Kay Sibley is a Support Worker at Jane Percy House, a service for adults with physical disabilities in Cramlington. Part of The Disabilities Trust a leading national charity providing specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism, including education.
Kay is going to use the sky dive as a team building exercise, while raising awareness and the funds raised will go back to the service users for trips, resources and materials.
Fundraising Manager Hayley Wicker-Bradbury said: “It’s not unusual to use a challenge event such as a sky dive as a team building exercise. A shared experience of something as exhilarating as this means that the team can have fun while raising awareness and funds for their service. I am not a great flyer, so I think what they are doing is really amazing – good luck team!”.
Kay said: 'I wanted to raise money for The Disabilities Trust when I began working in an assisted living facility. Seeing the service users daily, interacting with them, noticing their struggles made me really want to make a difference, however small. What I really admired was their zest for life, despite their disability and the unwillingness to allow anything to hold them back. I loved how positive they were in the face of their challenges, which are daily and things that we can really take for granted. I really wanted to raise the money to go directly on something that would benefit our service users and that's why I decided to challenge myself to do the Tandem Skydive to raise money for them'.
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