This month, we were lucky enough to be the recipients of over £600 of new funds thanks to dad and daughter duo, Tim and Polly. The intrepid pair took on their very own ‘Dad and Daughter Drop’ to help raise funds for our work.
In the early hours of September 9th Tim and Polly headed off to Beccles airfield for an adventure with altitude. On arrival they were coaxed into a light aircraft which climbed to the nerve jangling height of 12,000 feet, before jumping to earth alongside their experienced tandem partners. Their descent included a 35 second free-fall before the chutes opened, during which they were literally falling out of the sky at about 160 mph. Crumbs.
Polly landed gracefully first followed by dad (a little heavier) to much applause by friends and family. The only ailments were sustained by the onlookers who incurred mild neck ache as they watched the incredible spectacle from a safe distance standing securely on terra firma.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Polly and Tim for taking on such a tremendous feat to raise funds for our work. We’re delighted to announce that the danger loving duo received over £300 in sponsorship which will be doubled, thanks to Arts Council Catalyst funding, resulting in over £600 towards our work this year.
If Tim and Polly have inspired you to take on a fun, creative or madcap challenge to raise funds for Suffolk Artlink, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas!