Weʼre raising £5,000 to provide disaster relief to those residing on 'the Nature Isle' of Dominica following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.
- London Borough of Barnet, United Kingdom
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SKYDIVE FOR DOMINICA
Hurricane Maria devastated the Island of Dominica during the evening of Tuesday 19th September/early hours of Wednesday 20th September. Dominica was still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika which left many homeless, deceased and trying to rebuild their lives. Hurricane Maria has, not only delayed the continued efforts but has wreaked havoc and destruction to the island and people. Indeed, Hurricane Maria has been described as ‘Malevolent, Menacing Maria’. In its wake, families and friends both in Dominica and the Diaspora are frantically trying to locate their loved ones. I, as I am sure many of you, have received many messages from Dominica pleading for assistance – we cannot imagine the trauma and desperation that is being experienced.
Many efforts are being made both here, in the UK, and from the International Diaspora to collect and ship donations both material and financial through a variety of fundraising initiatives. These efforts must continue, Dominica must not be forgotten.
Upon hearing of my country’s plight a friend immediately, without a second thought, offered to fundraise by SkyDiving for Dominica©. Stuart Thorburn has never undertaken this activity before; this will be a first for him. Two other friends have since offered to do the same, on additional dates.
Why not join them and help raise more funds for Dominica!!
YOUR SPONSORSHIP WILL BE VITAL TO MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS WHILST RAISING MUCH NEEDED CRITICAL FUNDS FOR BOTH THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS AND LONG TERM RESTORATION OF ‘THE NATURE ISLAND’, DOMINICA.
SkyDive for Dominica© will take place on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 12.30 pm.
Venue, easily accessible via the A40 & M40, is Hinton Skydiving Centre, Hinton Airfield, Steane, Brackley, NN13 5NS. Tel: 01295 812300. See SkyDive for further directions.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA. THOSE INVOLVED IN ORGANISING THIS EVENT HAVE GIVEN THEIR TIME FREE OF CHARGE. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES AND ADVISORY SERVICES HAVE BEEN DONATED.
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Oct 5, 2017
My little contribution will I hope move you a tad closer to providing the essential support to eventually rebuild after the unimaginable devastation and suffering.
Oct 3, 2017
God bless and help these people in need .peace and love to all
Oct 2, 2017
Such a tragedy for the people and country. Good luck with this much needed fundraiser. hope that you get many supporters, nationwide. GOOD LUCK!! Come on people, LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN.
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London Borough of Barnet, United Kingdom
Dominica is the country of my origins. Both parents were born and raised in Pointe Michel. My first visit was in 1987 and I instantly fell in love with the island - I found where I belonged. Family and friends moved to Dominica and are now struggling to survive the devastation.