Simon Rosenstone prepares to jump 20,000 ft out of a plane
NEXT WEEK, CHARITY worker Simon Rosenstone will jump 20,000 ft from an aeroplane — a scary enough feat in itself but perhaps even more so for Mr Rosenstone, who is registered as blind.
The 29-year-old from Leeds has been partially sighted nearly all his life after he contracted meningitis as a baby.
He has decided to do the jump, attached to an instructor, to raise money for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity, which provides care homes and support for disabled people across the UK. He tells
People: “People ask me whether I am doing the jump because I want to or because I can’t see how far down it is. I tell them I am doing it because I enjoy it.”
It will be the fourth time that Mr Rosenstone, determined not to let his blindness get in the way, has done a charity skydive. “It’s fun, something different to do and is a good way of raising money for good causes.” A full-time charity volunteer, Mr Rosenstone is a member of the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue, and will be doing the jump at an airfield in Nottingham.