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First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I’ve wanted to a skydive for a very long time and I’m finally getting the opportunity to do it. My Mum might not approve, but even she knows that I’ve wanted to do this since I was a little one!
What better way to do this than for a great cause. I am taking part in this challenge of a lifetime, and I will be jumping out of a plane in an exhilarating, sponsored skydive. I will quite literally be throwing myself out of a window at 14,000 ft this June in aid of the charity, Enham Trust. A not-fot-profit that means a lot to myself and Trust in Soda. (Not scary at all now or anything that it is fast approaching!!)
There are 11.9 million disabled people living in the UK alone, and a reported 25% of them say they lack choice, control and independence carrying out their daily lives. That means 3 million disabled people are left feeling powerless to make decisions that directly affect them, just because of the physical or intellectual barriers they face.
We work very closely with Enham Trust, a charity that strives to empower disabled individuals to change their lives by providing them with the care, housing, advice, employment and skills to enable them to move towards greater social and economic independence.
£10 could provide an individual to receive one full day of physiotherapy. Whilst £100 could support someone to learn the essential life skills they need, to live in one of Enham Trust's homes, supporting them in transitioning seamlessly into a home of their own.
I would hugely appreciate if you could help me raise money to support disabled people to live the life they choose. Even if it is just a small amount, every little counts!
Thank you in advance, and I will sure to update you in the build up to this and afterwards, plus I am sure I will have some shocking pictures to show you of me looking totally petrified!
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