Simon Vercoe, who was also a cub, air cadet, and member of Westbury Swimming Club, is raising money for Parkinson’s UK. His grandfather has suffered from the disease for nearly 20 years.
Simon, who now lives in Bath, ran the Bath Half Marathon two years ago and raised over £600. Now, he says, “This year I thought instead of running 13 miles I would do 2.65 miles…vertically. That’s 14,000 feet at speeds of 120mph!”
Simon will do his sky dive on Saturday 6th April at Netheravon Airfield, near Salisbury. You can help him fundraise by visiting http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/SimonVercoe
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK.
Parkinson’s UK is a support and research charity. It is the largest charity funder of Parkinson’s research in the UK, funding research to advance understanding of Parkinson’s and treatments to make life easier for people living with Parkinson’s.
The charity also offers friendship and support for people with Parkinson’s, and campaigns to make sure people with Parkinson’s are treated fairly with access to the support they need.
You can find out more about the charity at www.parkinsons.org.uk