Ken Lane from Hordle, Hampshire took part in CLIC Sargent's World Record Skydive attempt last September, raising an incredible £1,720 for children and young people with cancer.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Farah Batchelor said: “Ken was one of the top fundraisers at the World Record Skydive last year; his support for the charity within the community has been great.”
Ken has been fundraising for CLIC Sargent after the charity helped support his 15 year old granddaughter Jodie through her cancer treatment.
Jodie from St Albans in Hertfordshire was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. CLIC Sargent helped support her family, providing free accommodation at Paul’s House, whilst she received her cancer treatment.
Ken wanted the money raised from his skydive to be presented to Paul’s House staff as a thank you for looking after Jodie so well.
Both Ken and Jodie presented CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Sam and House Manager, Eric with the cheque for £1,720.
As family and friends have also been working hard to raise funds for Jodie's Support Me fund which has now raised a total of £5,000 for CLIC Sargent, Ken and Jodie were also presented a special Silver Leaf to place on the tree mural in Paul's House.
A Silver Leaf is awarded to a fundraiser who has raised in excess of £5,000 and a Gold Leaf for over £10,000.
Ken said: “Thank you for the leaf, it’s lovely to have a permanent thank you to Paul’s House.”
Find out more
To find out how you and your family can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Farah Batchelor on 02380 514 043 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.