Midwich Staff Make the Jump for Nelson’s Journey

On Sunday 9th September, 12 brave Midwich employees jumped out of a plane to raise money for their chosen charity, Nelson’s Journey. The tandem skydives raised a grand total of £5400 for the Norfolk based charity taking the total raised by Midwich in 2017-18 to over £26,000.  

For one of the jumpers, Justine Lister, it was the first time she had ever stepped foot on a plane!  

The £5400 that was raised on the day, could help support local children and young adults in some of following ways:

  • 1080 teddies (£5 funds a child with a teddy)
  • 540 worry eaters (£10 funds a child with a worry eater)
  • 270 resource packages (£20 funds a child with a bereavement resource package)
  • 21 weekend places (£248 funds a child with a place on a weekend trip)
  • 10 full support packages (£522 funds a child with a full bereavement support programme)

Nelson’s Journey is a Norfolk support service for children and young people up to their 18th birthday who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. The charity provides a range of support, appropriate for the needs of each child or young person. This may include one-to-one support, and opportunities to meet others their age who have also experienced a bereavement.

Who took part?

The plucky 12 volunteers from Midwich were:

Christina Barnes, Rhys Lynn, Jenny Hicks, Alexander Green, Justine Lister, Phil Bligh, Kane Barker, Joe Trippett-Jones, Ben Jones, Bradley Bennett, Scott Baldrey and Sarah Fulcher

Interested in Braving the Jump Yourself?

UK Parachuting operate from a number of locations, including Beccles Airfield. As Nelson’s Journey are on the UK Parachuting’s chosen charities, they were more than willing to support us in raising funds for this great cause, as well as being very facilitating in booking, organising and preparing each of our staff members for the dive. Many people who make a skydive or parachute jump do so whilst raising funds for a worthwhile cause and UK Parachuting works with over 200 sponsored charities in the UK and around the world.