To start the Skydive!!
What an amazing day that was!! When i woke up at 5.45am the sun was already shining and i knew it was going to a beautiful day for the 17 mad volunteers to jump out of a plane!!
They had all message me the night before with there sponsorship totals and we were looking at about £4,200 at the start of the day!! My target was around £3000, if the minimum £400 Sponsorship was raisied by each one and they all took the £230 away for Skydive costs, that would mean a minimum of £170 going to Breath of Life's CF Project!! This would of made £2890! I still have 3 Skydivers jumping on a different date so I knew £3000 was easily achievable!!
I was blown away the next day when I realised including all the gift aid from justgiving sites we were on around £5000 and the total has been getting higher n higher, with people still sponsoring!! To date the total stands at £5988.11 and i'm so excited!!
On the Saturday my local paper ran a small little article about me setting it up the event:
Click the link to read the article!! I was a page 3 girl for once!! lol xxx
I was hoping for a follow up and I wanted this article to be about my Skydivers but unfortunately for them, even though i sent photos and quotes the follow up got changed a little as the Sentinel nominated me for a "Charity Champion" Award with the The Sentinel Our Heros Awards. The following article is the small follow up to how much we have raised and about my nomination!!
I am so honored to receive the Nomination and hope that I can do more in the Fundraising line before September when they decide who goes forward to the award ceremony!!
So i want to take this opportunity to Thank each n everyone of my Amazing Skydivers and tell you a little bit about them too!!
So first up was Ash, Mel and Rach!! Overall these 3 raised just over £1000 after paying part towards their skydives. Thanks you xx
|Ash, Mel and Rach after their Skydive!!|
Rachel Hughes: I have know since I was about 4yrs old, we went Primary School, dancing, swimming together till we were bout 17! I hadn't seen Rach for about 10 years so when she wanted to get involved in Skydive in got us back in touch!!!
Melissa Roberts: I met Mel 18 months ago when I started working at Monsoon, Mel also works at Swynerton Arms Pub and had plenty of punters sponsoring her because they didn't believe she'd actually do it!
Ashley Doyle: I only actually met Ash for first time at Skydive, he friends with Rach, but when he contacted me it seemed it was a small world as he knew my brother too and also one of my other friends with CF Aaron so he was really excited to be getting involved!! Ash gave me this quote for the paper and i'm so sorry it didn't go in for your nan to read, but maybe you can show her my blog instead!!
The next three i hadn't met till the day of the skydive either!! Danni, Kev and Matt! The 3 of them together raised just over £500 so thank you so much for getting involved.
Stephanie Shaw-Myatt: Steph my lovely best friend, Steph has just come back from a month travelling in Bali and is a midwife. She loved every minute of the skydive, didn't want to do any tricks, she just wanted to sit back and enjoy the view!