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28 
Sep

Charity Skydive

I have just completed a charity tandem skydive at Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire to raise money for Bamboozle Theatre Company – an amazing charity that transforms the lives of children with learning difficulties through the power of theatre.  Here are some photos of my very unusual morning…

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Here’s the video of my charity skydive.  Stupidly, when I was interviewed, I forgot to mention that I was jumping to raise money for The Bamboozle Theatre Company​, as I was just nervous before the flight and my brain was completely mashed after the jump, so I just said the usual midlife-crisis stuff! Anyway, enjoy the video…

Please watch the video below to find out more about the charity I am raising money for.  It is a interview I filmed with Nicky Jones and her 23-yer-old son Ellis earlier this year. She describes how The Bamboozle Theatre Company transformed Ellis’ life to the point where his life revolved around their events. During that filming session I got to know them quite well as Nicky poured her heart out to me that day. A couple of months later, I photographed Ellis at a Bamboozle Theatre Company event and he recognised me straight away, saying “Hiya” and giving me lots of his big infectious smiles. Sadly,just two days later, I received the tragic news that Ellis had died suddenly. My photos were the last to have ever been taken of Ellis. Nicky has allowed me to share this story with you in the hope of raising more money for Bamboozle Theatre Company as she is so grateful for everything they have done for her family.

Here are two more videos that highlight both the high standard of Bamboozle’s productions and also the the profound effect they have on the children’s  lives. 

If you would like to sponsor me for my skydive, please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MartinNeeves   Any donation, however small, will go to a really fantastic cause.

Published Date: 28th September 2015
Category: General