Have you ever wanted to throw your boss from a plane? Make-A-Wish Ireland is calling on employees all over Ireland to ‘toss your boss’ in a white knuckle skydive experience to help grant wishes to children aged between three and 17 who are battling life threatening medical conditions such as cancer, brain tumours, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy.
In association with Radio Nova, Make-A-Wish Ireland’s annual skydive fun weekend takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, in the Aerodrome, Co Longford.
Susan O’Dwyer, chief executive of Make-A-Wish, said they are really looking forward to the event.
“The skydive is an exhilarating, once in a lifetime, experience. We are not only giving employees the chance to see their boss fly through the air at 120 miles per hour from 10,000ft, but everyone who supports our skydive will be instrumental in granting wishes, providing respite for our wish children from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.”
The skydive weekend event will run from 8.30am to 8.30pm and absolutely anyone is welcome to take part, so if your boss is a bit too shy you can get a group of colleagues, friends or family members together.
One participant already signed up to this year’s event is adrenaline junkie and Make-A-Wish supporter, Paul Clarke, who has already completed 89 skydives and is looking forward to making this event his 90th jump.
“I did my first skydive aged just 19 and was hooked,” explained Mr Clarke. “Now I try to do one at any opportunity. It’s a pure adrenaline rush. As this is the 90th jump, I wanted to mark this special occasion by helping to fundraise for Make-A-Wish as what they do is amazing.”
If you would like to join bosses from around the country and the many other participants taking part this year’s event, the minimum amount to fundraise is €520. From this amount, €260 covers the cost of the jump and the other €260 goes directly to Make-A-Wish.