Would you take the plunge to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness?
Newlife Foundation – the UK’s leading charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – is looking for daredevil fundraisers to take part in a sponsored 10,000ft parachute jump from Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 20 September.
All participants are asked to hit a fundraising target of £500, and individuals can ringfence their sponsorship to help disabled children in the UK county of their choice.
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Newlife is currently working with the families of 11 children in Leicestershire, with equipment needs totalling more than £7,700. (Newlife has already supported 332 families in the county with in excess of £355,000 of equipment.)
In response to an increase in demand for Newlife services in the county, earlier this year the charity launched the Newlife Leicestershire Fund. To find out more, go to www.newlifecharity.co.uk/leicestershire. The website enables local people to find out who needs help in their county right now and highlights the support the charity gives vulnerable families. It includes contact details for the Newlife County Liaison Team – tel no 01543 431 444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – and shows specific ways people can help support local disabled children and their families.
Newlife Foundation regional fundraiser David Reeves said: “A skydive is a great way to fundraise! Not only are you achieving something incredible in your personal life, and perhaps facing a fear, you are also changing the lives of local children who perhaps wouldn’t be able to do something like this themselves.”
“I’ve done a skydive myself, and despite my fear of heights it genuinely was a fantastic experience that I’d happily repeat – I really recommend giving it a go!”