Bishop Richard Lands Safely after Skydive for Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund
We are pleased to announce that both Bishop Richard Moth and Lucy Barnes landed sucessfully after their joint skydive from 15,000 feet on this Friday 14th September.
Bishop Richard said "It requires you to trust in the person you are in tandem with and in the equipment. The staff, however, are very professional and looked after us really well."
They did it on behalf of the Lourdes Pilglrimage Fund to send sick and needy pilgrims to Lourdes.
Lucy Barnes said "It was very cold at 15,000 feet and the one minute of freefall made my head spin, but then the gently drifting down with the parachute open was fantastic as you could see everything around you."
When asked if they would do it again, Bishop Richard gave a hesitant "I might" and Lucy said "I would not go up again and am glad to be back on earth, and feeling so much better after fish and chips, and gin and tonic!"
They were, however, at the end of the day glad they did the jump for a very worthwhile cause.
Please give generously in one of the following ways:
• By purple Gift Aid parish envelope, marked ‘+R skydive’
• By Lourdes pilgrimage envelope, available in your parish
• By going to the BT MyDonate website.
All funds go to the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage.
All cheques made payable to A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage
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