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Click and Jump
Hello and Welcome from Kieran and Ashley
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page. On 2nd August we will be sky diving with the famous Red Devils to raise money for Dementia UK, after our Gran sadly passed away late last year after suffering the illness for many years. Seeing the slow demise of loved ones can be hard.
Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK, though there are many others who are not diagnosed. Although it mainly effects older people there are 15,000 people who have it under the age of 65. It is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms which include memory loss, problems with communication and not being able to carry out everyday tasks. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s. Dementia is a life shortening disease and a recent report suggested that up to one in six death are caused by it. The disease can also put stress on family members, caring for someone whose behaviour can rapidly change.
Dementia UK is a national charity set up in 1993 dedicated to improving quality of life for all people effected by Dementia. They run specialised nurses meeting the needs of suffers and there family. They also work closely with other organisation to promote good practice in Dementia care and research. For more information please visit their website - http://www.dementiauk.org
As brothers we are pleased to be able to do the jump together in memory of our Gran, giving each other the support and sharing the experience whist raising money for a worthwhile cause. We will be jumping with the famous red devils, the army’s parachute display team, from 13,000ft. During the jump we will free fall for 45 seconds, reaching speeds of 120mph in just 10 seconds. The question is who will be out the plane door first!
Obviously skydiving is a challenge for anyone but I (Kieran) have a physical disability which gives me extra problems to face up to. To skydive has been something I have fancied doing for a while, always being up for a challenge and with my doctors letter in hand I can’t wait for the jump, even if I am slightly apprehensive!
By raising a minimum of £2,000 we will be able to make a real difference to Dementia UK research and support as well as a once in a life time experience to remember our Gran. The money would help other suffers and their families in future years.
We hope you feel the cause is as worthwhile as we do and that we are able to raise a large amount of money. Please help us in whatever way you can, so we can reach our target.
Thank you for your support and wish us luck!
Kieran and Ashley
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About Click and Jump
Click and Jump Limited is a company run by experienced skydivers and pilots, specialising solely in parachuting and skydiving experiences for first time jumpers. Our aim is to make the sport easily accessible to all. Collectively at Click and Jump we have over 30 years of experience in the sport. Through our extensive knowledge, we are able to place customers in the best hands possible. Given our specialist skills, we dedicate our expertise to monitoring and influencing developments in the industry, enabling us to offer the highest standards of safety possible.
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