Sun­rise, sky­dives and sur­vival in­stinct

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

TWO SE­NIOR fig­ures at a Bea­cons­field-based care home will be climb­ing 10,000 feet be­fore jump­ing out of a plane as they seek to raise over £5,000 for char­ity.

Sun­rise Se­nior Liv­ing’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Amanda Scott and head of food and nutri­tion So­phie Mur­ray are hop­ing to raise money for The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety.

The dy­namic duo from the Post Of­fice Lane based home will join four other brave vol­un­teers as part of the sky­dive on Oc­to­ber 8, or­gan­ised by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Care Cater­ers.

The Food Chain ex­ists to en­sure peo­ple liv­ing with HIV in Lon­don can ac­cess the nutri­tion they need to get well, stay well and lead healthy, in­de­pen­dent lives.

The Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety, long sup­ported by Sun­rise com­mu­ni­ties through­out the UK, is the coun­try’s lead­ing re­search and sup­port body for de­men­tia.

Amanda said: “I like a chal­lenge but it will def­i­nitely be daunt­ing to be do­ing this sky­dive – al­beit for in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant causes.

“Hope­fully we can raise some great money for these two fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tions.”

So­phie said: “It is go­ing to be in­cred­i­bly scary be­ing on that plane up – those mo­ments just be­fore the jump will be pet­ri­fy­ing.

“How­ever I am proud to be in­volved. I’m hop­ing that my sur­vival in­stincts – and the para­chute – kick in at just the right time.”

To spon­sor Amanda and So­phie on their dive, click visit http://uk.vir­gin mon­ey­giv­ing.com/fund raiser-web/fundraiser/ showFundrais­erPro­file Page.ac­tion?user Url=NACC

Amanda Scott and So­phie Mur­ray will sky­div­ing to raise money for The Food Chain and the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety

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