Colin's Charity Skydive

31st October 2008 9:13am - Return to press releases

East Riding College employee Colin Cooper will jump out of a plane next month to raise money for RNID, the national charity for people who are deaf and hard of hearing

East Riding College employee Colin Cooper will jump out of a plane next month to raise money for RNID, the national charity for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

He is hoping to raise more than ?2,000 through the sponsored skydive, which he will do near Bridlington, and is appealing for sponsors.

Colin, 37, a facilities officer at the College?s St James Centre in Hull, said: ?I am doing the sponsored skydive because I am trying to raise awareness of the fantastic work the RNID does for the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.

?This charity is something that I am passionate about. The money I raise will help these people and go towards a hearing dog.?

Colin and his father-in-law, Ken Stamp, have run a number of dinner dances this year and have so far raised about ?900.

Colin, who lives off Cottingham Road, in Hull, is awaiting the exact date for his jump but it will be some time in the middle of November.

He said: ?This people will give someone who is deaf or hard of hearing more independence.

?Please dig deep for a worthy cause. And thank you to those who have already sponsored me.?

To sponsor Colin, call him on 07818 418824 or email colinecooper@hotmail.co.uk