Colette Batkins

Col's Mad Jump for Sjogren's

Fundraising for BSSA - British Sjogrens Syndrome Association
raised of £300 target
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We raise awareness of Sjögren's Syndrome to fund research and support sufferers.


 I have had Sjogren's Syndrome for nearly 50 years and it is getting worse ( like most things do as you age ) believe me everything is dry! BSSA is a small charity with few overheads so most of your money will go to supporting sufferers, especially important for the newly diagnosed and funding research into treatments.

I have decided that throwing myself out of an airplane is a good idea to raise money for BSSA. Although when I'm over 10,000 feet and hurtling to the ground at 120mph with only a piece of cloth between me and death (well if you don't count the expert to pull the cord. ) I can't rely on me to remember to as Sjogren's also affects your memory ( or is that just an excuse for me being an idiot ? ) I might just change my mind. It's got to be easier than a marathon surely ! Definitely, if I emerge unscathed. I'll report back on that after the event, if I survive. 

I've only gone and done it! I survived intact without even a blister so definitely easier than a marathon. I wasn't too keen on freefall as breathing in 120 mph gale was difficult. After the canopy opened I was either shouting for god, mum or laughing! I haven't had that much adrenaline in many a year. It was a beautiful day with lovely views over Northamptonshire including Silverstone Circuit. Stuart gently deposited us on the ground without the slightest bump. I had a great deal of trouble walking I was very wobbly!

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About the charity

Sjögren’s Syndrome is debilitating, distressing, under recognised and under treated. Glands that produce tears and salvia or secretions of the vagina, skin and bowel stop working, it causes muscle or joint pain, low mood and extreme fatigue. The BSSA supports sufferers and raises awareness.

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