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Charity skydive: Older person needed to participate

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HomeCarePreferred Wed 11-May-16 11:02:11

Hello everyone,

Home Care Preferred is organising a charity skydive and is looking to recruit an older person to participate, preferably 70 years of age or above.

The cost of the jump and all expenses will be paid for by Home Care Preferred with all funds raised going to the Alzheimer’s Society. The ideal person will be in good health and be happy to be part of a promotional film.

Those interested should contact Laura Brassett on 020 8364 3670 or [email protected].

Home Care Preferred has been offering the care and support needed to empower people to live fulfilled lives in the comfort of their homes since 2011.

For further information about Home Care Preferred, please visit:

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 11-May-16 11:51:16

Have you not found someone yet?

Well, I am surprised!

Jalima Wed 11-May-16 12:52:52

I do know someone who is about 79 who would probably do it, I will mention it to her if I see her (haven't seen her for ages though).

The Alzheimer's Society is doing a walk soon, I have sponsored a lady of 85 who will be doing it. However, that is on terra firma.

Teetime Wed 11-May-16 12:52:55

When hell freezes over!!

Greyduster Wed 11-May-16 13:09:26


Charleygirl Wed 11-May-16 13:30:11

I broke an ankle in many places falling down two stairs many years ago- I dread to think what damage I could do falling from such a height. I doubt if my knee replacement would like it, apart from the fact I do not like heights.

Alima Wed 11-May-16 13:41:13

I think Jingl should do it. Make a change from the bike. I will start the sponsorship, have a quid.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 11-May-16 14:30:45

Take a lot more than that Alima! grin

Alea Wed 11-May-16 15:27:41

David Cameron has just turned 50 , I believe. Could we get him to do it?
Baggsy I pack the parachute .........???

HildaW Wed 11-May-16 15:33:12

Someone did the maths about sky diving for charity - evidently more is spent by NHS sorting out any mishaps and accidents than is ever raised by the various charities......honest was on QI so cannot be wrong.

Leticia Wed 11-May-16 17:33:09

I did one at 60yrs - if anyone is thinking about it then go for it! A wonderful experience. I might do another when elderly.

Witzend Sun 03-Jul-16 19:37:35

I heard the other day re a charity sky dive to raise funds for a hospital, that the injuries resulting from the skydive - nothing major but several of them - cost the hospital more than the money raised.

GandTea Sun 03-Jul-16 19:56:50

I would love to volunteer for this, unfortunately we are on holiday that day. sad

LullyDully Sun 03-Jul-16 21:53:37

Wait til I have my hip operation.

AlisaAaddison Thu 08-Sep-16 06:40:54

This is great. Now old people will have a chance to enjoy these amazing rides. You can also help this NGO who has been doing remarkable job by helping old age people. If you are willing to help old age people, you can support this NGO:

Anya Thu 08-Sep-16 07:11:33

What a shame I have two broken arms or I'd have signed up for this no problem.

If someone takes up the challenges, why don't we all at GN enter into the spirit of it and support them by jumping off our sofas at the self same moment they leap from the plane?

Wobblybits Thu 08-Sep-16 07:58:53

Sorry Anya, the sofa is far too high, I get vertigo.

Charleygirl Thu 08-Sep-16 08:21:56

Anya I am afraid I would do massive damage jumping off my sofa.