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75 year old support worker jumps out of plane!

Pictured - Eileen Oliver

75 year old support worker, Eileen Oliver, took to the skies with CEO Paul Snell, and jumped 15,000ft out of a plane all for the good of the charity. 

For Eileen this was a dream come true as she has always wanted to skydive but for Paul it was all about facing his fears of heights after raising over £4000 to take the plunge….literally!

Commenting before the jump, Paul Snell said: “Although I’m not great with heights and therefore not particularly looking forward to the jump, I have been overwhelmed by the support and donations I have received. Celebrating 30 years of providing support is a huge milestone for any charity and this is a great way to reinforce that the sky really is the limit for the work that we do!”

The skydive took place at Cark Airfield in Cumbria and Paul and Eileen were joined by Walsingham Support staff Miranda Harrison from Egremont and Karen Morton from Whitehaven.

Walsingham Support has a large presence in Cumbria where it currently runs 36 services.

Eileen who has wanted to skydive for years and was finally given the opportunity said after the jump “This was an opportunity of a life time, it was awesome and I loved every minute of it. It made it even more special that we were taking part to celebrate and raise money for Walsingham Support’s 30th anniversary.”

The money raised will go towards helping to fund new projects and purchase equipment that will support people with disabilities to achieve their goals and live a more independent life.