So yes, on October 6th I really am going to jump out of a plane at 13,000 ft, and plummet towards the ground at 120 miles per hour, to show my support for The Big Issue Foundation and the great work they do to combat homelessness.

Did you know that the number of people sleeping rough in the UK is up 23% this year?  Or that it costs £150 for The Big Issue Foundation to help a homeless person get back on their feet?  This includes access to healthcare, getting ID to open a bank account, support to find housing and employment opportunities and re-establishing family networks.

Last year I did The Big Issue 10 mile Nightwalk through London, with one of the Big Issue vendors as my escort.  The two of us put the world to rights that night but I also got to hear first hand how The Big Issue Foundation has helped one man get his life back on track - and I was truly impressed!  So I really would love you to show your support for this worthy cause too, by sponsoring me.

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Updates 1

So I live to tell the tale! Skydiving is awesome - and so are all of you who have donated to the cause. We were blessed with a sensational day - very fortunate as I had to wait 3 hours for my turn to jump! And it was all over in a flash - but I did it! Thanks for the support x

14/10/13 07:37

Raising money for

Big Issue Foundation

Big Issue Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1049077

The Big Issue Foundation aims to enable people affected by homelessness to achieve self-confidence, self-esteem and independence by providing access to a unique range of services that help homeless people take control of their lives and find permanent homes and jobs.

Raising money for

Run by Big Issue Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1049077

Donations 12

Donation by Ian Grosvenor on 07/10/13


Good job!

Donation by Moira on 07/10/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

best of luck, my best wishes, proud of you, as you doing this for a good cause. :)

Donation by Asif on 04/10/13


What an incredible thing to do! You are braver than us!! Jo and Chris xx

Donation by Anonymous on 04/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid


Donation by Susan & John on 02/10/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/13


You go girl.

Donation by Andrew & Maina Thompson on 02/10/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Oh my goodness you amazing woman...jumping out a plane!! stay safe and enjoy...if that is possible. Well done The Parnell 15 xx

Donation by Vicki Parnell on 01/10/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Crazy lady! That's all I'm saying. Good luck though and have fun x

Donation by Jennifer on 01/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck, Helene! What a crazy and admirable feat! All the best and come down in one piece.

Donation by Emma Digby on 01/10/13

well done helene. what an inspiration you must be to your girls. i can't give a lot but every penny counts in my book. i hope you enjoy your experience. i would be terrified x

Donation by Rebecca glendinning on 01/10/13

Donation by Anonymous on 12/08/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£180.00
  • Offline donations£76.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£256.00
  • Gift Aid£37.50

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