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Alison Robertson

Parachute jump

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]2 September update[/b][/p][p]Couple of photos uplodaed, and video on YouTube.[/p][p]Thank you for all the generous donations to Leuchie. It's a lot more than I expected. Glad to raise money to support somewhere where Rachel spent many happy days.[/p][p][b]24 August update[/b][/p][p]I've done my jump! Got a surprise phone call from the skydive centre at mid-day saying weather conditions were good and there was a free slot later today if I'd like it, rather than waiting till Monday. So off Ian and I went, I was able to do my jump, and it was great! [/p][p][b]10 August update[/b][/p][p]Today's jump cancelled after a day of torrential rain yesterday and a poor weather forecast for today. At least I didn't have to spend all day at the skydive centre today.[/p][p]Re-scheduled for Monday 26th August. Please God, let that be the day! The waiting and rescheduling are making me nervous![/p][p][b]5 August update[/b][/p][p]Another day at the skydive centre (8 hours there this time - getting to know the people there well!) but again it wasn't to be because of the weather. Praying it will be third time lucky, trying again on 10 August. [/p][p]I had my milestone birthday last week which meant I had to have an extra risk assessment by the senior instructor but all is good. I just want to get it done now! [/p][p][b]28 July update[/b][/p][p]"The best laid plans...!" We made it to the airstrip early this morning, registered, trained and got kitted up. Weather conditions weren't ideal and after a bit of a wait and optimistic finger crossing it was confirmed there would be no jumps today. [/p][p]Have booked to try again early next month. At least now I have a clearer idea of what the jump will be like![/p][p][b]July update:[/b][/p][p]With just a couple of days to go till the parachute jump I have mixed feelings. I'm looking forward to the jump but also a bit nervous. And feeling it that my friend Rachel, who has been a guest at Leuchie over the years, passed away a few days ago. So I'll be doing the jump on Sunday in her memory and honour as well as to raise funds for Leuchie.[/p][p]Thank you to those of you who have donated so far - I'm touched by your generosity. Any last minute donations gratefully received. I'll post an update on Sunday. - Alison [/p][p]______[/p][p]With a big birthday coming up this summer I wanted to mark it in a special way and decided on a tandem parachute jump. Some (most?!) people think I'm crazy but it's something I've been thinking about for years.[/p][p]It seemed to make sense to have a charity benefit from this too. My friend Rachel goes regularly to Leuchie House in North Berwick and I know the difference it makes to her and her husband. My daughter Heather has worked there since 2012 and often talks about it being a one of a kind place, helping people with long term conditions have a wonderful holiday and their family a wee rest.[/p][p]If you're able to sponsor me, even just a little bit, it would be much appreciated.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

28 Jul 2019


Jul 28, 2019

Heather K

It's going to be happen - you are brave and strong!

Jul 27, 2019


Exciting! Hope you really enjoy it!

Jul 27, 2019

Henry and Maggie

Happy landings Alison. Safe oot, safe in!! God bless you

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2019

Phyllis Shaw

With love from Phyllis Shaw (Caroline's mum) x

May 23, 2019

Heather’s pal Iona

Amazing Alison 😊! X

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 21, 2019

Heathers pal Carolinr

Wow Alison, this is epic! Have a great jump.

Mar 22, 2019

Laura and Andy Girvan

Alison you are so brave and generous good luck to you xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid