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Susan Meikle Tandem Skydive

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My story

[p]The first, and what I expected to be the last time, I participated in a tandem skydive I looked earthwards just before the jump out of the plane, and vowed never again! However, such is my determination that we raise sufficient funds to properly equipment the new Sports Hall and all-weather pitch at Gordon’s, that I have agreed to jump again, along with Gordon’s colleagues and parents. [/p][p]For those who may not know, Gordon’s School is a state boarding school ([url=http://www.gordons.school]www.gordons.school[/url]) and national memorial to General Charles Gordon. We have an extensive and successful sports programme, despite the lack of dedicated indoor sports facilities. With planning consent for a long-awaited sports hall and all-weather pitch this will change in 2020, transforming opportunities for Gordon’s students by expanding the sports offer (eg badminton, basketball, volleyball) and providing year-round facilities (eg indoor netball, hockey, futsal). These facilities will also be available for use by local youth sports groups and sports courses offered during school holidays. [/p][p]Funding for the building and pitch is sorted but we have agreed to fundraise to equip it; the wish list (about £150k) ranges from electronic basketball goals, badminton nets, futsal and volleyballs to table tennis tables and shuttlecocks.. Externally, 40 trees have to be purchased and planted.[/p][p]The jump will be at Netheravon Airfield Camp, Wiltshire, SP4 9SF on Wednesday 17 July, weather allowing. It is being arranged with the Royal Engineers Sport Parachute Association to whom we are so grateful, as well as to the Army Parachute Association who wonderfully agreed to provide the facility at cost. [/p][p]We have a range of fundraising activities planned this year but this is my particular individual effort. Please would you help me to raise at least £1,500 ( the equivalent to three table tennis tables, the basketball shot clocks or even a pair of indoor hockey goals)? Whilst not particularly sporty myself, I appreciate the importance of encouraging Sport for All and Sport for Life. Thank you so much. [/p][p] [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

17 Jul 2019


Jul 19, 2019

Paul Karen Jack and Freya xx

Great achievement by all!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019

Team Heathcote

Brilliant!!! I wish I had thought of song titles for you to sing on the way down...'Fly me to the moon' or 'Hit the road Jack?' - we could have recorded the vocals!! Massive respect for doing this jump! Well done, was thinking of you!From Team Heathcote

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019


Very good luck

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2019


All the best

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2019

Jane Valner

Rather you than me, especially as you already know exactly what you are letting yourself in for. Very brave! Good luck

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2019


Thanks for your good work & all the best

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2019

Diane Bowe

Good luck Mrs Meikle!


Jul 9, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2019

Mark H

Wonderful effort by five skydivers!

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2019

Helen Tedeschi

You will be amazing Susan, good luck!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid