Date published: 11 May 2016 by Anna Jackson
Two brave celebrities leapt 10,000 feet last Saturday in a tandem skydive to raise vital funds for Rainbow Trust to support terminally ill and life threatened children across the country.
Rainbow Trust Ambassador and founder of Taylor Morris eyewear, Hugo Taylor, accepted a dare from the charity to take on the ‘Jump With Us’ challenge on Saturday 30 April.
Radio presenter Pandora Christie then accepted Hugo’s very public request on Twitter to join him at the Army Parachute Association in Netheravon, Salisbury and raised £1,034, almost enough to support a family with a terminally ill child for an entire year.
Pandora put her fear of heights behind her and enjoyed the challenge so much she even agreed to jump again.
“The skydive was an incredible experience. I still can’t quite believe I did it – I hate heights and had never done anything like this before but it was for an amazing cause and I’m so glad I was able to raise some much needed funds. The families being supported by Rainbow Trust can only dream that one day their own child will be well enough to do such a crazy thing, so I counted my lucky stars and was determined to make this jump count.” Pandora Christie, Radio Presenter
“We are so grateful to Hugo and Pandora and all the other brave ‘Jump With Us’ skydivers who took to the skies for Rainbow Trust on Saturday. By overcoming their fear, the money they raised means that we can help families overcome some of the immense challenges they face when caring for a life threatened or terminally ill child.” Emma Haines, Rainbow Trust’s Director of Marketing and Fundraising.
Rainbow Trust is calling on more daredevils to join them at its next jump day on July 30. The charity has reserved spaces at airfields in Wiltshire, Kent, Durham and Lancaster and each brave participant has a fundraising target of £395. For those not brave enough to jump, £3 text donations can be made by texting RAINBOW to 70111.
For more information and to sign up for a skydive visit: rainbowtrust.org.uk/skydive