On Good Friday I joined 100 skydivers at Tooradin Airfield to jump out of a plane to raise funds for sick kids at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Skydivers jumping for Canopies for Kids raised more than $26,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal.
Armed with teddy bears, we took to the skies and plummeted back down to earth at 200km/h.
Luckily we landed safely back on the ground, with teddies still intact.
To all the people at the Royal Children’s hospital, you are fantastic. Every parent knows you are there and you are doing a brilliant job.
It was a terrific day and all for a great cause. It is so good to be able to support the Royal Children’s Hospital in this way.
Each brave teddy has been given to child at the Royal Children’s Hospital, accompanied with a message of hope and goodwill from the skydiver.
As a father, I empathise with anyone who has a child needing care at the Royal Children’s Hospital and hope these bears will provide comfort to children in their time of need.
Thank you to the Australian Parachute Association and Commando Skydivers for returning us safely to the ground and to Canopies for Kids and Gary Tayler for organising such a terrific event.
Thank you also to everyone who donated to the cause, it is much appreciated.
The more than $16million raised from the Good Friday Appeal will go a long way to supporting sick kids at the Royal Children’s Hospital on their journey to better health.