Skydivers raise thousands for FitzRoy

5th July 2019

Sherralyn free falling

Five brave women jumped out of a plane for our Summer Solstice skydive, smashing their fundraising targets and, between them, raising thousands of pounds for FitzRoy.

Our intrepid jumpers included Lizzie, whose older brother Callum is supported by FitzRoy at our Whitegates View care home in Hampshire.

Lizzie said:

“I am still feeling so elated, what an experience! I loved every moment and weirdly felt so calm and cool about it all day. I would thoroughly recommend YOU do it. Next up 15,000 feet! And perhaps wing walking? I’m so glad to have helped and hope more opportunities arise in the future. My brother lives in a lovely house where FitzRoy are giving him independence which is priceless… and the joy that he deserves.”

No matter how much thanks my family and I have for everyone working for FitzRoy and Whitegates View, no words can describe how grateful we are for the ongoing care they provide around the clock. They always consider the residents’ happiness and well being before themselves without seeking recognition for their hard work.

We also had Katie and Molly, from Andrew Grant estate agency in Worcestershire.

Katie said:

“My sister-in-law has Down’s syndrome and is one of the most brilliant people you could ever wish to meet! So, when I saw this opportunity to do something I thought I would never ever do – I felt I had to go for it! I’m so glad I did!”

And Alyssa and Sherralyn, support workers from our Oxfordshire supported living service, also took on the challenge, fundraising for the people they support. Sherralyn said: “We had a great day, terrifying but exhilarating.”

A huge thank you to all our skydivers and everyone who supported them. Without your generous support, we couldn’t achieve the real transformation of people’s everyday lives. The iPad that gives someone a voice, the sensory room that opens up the world, or our Love4Life dating and friendship programme that proves that everyone can find love.

If you would like to sign up for a FitzRoy skydive get in touch with us at fundraising@fitzroy.org