Skydivers wanted for charity jump
Are you looking for an enthralling challenge? And to maybe help some lives along the way? Anyone who has ever fancied free-falling from 10,000 feet can now realise their dream and raise some much needed cash for a good cause.
The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) is on the lookout for daredevils in Argyllshire to take part in a charity skydive.
The charity is the only one in the country that supports families impacted by the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease and is looking for people willing to take the plunge to help raise funds.
SHA community fundraiser Linda Winters said: ‘This is great opportunity to experience one of the ultimate adrenalin rushes, hurtling through the sky at 120mph with the added advantage of raising our profile and some money to help fund our work.’
The SHA supports Huntington’s disease families through a national network of specialists, a world leading youth support team and its financial wellbeing service.
Huntington’s is a complex condition with symptoms that typically begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50. It causes three main groups of symptoms: changes to thinking processes – a type of early onset dementia, loss of muscle control and involuntary movements which lead to loss of speech and swallow along with mental illness.
Those impacted by Huntington’s may eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or make decisions and will eventually need 24-hour care. It is also hereditary with each child of those diagnosed at 50 per cent risk developing the disease. There is currently no cure.
It is estimated there are around 1,100 people living with Huntington’s in Scotland and up to 6,000 potentially at risk.
The skydive takes place at Strathallan Airfield, Perthshire, on May 11, 2019.
The SHA is asking jumper to committed to raising a minimum of £450. Please contact Linda to register on 0141 848 0308 or email linda. win[email protected]scotland.org
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