UPDATE… I AM SO SORRY AIRFIELD JUST SAID NO, I AM TOO HEAVY. I AM DISAPPOINTED AND EMBARRASSED AND SORRY.
2ND AUGUST STILL ON!
I was skydiving on 2nd August, that is big for me. Now I am also skydiving on Friday 9th May.
I have so far raised £31 which whilst I am grateful for it is not nearly enough. My JustGiving page is here if you want to check the total.
I wish I was good at fundraising. I wish I could raise thousands. You see today is Matilda Mae’s birthday – but instead of toys and teddies and hugs and cards her parents and family instead have to send ballons and bubbles towards heaven. Hoping that Matilda Mae sees them…
How can this be right? How in this century can a toddler just die? SIDS is so cruel. So mean. So unfair.
Like many others Matilda’s sudden death touched me. If you know me in “real life” not just via the interweb you know I am a wuss. Most things scare me, heights are no exception. I struggle putting a sheet on the top bunk. I get 3 steps up a ladder and freak out. I can climb a tree, then I am stuck, unable to come down, frightened but frozen.
For me to skydive is HARD! For me to do this twice this Spring/Summer is massive. I am terrified, even twice, but happy to be terrified if it helps prevent a death from SIDS. The charity I am fundraising for is the Lullaby Trust – they helped Jennie and David after Tilda died. They help lots of families in awful situations.
No amount of my fear can compare to the grief of parents. Nothing. My fear seems tiny, but it’s real, and I’m doing this for Tilda’s family. I need to help somehow. So today, on Matilda Mae’s second birthday I am announcing another skydive for Matilda.
The date of this new jump is between my birthday (30-ish) and Matilda Mae’s birthday. I do not want birthday cards, instead please donate the price of a card and stamp. Her life needs to matter, for Matilda Mae, we are Team Matilda Mae, and we will not forget Tilda.
This new skydive is being paid for by Chicago Town Pizza. This means EVERYTHING I can raise goes straight to the Lullaby Trust without the skydive company taking a cut. So please, do you have a spare couple of pounds?
Please donate here.
Thank you. X