Raising Funds for MS: PARACHUTE JUMP!

$4,300 donated
Given by 54 generous donors in 18 days

I'm facing my biggest fear and skydiving out of a plane! (with a parachute of course) All donations will go directly to MS society of NZ.

From a young age, heights have always been something I avoided. From not jumping off the higher diving boards to not participating in high ropes, heights have always been something I strongly dislike.

My goal was to find a creative way to raise funds for a great cause, and what better way than to face my biggest fear of heights!

In 2001, at the age of 40, my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I was only 5 years old at the time. Our family has lived with the effects of MS for the last 20 years.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This disrupts the communication between the brain and the body and causes many painful symptoms including pain, fatigue and impaired co-ordination.

For my mum, it has now gotten to the point where being mobile is becoming a struggle due to minimal feeling in her legs and feet. This is also accompanied by memory loss and easy frustration.

This is why I would like to go to the extremes of literally jumping out of my comfort zone to raise funds for the MS Society of New Zealand.

For this event, The jump has been kindly been sponsored by 4 local Katikati businesses:

Sheffield Street Automotive Katikati

Paper Plus Katikati

Common Ground Cafe Katikati

Village Butchery Katikati

The date of the jump is to be confirmed but will take place on or around the 6th of August 2021.

It will be conducted through Skydive Tauranga,

2 Kittyhawk Way, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand.

Professional video footage and photographs of the jump (featuring me being incredibly frightened) can be seen after the jump.

Please contribute to an amazing cause and enjoy watching me conquer my biggest fear with an incredibly scared look on my face!

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Latest donations

Julie & Murray
Julie & Murray on 06 Aug 2021
Beware of the pilot
$23
Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

Thank you

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ
Katikati RSA and Citz club donations
Katikati RSA and Citz club donations on 06 Aug 2021
$515
Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

Thank you very much for your generous support.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 06 Aug 2021
$50
Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

Thank you very much.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ
Jackie
Jackie on 06 Aug 2021
GO MADDIE your so brave I'd have to be pushed out the plane
Private
Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

Us too! Thank you for your support.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ
Lions Club of Katikati
Lions Club of Katikati on 05 Aug 2021
$500
Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

Thank you very much for your generous support.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

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This page was created on 19 Jul 2021 and closed on 6 Aug 2021.