wizard working behind the curtains to support others to build their dreams. Bernie has raised and contributed over £39 million to the third sector for UK & overseas charities. He shares some of those moments that inspired his life of giving.
Bernie combines fundraising with sporting achievements including 41 consecutive marathons in 20 days, a world record for running the longest distance in 7 days, trekking unsupported to Geographical North & South Poles, crossing the Sahara and climbing Everest, Kilimanjaro and McKinley. He created the first ever blind ukulele orchestra & Braille song sheets here in Liverpool as well as ““Merchant Giving”” a ground breaking micro-donation service which had raised thousands of pounds of sustainable donations for UK charity. He received an OBE in 2013 for his contributions to charity.”stainable donations for UK charity.