On Saturday 12 September, at Langar airfield in Nottingham, four brave tandem skydivers decided to take a leap from a plane at 12,500 feet to raise funds to support the vital work of Fosterline Foundation.
In total, the four skydivers have raised several thousand pounds (and still counting!) for Fosterline Foundation which will be used to help sustain the future of Fosterline – the independent confidential impartial advisory support service for current and prospective foster carers in England.
Steve Stockley, Fosterline Manager said: “Today has been a great boost for Fosterline Foundation, I want to say thank you for each and every brave volunteer who jumped today.”
One of those brave volunteers was Leanne Holder, who has worked for Fosterline from the start of FosterTalk’s contract in June 2013 and feels passionate about what the service does, “As a foster carer myself for the last 16 years I know how isolating and frightening it can be at times and I love being at the end of the phone to reassure and advise fellow foster carers on matters surrounding fostering.”
Another skydiver was Adrian Vaughan, FISS Manager for FosterTalk. He said about his jump: “It was exhilarating; I nearly didn’t do it but would recommend anyone give it a go, especially with the added bonus of raising money for such as good cause!”
Two other Fosterline Foundation supporters; Ian Bell and Wayne Creswell also took part in the sponsored event in order to support the amazing work that Fosterline does for foster carers in England.
And it doesn’t stop there, on 3rd October there will be another group of brave jumpers flying for Fosterline Foundation from the same airfield.
It’s not too late to donate to Fosterline Foundation, if you’d like to support any of our jumpers please click here.