Jane’s Skydive for Anthony Nolan
Our wonderful Catering Manager, Mrs Jane Marr, has just completed an amazing Skydive Challenge to raise funds for Anthony Nolan.
Click to watch Jane’s Skydive Video (May 2018) on our YouTube Channel ‘Sir William Robertson Academy’
The charity match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants. It all began in 1974 when Shirley Nolan’s three-year-old son Anthony was in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Shirley Nolan set up the world’s first register to match donors with people in desperate need. Now, they help three people each day find that lifesaving match.
When my son, Ian, was 13 years old he was very poorly. He kept bruising and we couldn’t explain it. He was referred to the hospital straight away and we were told to expect the worst.
He had to have a bone marrow test that was determine whether or not he had leukaemia. The test results came back and thankfully it wasn’t cancer. He has idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (chronic ITP), which had to be treated with steroids. As he got older he has overcame the condition but was an incredibly scary and trying time for us all. I will never forget the help and advice we received by the Anthony Nolan trust and I have tried since that day to give back and say ‘thank you’.
When I was in my 30’s I abseiled off the Humber bridge for the Trust.
In my 40’s I undertook a zip wire suspended over Skegness beach.
Now I am in my 50’s, I am going to skydive in May 2018, which may be my final ‘daredevil’ thank you for the Trust. I am terrified of heights and I am not keen on flying, so this is very much out of my comfort zone.
If you can, please sponsor me for a very worthy cause.
If you would consider donating to Anthony Nolan click to visit Jane’s Justgiving page
Click to visit: Anthony Nolan website