We use cookies to improve the experience and engagement you have of our website, these are currently blocked. Would you like to allow cookies? To find out more about our cookies, see our Privacy Policy. Please note that if you do not allow cookies you may not be able to view all the content on this website. Allow Cookies

The Student Guide is here for you - filling you in on life and fun at uni!
Pinterest Facebook Subscribe to our RSS feeds Twitter YouTube

A student, a wedding, an impossible situation, and a helicopter.

By Sj.Cliff
A student, a wedding, an impossible situation, and a helicopter.

Sounds like the plot of a straight to DVD film, right? But this is serious.

A student from has 45 minutes after his exam in Cambridge to get to his sister’s wedding in Wiltshire.

Louis McBride, in his first year of a Natural Sciences degree, realised he was in trouble when he found out his Physics exam fell on the same day as his sister's wedding – June 7th.
He said the 125 mile journey, which would take around 4 hours to drive, can be made by helicopter. The only problem is the price tag that comes with hiring a helicopter.

Louis said: “After the death of our beloved grandfather this March our family will not feel whole at the wedding, and so I’m absolutely desperate to be able to attend.

“This would mean the world to me and my sister, but as you may imagine this is somewhat beyond my budget as a student, and therefore I need the help of generous people like you to be with the ones I love on the day.”

Along side his Gofundme.com account, Louis has made a pretty funny video to explain his situation and ask for help.


It must have worked because at the time of writing, he’s almost half way there!

Louis added: “I’d be absolutely distraught not to be able to make it, and not to be able to support my sister on her special day.”

Some people have criticised his cause online, saying it’d be easier to move the wedding, or that public appeals should only fund public needs. But really, if that’s how you feel, why are you on the page?

If the target isn’t met/is beaten, Louis has pledged to give the money to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Want to get involved? Then sponsor Lewis here!

Popular articles

The Student Guide Magazine

Read more