Just received this from "old webby" who seems to be discovering his youth, or should that be yoof, in his retirement years.
On 25 October I shall be jumping out of an aircraft and spending 30 freefall seconds praying that my parachute opens. This madness is being undertaken in order to raise money for WAC Arts.
WAC is an amazing arts and media organisation which uses drama, music, dance etc to help and to develop a wide range of children and young adults, from those who are socially disadvantaged to those with learning difficulties or with physical disabilities. My daughter Niamh, when she is not treading the boards or gracing our TV screens, uses her drama skills to do awe-inspiring work in encouraging and motivating youngsters who have social problems and to develop communication with and participation by young adults with often very severe physical disabilities.
WAC are facing a financial crisis, having had their public funding slashed, including the loss of their Arts Council grant. They have launched a massive fund-raising campaign, and I am delighted to be helping to raise money for them in recognition of the extraordinary work that Niamh does with them.
Fuller details are at www.justgiving.com/Martin-Webb1 , including links to WAC's work. It would be great if you could sponsor me - and perhaps say a prayer that I land the right way up.
To date a total of £1,229.42 has been raised, which really will help towards the fantastic work that WAC are able to do for disadvantaged youngsters. And if you were waiting to see whether I survived before donating, then it’s not too late to add a few bob via the JustGiving page.
Many thanks again. Oh, and in case you were wondering… no, never again!
[If you can really take more, there are further photos via the link above - Dave Rees next or a Forum skydive?]
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2014 9:09:15 GMT by maddogfagin: Amended spelling error
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