Five intrepid staff members of Bristol based DAS LawAssist are taking part in a 10,000 feet charity skydive on 25 July 2014, to raise £2,500 for charity Headway (UK) – the brain injury association.
Faye Williams (24), Gino Rosolek (25), Claire Winn (26), Lucy Durbin (23) and Simon Tucker (27) have never skydived before so their tandem jumps will be a genuine challenge.
Simon Tucker, senior case handler at DAS LawAssist, who organised the jump, says: “Our line of work means we come into contact with a lot of people who’ve suffered from head injuries in accidents. Therefore, we wanted to take part in a personal challenge and raise money and awareness for a fantastic charity like Headway.
“Shockingly, head injury is the foremost cause of death and disability in young people today. Headway provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields. This support is vital and we know the money we raise will go towards improving the lives of people who’ve suffered a brain injury through care, support and research into treatments.”
All five are looking forward to the jump at Redlands Airfield in Swindon, but as Simon adds they are all a little nervous: “It’s an exciting challenge but our nerves are growing as jump day gets closer. We keep reminding ourselves though that this is for the benefit of a very worthy charity and that gives us the drive we need.”
The team have set up a JustGiving page, and are inviting anyone to help them reach their target of £2,500. You can reach the page at www.justgiving.com/DAS-LawAssist .