17 April, 2007

Accessible Skydiving

I’ve always wanted to jump out of a plane, just one of my many things on my ‘must do list’. When I heard about the jump for charity I couldn’t think of a better reason to do so…Parachute Jump ThumbnailMy jump is in aid of the blind, which has a very close link to one of our services; Web accessibility. By putting it out on the Blogsphere I’m hoping to raise the sponsorship I need to pay for the jump.

All the proceeds from the 11,000 foot Skydive go to the National Council of the Blind of Ireland. At least €600 (£406 / $800) needs to be raised before I get my hands on a parachute. Everything above that is a much appreciated bonus for a very worthy charity.

Thanks for the help! I’ll make sure the photos get posted if I make it back in one piece. (Paul Walsh says – “I’ll post more photos if his shoot doesn’t open).

For anyone interested in jumping themselves visit the charity jumps Web site for all the information and to register.

 

4 Responses to “Accessible Skydiving”

  1. Paul Walsh 17 April 2007 at 5:45 pm #

    If people/companies are happy, we’ll include the names of contributors in a follow up post with the pictures of Paddy’s jump.

  2. Aido 17 April 2007 at 5:48 pm #

    Hey Paddy

    €20.00 coming your way to get the ball rolling – just as your about to jump let a ripper to ensure everyone jumps!!!!

  3. James Corbett 17 April 2007 at 7:32 pm #

    That brings back the memories. Hard to believe it’s 11 years now since I did my charity (for the blind too) jump with a few lads from Apple Computer in Cork, while I was still working there. We did the jump in Offaly too.

    I have to say I’ve never since experienced anything like the adrenaline rush… and never realized until that evening that adrenaline is an incredibly effective substitute for alcohol – we were on a high for days after it… really :-)

  4. Larryg 2 May 2007 at 11:24 am #

    You go paddy, you will love it, if i knew earlier i would have done the jump with you.
    Its been a long time i fell out a perfectly good working airplane.
    i just sent 30 your way.
    GOOD LUCK MAN.

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