Supporting her favourite East Anglian charity as its shop manager is no longer enough for one dedicated 60 year old.
Davina Scales has been EACH’s Diss shop manager for the last two years, but now she has committed to go to new heights as evidence of her charitable support.
This time next month she’ll be jumping out of a plane at 13,000ft (3,962m).
She said: “I must be mad! I’ve done gliding once before, but never anything quite like this. I was going to do it last year when I turned 60, but just didn’t get round to it. I’m looking forward to it anyway, with some nerves – obviously!”
Davina will be skydiving at Beccles Airfield on Sunday, 6 May. She will be one of a group jumping for EACH and there are still places available.
Those taking part will be securely harnessed to a tandem instructor as they free fall for 50 seconds at speeds in excess of 120mph (193kph) before floating back to ground whilst enjoying some spectacular views.
Participation can be secured by paying a £50 deposit, then £150 on the day and raising a minimum £100 sponsorship, or paying a £50 deposit, then raising at least £300 sponsorship and using half to pay on the day.
Anyone unable to make the May session can sign up to jump on Sunday, 6 September. For more details, including how to book, go to www.each.org.uk.
To show your support for Davina, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Davina-Scales. All sponsorship money will go to EACH as Davina’s husband has paid for the skydive as a birthday present.
The nook appeal is EACH’s campaign to raise £10 million for the building of a new hospice in Framingham Earl, helping to transform children’s palliative care across Norfolk. Foundations were dug out in November after the total hit £7 million. For more information visit www.each.org.uk/the-nook.