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    Weʼve raised £320 to support the charity MIND. I'm putting my sanity on hold to skydive with my 70 year Dad on Tuesday 29th August!

    Newport, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017

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    Story

    Last year my Dad turned 70 and our gift to him was a skydive - something he has wanted to do for as long as I can remember. So on the 29th August, a day before he is 71, we hope to complete the jump. Needless to say, my Dad is the least scared and the most excited about this prospect! For me this is more of a challenge than a fun day out. That said it will be an achievement I'll be proud of.

    We'll also be jumping with my brother's partner Katie. I couldn't ask for two better people to jump with. Hopefully our tandem instructors will be pretty good too!

    I'll be raising money for the mental health charity Mind. Poor mental health continues to be an issue that affects many people's lives on a day to day basis, getting in the way of them enjoying life and fulfilling their aspirations. I have an amazing friend who works in mental health and services are stretched. Mind can offer support to more people, helping people to move forward with their lives.

    Please give generously to support this important charity. Around 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year, so you never know when you might need them.

    Oh and spare a thought for me on the 29th August when my legs turn to jelly and my mind is blank with terror. See you at the bottom!

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    • Allison Holland1 year ago
      Allison Holland

      Allison Holland

      1 year ago

      Jump done! Thanks for all your support. It was a day of mixed emotion - terror, elation and even a bit of pride. What a cool family I have too, well done Dad, Katie and Katie's mum Sue who decided to join us at the last minute. She's the first one out the plane on the video. My verdict "Oh my god... it was amazing and hideous at the same time". The proof is attached. Thanks for helping me raise funds for MIND - every penny will go to them.

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    • Allison Holland1 year ago
      Allison Holland

      Allison Holland

      1 year ago

      Thanks to Glenn and Cathers for the latest sponsorship 😀 I can't believe the jump is tomorrow. Until a few days ago my Dad thought we were doing a parachute jump without any free falling! He has since watched the video and declares that it's even better to fall for 45 seconds. My thoughts exactly 🤔. I was actually hoping he might change it to a more sedate response. No turning back now - over £200 raised for MIND - thanks folks x

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    • Allison Holland1 year ago
      Allison Holland

      Allison Holland

      1 year ago

      Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me so far and had a good laugh at the Oakwood video. We've decided to go to a festival on the bank holiday weekend just before the dive. If things go pear-shaped at least I will have laughed with friends, danced to some good tunes and made more memories with the family!

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    Page last updated on: 9/5/2017 7:12 PM

    Supporters

    19

    • Julie Dobson

      Julie Dobson

      Sep 5, 2017

      Words fail me! Astounding. Xx

      £20.00

    • Andrew Fry

      Andrew Fry

      Sep 1, 2017

      Well done Ally!!! 😁

      £20.00

    • Rachel James-patch

      Rachel James-patch

      Aug 29, 2017

      OMG I just watched the video, you crazy, lovely lady! I could see you thinking 'keep mouth closed!!' Xxxx

      £20.00

    • Helena

      Helena

      Aug 29, 2017

      Well done Al - amazing!!!

      £20.00

    • Kate Sunderland

      Kate Sunderland

      Aug 29, 2017

      Fantastic achievement Ally. Well done! And Happy Birthday Ally's Dad! Xx

    • Imogen Axton

      Imogen Axton

      Aug 29, 2017

      Good luck today Allison. It will be amazing! Really impressed with your bravery!!

      £10.00

    • Juniper Jake

      Juniper Jake

      Aug 29, 2017

      Good luck Ally and Katie. Xxx

      £10.00

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    Allison Holland

    Allison Holland

    Newport, United Kingdom

    Living a fulfilling life is really important to me. Yet it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. This is likely to reduce their enjoyment, confidence and wellbeing. Mind supports people to move forward so I'm supporting them.

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