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Richard Bazeley

Richard Bazeley Skydiving for Brain Tumour UK

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]UPDATE!!!!!  [/span][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]WATCH THE SKYDIVE HERE: [url=http://youtu.be/NTgE5yiR57Y]http://youtu.be/NTgE5yiR57Y[/url][/span] [/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]By now you will all know I raise funds for charity & I change up which charity I'm raising for. This time I have picked Brain Tumour UK and here's why.[/span] [/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]In early 2008 I met Marc Pulley, a young and wet behind the ears PCSO. He is one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and a great laugh. He quickly demonstrated how brave he was when dealing with a serious incident his actions were commended at a high level. A young lad becoming a young man with a bright future. All this changed suddenly in 2011 when Marc was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour out of the blue. Treatment began very quickly and Marc was making significant progress in his recovery. He was cycling to get his fitness back and completed a charity skydive to raise funds for Brain Tumour UK. Everything was looking positive and in late 2011 he was given the nod to become a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer. I was given the same honour for my fundraising efforts. I went round to Marc's flat and we were both so excited to be selected to carry the Olympic Flame.[/span] [/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]Soon after Marc was hit with some devastating news, his tumour was growing again and he was back in trouble. His prognosis was terminal and he was told that he would not make it to carry the Olympic Flame. Marc told me he WOULD carry the Olympic Torch despite his health & was determined to prove the doctors wrong. Against all odds Marc's determination paid off and on 9th July 2012 Marc carried the Olympic Torch in Aylesbury. I was so honoured to be involved in the relay on the same day as Marc and my only regret is that because I was doing it too I could not watch Marc in his moment to shine. However I caught up with it online and he was amazing.[/span][/p][p]Sadly Marc passed away on 1st August 2012 after his long couragous battle.  [/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]Marc is a human inspiration to all and one of the bravest men I know, he will be sadly missed by all, so this is why I have chosen to raise money for Brain Tumour UK. [/span][/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]Well I carried the Olympic Torch 300 metres. I've destroyed 13.1 Miles in Newcastle, and I've crushed 26.2 miles in London. So what sort of ridiculous distance will I take on now.......[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]1.9 miles? That's hardly anything? Confused?[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;]Well 1.9 miles is about 10,000 feet and this is the height above the ground I will be when I jump out of a plane! I will be skydiving inspired by Marc, scaring the crap out of myself. I felt uneasy stood at the top of the Eiffel Tower so this will really freak me out. I will free fall for 5,000 feet before the canopy is opened. [/span][/p][p]Please please please support a Great Charity and do so in recognition of Marc's bravery and click DONATE NOW to give whatever you can.[/p][p]Please click this link to view a great picture taken by Danny Higgins Photography which really captures the concept of a torchbearing runner becoming a skydiver which was taken as part of his "Great Britons in Bucks" project [url=https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151066812590827&set=a.10151010336180827.450361.91475505826&type=3]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151066812590827&set=a.10151010336180827.450361.91475505826&type=3[/url]  [/p][p]The date of the jump is now confirmed as 29th September 12[/p][p] [/p][p] [/p][p] [/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

29 Sep 2012

Supporters

Oct 18, 2012

Chris Cannon

Well done mate. Chris

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2012

Rachel

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2012

James Ellis

Good luck, Richard! A worthy cause, indeed. I believe my donation will take you to your £1300 target.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2012

CHRIS WEBB

Well Richard, Marc would be very proud of you.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2012

Alicia Bazeley

Well done on raising the amount you wanted to and for doing the jump today

£12.50

Sep 29, 2012

Rich Whitcombe

Well done dude.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2012

David pulley

Well done Richard

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2012

Lynsey.

Good luck & stay safe.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2012

Vicky Richardson

Good luck Richard, such a great cause & in memory of an inspirational man!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2012

Luke Pillinger

Good luck!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid