Story

Hello everyone:) you all know I'm a bit crazy but I'm a right wimp & a big girl too!

I'm going to be doing a SOLO skydive for charity (on the weekend of the 5th of March, 2011) I've never done anything like this before & I'm not daring at all, or in to extreme sports! so I'm very excited but sooooooo scared too. I actually get travel sick very easily! so I think I've lost the plot booking this!

I'm not even doing the slightly less scary option by diving in tandem. I'm skydiving for the first time solo & doing a static jump! Yikes!

I got the skydive booked as a Christmas present from Matt (so everything is paid for) that way every penny donated goes straight to the charity.

The charity I've chosen is Skcin (www.skcin.org) The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity.

This a great charity that supports skin cancer. This charity is very personal to me as I've recently had a skin cancer scare myself & had a couple of mole excisions after they suspected them to be possible malignant melanomas. The whole thing was quite traumatic, unexpected & rushed but I've been very lucky & everything was fine! So I'm very grateful as I have so many moles... But at least now really understand the importance of regular checks & staying safe in the sun & will monitor things a lot more. I want to help raise awareness as so many people die from this type of skin cancer every year & more often than not if the mole was spotted & simply removed early on it would save so many lives. So this is why I want to support the charity & their brilliant work.

Here's a bit more information about the work the charity & the work they do:

1. Raising the profile of skin cancer targeting "at risk" groups both at work and at leisure.

2. Creating awareness in respect of the signs and symptoms of the disease thereby encouraging individuals to seek medical attention leading to vital early detection.

3. Providing funds for equipment with which to improve treatment of the disease and for creating a more welcoming environment for patients.

Karen Clifford passed away on New Year's Eve 2005 after a courageous battle against skin Cancer. Since the disease was diagnosed, her family were dismayed to discover that while a few specialist organisations existed, there were in fact no specific all encompassing organisations with national aspirations.

Whilst recognising the existence of the excellent annual Cancer Research UK "Sunsmart" campaign and the work undertaken by other skin cancer organisations in other parts of the UK, we firmly believe that skin cancer requires a continuous onging national campaign resulting in a significantly higher profile for the disease targetting all age groups at home and abroad at work and at play.

Together with medical professionals at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, the family and friends have set out to establish what is hoped to be the first high profile charitable organisation targeting this specific form of cancer in the UK. The principle objective of the charity is to ensure that the danger of over-exposure to the sun is given greater profile with the emphasis on education resulting in the vital early detection of the disease.

Registered Charity 1116440

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

If you know me you will how scared I am, but how I love a challenge! So please dig deep and donate now, thanks everyone!

Rachael xxxx

*I promise to post all photographs & videos on here as proof that I haven't wimped out!!!

Raising money for

SKCIN - The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity

SKCIN - The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity

Charity Registration No. 1150048

Skcin raise awareness of the UK's most common cancer through education, prevention and early detection. 80% of skin cancers are are caused by over-exposure to UV from the sun/sunbeds, so are largely preventable! Thus, lives really can be saved by promoting sun safety and skin vigilance!

Donations 43

windmill.png

Well done Rachael, great photos!

Donation by Jinny Lazenby on 22/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Well Done Rach! Brave Girl :)

Donation by Helen Starkie on 14/03/11

windmill.png

Well done for the very brave solo jump! And for being a great tweeter to follow on Twitter :)

Donation by Jeremy (lonefox) on 10/03/11

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Well done Rachael for being so brave!

Donation by Victoria Lem on 09/03/11

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Hi Rach. Well done you. I don't think I could have managed it!!

Donation by Paul Davies on 06/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good Luck......and enjoy it, it will be an ace experience!!!!!

Donation by LISA GLOVER on 03/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/03/11

£3.00

+ £0.85 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good luck, you'll love it ;)

Donation by PRINTforLOVEofWOOD LETTERPRESS on 02/03/11

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Hi Rachael, sorry it's late. Best of luck from Lisa and me! Enjoy it!

Donation by Paul Malone on 02/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

windmill.png

getting closer....argh!!

Donation by jennifer nosworthy on 02/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good luck Rach! This is what Dad passed away with, so its close to the heart! Youre very generous doing something like this for charity! <3 xxxx

Donation by Helen Stevens on 02/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good luck - it's a scary but amazing experience xxxx

Donation by Carrie Catterall on 02/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good Luck Rachael! You're much braver than me!! x

Donation by Caroline Rilatt on 02/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good luck, Im gutted I cant jump with you :-( it will being amazing!

Donation by Kate Thorburn on 01/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

windmill.png

I am so proud of you, a beautiful warrior xx

Donation by victoria delaney on 28/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good Luck Rachael!xx

Donation by Katie Brown on 28/02/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Your crazy and amazing! love u amy xxxxx

Donation by Amy Wilde on 28/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good Luck Rachael x

Donation by Angela Stevenson on 27/02/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

smiley-lone.png

Good luck Rach! This is an amazing! And a once in a lifetime experience! You're super brave! Have Fun!

Donation by Moni :) on 27/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Go rachie go!!!! Don't smile too much on the way down the force of the drop will make it stick!!!xxx

Donation by Nicola Hunt on 26/02/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good luck Rachael!!

Donation by Laura Towers on 22/02/11

£3.00

+ £0.85 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good luck Rach and thanks for your support also ;) x

Donation by Steven Blakemore on 19/02/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Donation by rachel westhead on 17/02/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Go Rach Go ! you will love it x x love di,ste & bump x

Donation by Diane Davies on 16/02/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£417.00
  • Offline donations£125.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£542.00
  • Gift Aid£108.59

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.