Daring dads taking to skies for charity jump

June 10 2021
Daring dads taking to skies for charity jump

A duo of daring dads will be stepping into the unknown when they take on a fundraising skydive for New College Worcester.

Inspired by the level of education and support their children receive at the Whittington Road-based college, Max Keam and Adam Baker are doing their skydive on Saturday, June 13.

Both have sons who started at NCW in September as Year 7s, who are benefiting from the specialist teaching and care at the school for children who are blind or vision impaired.

Mr Keam explained: “The past year has had a massive impact on the school’s ability to carry out its fundraising activities, so I have volunteered to take part to raise some extra funds for the school that means so much not to just my family but to all the families whose children attend.”

Mr Baker said: “At the age of three my son was diagnosed with a brain tumour which has left him severely vision impaired.

“With NCW having had their fundraising efforts hampered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I have decided to do my bit to help out and throw myself out of a plane.”

They will be joined on the day by Principal of NCW, Nic Ross.

She said: “Our students challenge themselves every single day to go out of their comfort zone so I thought I should do the same.”

Also jumping will be senior NCW student Seb.

It is hoped that the skydive event will raise over £10,000, which would be spent making improvements to the buildings and buying extra resources for the students.

To support the NCW jumpers with a donation visit the website www.ncw.co.uk.