These brave fundraisers have all taken on a tandem skydive in aid of Age UK Solihull.
Local GP, Katie Hutchinson, jumped on Saturday 14 May and raised £491 for Age UK Solihull.
Katie says, "I absolutely loved it and I'm so happy to have raised nearly £500."
Local radio presenter, Jas Rohel (pictured) jumped out of a plane on Saturday 17 April 2021 and raised £1,762.
Jas said, "When I was asked to support Age UK Solihull, I JUMPED at the chance to help - I literally didn't think the jump was going to be so big and out of a plane. Presenting shows on Solihull Radio means I get to talk to amazing people all the time. The work that Age UK Solihull do for the older people in our local community is invaluable and a much-needed support to our older community.”
Solihull Council employee, Ian Lewis also took on the challenge on the same day but at a different airfield, raising £374.69.
Age UK Solihull's Digital Marketing and Fundraising Officer, Rebecca Jacob, took one for the Fundraising team and raised £645 (plus Gift Aid) with her jump on Sunday 5 May.
Becky described the skydive as "terrifying but incredible" and says it's an experience she will remember for a lifetime.
Father and son, Mike and Dan Smith took on a daring tandem parachute jump on Saturday 4 August.
They helped to raise over £900! An amazing amount to go back into our local services.
This was a popular year for skydivers, with several supporters completing a jump in aid of Age UK Solihull.
We would like to thank our brave fundraisers who took on a tandem parachute jump on Saturday 11 March and helping to raise over £4,500.
- Our very own Fundraising Manager, Lorraine Hart, took on this brave challenge and raised £1,205.
- Age UK Solihull Volunteer, Bill Farnsworth, jumped on the same day. He had a great time and said he'd love to do it again! He helped to raise £1,765!
- Sam Mitton helped raised £510 with his jump.
- Sally Tomlinson, Age UK Solihull Trustee, and her daughter, Naomi, helped to raise £1,535.
Later that year, on Saturday 8 July, six members of staff from the Home Finance Team at Legal and General (pictured) got together and jumped. Between them they raised a whoping £6,121 for Age UK Solihull!
Finally, Age UK Solihull staff member, Fiz Aziz, jumped on Sunday 3 September, and she managed to raise well over £1,000 for us.
Liz Webb raised £1,244.50 for us with her skydive on 11 June.
In October that year, six daredevil fundraisers took on a tandem skydive in aid of Age UK Solihull.
- Vicki Little raised £105
- Ken Wareham helped to raise £645
- Peter Johnson was our oldest fundraiser to do a parachute jump and raised £150
- Lucy White raised £355
- John Alldrick and Ann Alldrick (from Best of Solihull) raised £705
Thank you to all our supporters who have raised funds for Age UK Solihull with skydives and other challenges.
If you're feeling inspired after reading about those who have taken on a skydive for us in the past, click below for details about taking one on yourself while raising funds to help us to continue with our work to improve the lives of older people in Solihull.