Si­mon Rosen­stone pre­pares to jump 20,000 ft out of a plane

The Jewish Chronicle - - People -

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.

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