March 29, 2011
Burnham Parkinson's sufferer plans fundraising skydive
Burnham-On-Sea Parkinson's sufferer is planning a daring skydive
to raise funds for a charity that helps people affected by the
Thatcher, 57, will undertake the skydive with the aim of raising
over £1,000 for Parkinson's UK.
The skydive will take place at Netheravon Airfield in Wiltshire
on 9th April. He will be joined by 26 other Parkinson's UK fundraisers.
John, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As a Parkinson's
sufferer who is still fit enough to do most things, but forbidden
by my doctor from climbing ladders, I'm determined to do as much
as I can, while I can, to raise money for research into curing
or preventing Parkinson's disease."
"If I'm not allowed to climb ladders then I shall have to
take to the skies! At least I'll be strapped to someone who knows
how to get me down safely."
Sponsorship raised will help fund the charitys work to
find a cure and improve life for those affected by Parkinsons,
which is a progressive neurological condition with no cure. To
sponsor John, visit his fundraising web page here.