Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond anyone's control, Janice can no longer take part in the Sky-Dive.
Avery has offered to take her place to help promote the need for the new refrigerated van and to help raise money for it.
The story began when John told FareShare North East last year that, for his 70th Birthday in 2021, he wanted to do a Tandem SkyDive, to fulfill a personal ambition, and to raise money for FareShare North East.
John is one of our amazing volunteers, working in the warehouse and help make the food deliveries. He invited others to join him. Janice, another lovely volunteer, and Paul, one of our skilled warehouse operatives, accepted his invitation.
Janice is now replaced by Avery, and the daring trio will take to the skies on Sunday 13th June to complete a 15,000ft Tandem Sky Dive **.
John and Paul have personally covered the cost for the SkyDive. Avery is an apprentice chef at Second Bite CIC - one of the community groups we work with in getting food to those who need it the most. As a way to thank and help promote FareShare North East, the CEO of Second Bite CIC has personally paid to join the team.
With the cost for the Sky-Dive covered, your support will go directly to the cause, and not to pay for the jump. John, Paul, and Avery will be gathering personal sponsorship, but we have set this page up for anyone who wishes to support their joint efforts and donate to help raise money for a much-needed refrigerated van for our deliveries.
FareShare North East redistributes good-to-eat surplus food to front-line community groups who provide meals for members of their communities who are known to be vulnerable and to those who are experiencing food poverty.
Each week, we deliver to over 200 community groups across the North East. As well as ambient food, groups can benefit from chilled and frozen food. Therefore, we are requiring refrigerated vehicles so that we can safely deliver the food.
Due to the cost of these vehicles (£25,000-£30,000), achieving our target will truly be a joint effort. We start with £475 since Francesca and her colleagues from LNER started the fundrasing efforts at Christmas. Olivia raised £880 with her 3 Peak/Stairs Challenge. We hope that this Sky Dive will boost our totals and will also help by inspiring personal and corporate support. Achieving this target will truly be a joint achievement - a great example of community helping community members in need
Thank you for your donation, and a massive thanks to John, Paul, and Avery for extending your support for FareShare North East in this daring and amazing way
** This date may have to change due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather conditions and new COVID restrictions