Sky­divers unite for needy kids

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents can raise money for needy chil­dren by jump­ing from ex­treme heights.

The Grav­ity Gives Project is an ex­treme fundrais­ing event for Save the Chil­dren New Zealand and is also held in Canada and the United States.

Peo­ple can opt to skydive or bungy in­di­vid­u­ally or as part of a team and get their fam­ily and friends to spon­sor them.

So far Auck­land bungy op­er­a­tor AJ Hack­ett is sup­port­ing the project and par­tic­i­pants can con­tact their lo­cal skydive or bungy cen­tres to book their jumps.

Project founder Greg Nel­son says the aim is to pro­vide a brighter fu­ture for chil­dren by unit­ing the ex­treme sports com­mu­nity.

‘‘Thrill-seek­ers and ad­ven­tur­ists alike will have a chance to strike one off their bucket list.

‘‘In­di­vid­u­als who have a goal of try­ing some­thing new and ex­hil­a­rat­ing this year can use it to ben­e­fit oth­ers,’’ he says.

The event will be held over the week­end of Fe­bru­ary 23 to 24.

Do­na­tions can be made on­line and all do­na­tions will go to Save The Chil­dren New Zealand.

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