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Disabled Simon Davies makes skydive from 15,000ft to raise cash for Jewish Care's Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green
A disabled man leapt from 15,000ft to raise money for the care home where he has lived for 17 years.
Determined to fulfill a lifelong ambition, Simon Davies completed the skydive on Sunday, raising more than £5,000 for Jewish Care’s Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green.
The 38-year-old, who was born with athetoid Cerebral Palsy, said: “Everyone told me I was mad doing this jump but it was something I have always wanted to do.
“It was odd being strapped to a stranger who you are about to jump out of a plane with.
"It is hard to explain how the skydive felt as I have never experienced anything like that feeling before - a mix of excitement, nerves and pure adrenalin.”
Owing to his disability, Mr Davies is reliant on an electric wheelchair and speaks with the aid of a synthesizer.
When he was 21 he moved to Rela Goldhill Lodge which provides care for adults with physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
Despite feeling “a sense of accomplishment” after completing the skydive, Mr Davies is still determined to reach his target of raising £10,000 for the lodge.
He said: “It’s my home, it is a unique place that enables me to live as independently as possible.”
To support Mr Davies, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonDaviesJumps
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