Paul Wells

Paul's Sky Dive for Thanet Winter Shelter

Fundraising for The Salvation Army
£781
raised of £500 target
by 43 supporters
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Skydive for The Salvation Army!
Campaign by The Salvation Army (RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359)
Fancy flying through the clouds from over 10,000ft at up to 120mph?! Become a fearless fundraiser and take to the skies whilst raising invaluable funds to help victims of Human Trafficking or your local Salvation Army project. The choice is yours!

Story

As many will know, I have volunteered for and supported the Thanet Winter Shelter for the last 3 years, and am doing the same this year.  The Winter Shelter is run by the Salvation Army, Ramsgate and provides safe, warm bed spaces and hot meals, for rough-sleepers through the coldest months of the year.  

This is the 5th year that the shelter has been running, and also the most challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The previous model of using church halls with shared bed spaces is not permitted, therefore the shelter this year is quite different, with a fixed location, 24/7 operation and self-contained accommodation.  This is much better for our guests, as it provides a stable environment and greater opportunity to engage with the RISE (Rough sleeper Intervention, Support and Empowerment) team, and get the help needed to bring about change, however this provision is also much more costly than in previous years. 

In order to raise much needed funds for the 2020-21 Winter shelter I have decided to take a leap of faith and undertake a tandem skydive.  On 20th March, 2021 (earliest date available) Robin will return for another dare-devil fund-raiser and I will be throwing myself out of a plane at around 10,000 feet, all in the name of charity!

I will be personally funding the cost of the jump so ALL proceeds from this event will go immediately to the Thanet Winter Shelter.  This page has been set up under the Salvation Army charity but all donations will be transferred to the local corps at Ramsgate, for the Thanet Winter Shelter.

Thank you for your support - see you on the ground! 

About the campaign

Fancy flying through the clouds from over 10,000ft at up to 120mph?! Become a fearless fundraiser and take to the skies whilst raising invaluable funds to help victims of Human Trafficking or your local Salvation Army project. The choice is yours!

About the charity

The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity working in 130 countries worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the world. In the UK and Republic of Ireland this work includes more than 800 Salvation Army social service centres and Community churches. We provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Alongside our work in the UK, The Salvation Army International Projects Office works with communities around the world to support and empower them to defeat poverty and injustice. Our development projects are created and implemented in partnership with communities to enable them to build a better life and future for themselves. The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity in England (214779), Wales (214779), Scotland (SC009359) and the Republic of Ireland (CHY6399)

Donation summary

Total raised
£780.24
+ £36.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£780.24
Offline donations
£0.00

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