2013, almost 2,000 children in Cumbria were classed as having Special
Educational Needs, most with learning disabilities. Less than 8% were
able to have access to overnight short break facilities. Give Us A Break
2010 is raising funds to build and operate a Short Break Centre in West
Cumbria for these children. West Cumbria needs this type of centre to
give the children, their families and their carers a much needed rest.
The centre will have overnight stay facilities and organise fun,
educational activities for the children who are often house bound
outside of school hours. With plenty of space for the children to
explore and discover the outdoors, the Centre will be unique in the
a director of the charity I wondered what I could do to help raise
funds for this much needed resource. As I hit the big 50 this year I
decided to do something I have wanted to do since I was in primary
school, but was always too scared to do (Iím not too comfortable with
heights). This year, on August 9th, one day after turning 50, I will be
doing a tandem skydive in aid of GUAB2010.
to the stage of being able to undertake the dive has not been easy. Iím
overweight, and Iíve had to lose almost 5 stone just to be able to
book the jump. My weight is still dropping, and I will be dropping out
of an aircraft and free-falling from an altitude of over 10,000 ft.
twin Grandsons who have learning disabilities, I know how much this
Centre needs to be built, and how much it needs to be in West Cumbria.
This is my leap of faith for the Charity I believe in so much. Please
join me in that leap in faith by sponsoring me for the skydive using the
links attached. Donít forget the Gift Aid!
why not help GUAB2010 raise even more money and join me on the
sponsored skydive. You can do this either directly with Skydive
NorthWest at www.skydivenorthwest.co.uk or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a look at our website (www.giveusabreak2010.org) and see what we are about and how you can help. Follow us on Twitter @GUAB2010
Thank you for reading this and thank you for donating.
To sponsor Jackie, click here.
The jump is on August 9th. Participants are to be at the airfield for 12.30pm. Minimum
sponsorship if anyone wants to take part is £395. The maximum weight for a tandem jump is 15 stone.