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Old 15 March 2011, 11:32   #1
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My girlfriend and I are doing a tandem sky-dive on Mothers Day to raise funds and awareness for the National Childbirth Trust. When my colleague's son was born very prematurely they provided loads of support during a very bewildering time. (Liz is also a breast-feeding counsellor for them).

We've set ourselves a target of 800, and so far have just over half of that; so, if we don't raise any more, which one of us will be hurled from an aircraft at 10,000ft? .

We'd be so grateful if you could support us in this; we have a JustGiving page if you'd like to make a donation:-

www.justgiving.com/ianliznct

Thanks so much!!!
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Hi All

My girlfriend and I are doing a tandem sky-dive on Mothers Day to raise funds and awareness for the National Childbirth Trust. When my colleague's son was born very prematurely they provided loads of support during a very bewildering time. (Liz is also a breast-feeding counsellor for them).

We've set ourselves a target of 800, and so far have just over half of that; so, if we don't raise any more, which one of us will be hurled from an aircraft at 10,000ft? .

We'd be so grateful if you could support us in this; we have a JustGiving page if you'd like to make a donation:-

www.justgiving.com/ianliznct

Thanks so much!!!
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How much does the actual jump cost and so you pay that or is it deducted as an expense from all the donations before the charity are paid?
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How much does the actual jump cost and so you pay that or is it deducted as an expense from all the donations before the charity are paid?
Hi Doug,

Good question:- the actual jump costs 240 () per person. The 400/person minimum target set by the charity would include this, meaning only 160 would go directly to the charity; however in our case we have paid 170 each for the jump, so all but 70 of the total will go to the charity.

Perhaps in future I should choose tasks that don't cost money and/or are valuable in themselves. The polar trips were very expensive in themselves, but they did generate much more in donations and charity exposure than I could have got by cleaning cars - that can't be said for this one.

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