Dogs for Autism 100 Hero Jacob Bradley, has successfully raised over £1000 for the charity with a sponsored tandem skydive.
Jacob, 16 from Poole in Dorset, set about planning and raising funds for DfA with a sponsored skydive earlier this summer. From pub raffles at his parent’s local pub, The Barking Cat in Poole, to car boot sales, Jacob and his family have raised an incredible £1048 since the start of their fundraising journey. The patrons of The Barking Cat raised a total of £457 from raffle sales and a donation box left on the bar.
Not only is Jacob one of our youngest fundraisers, he is also one of the bravest! He and his tandem skydiver jumped from 15,000 feet above Salisbury Plain last weekend, the jump being brought forward by a day to avoid bad weather.
Jacob has now become one of our latest 100 Heroes for DfA! A certificate and medal for his achievement will be with him shortly. Congratulations to Jacob on his amazing jump for charity and our thanks to everyone at The Barking Cat and all those who contributed to his fundraising.
For those with a head for heights, a video of Jacob’s jump can be found on our social media channels. Well done Jacob!
If you would like to add to Jacob’s total, his fundraising page can be found here.
There’s no denying that some of our supporters definitely go ‘above and beyond’ for us as a charity!
DfA fundraiser, Jacob Bradley, is raising money for us this Autumn with a sponsored charity skydive.
Jacob, 16, from Poole in Dorset, will soon be jumping 15,000 feet above Salisbury Plain later in October.
With extra fundraising help from his parents, Jacob has even planned to hold a raffle with some amazing prizes including a spa day at a Hilton Hotel, a family of 4 oceanarium ticket, beer vouchers, pizza vouchers, a meal for two at Brasserie Blanc and that’s just to name a few!
Tickets for the raflle have been sold at The Barking Cat, the family’s local pub in Poole, where landlord Mark Ambrose, kindly agreed to have a collection tin just for Jacob’s skydive. The pub has been collecting donations from their customers, and in less than five weeks have gathered more than £150 in cash donations.
Jacob, who one day wants to be a pilot, has always wanted to take part in a jump, so when he learnt of DfA and the work we do, decided that now was the time to raise money for a charity that helped people with autism. We wish Jacob the very best of luck for his skydive on 23rd October!
You can help Jacob reach his fundraising target here: