On 6th December 2008, Taxi Driver Jon Whittick did a sky jump and raised funds for the LTFUC.
Jon Whittick has been a taxi driver for almost 25 years and has been married to wife Jenny for 31 years. They have two great children, Barry and Lisa and two wonderful grandsons Harry (5) and Riley (2).
For Jon’s 50th birthday this year, Jenny increased Jon’s life insurance and booked him a ‘Skydive’, as she knew it was something he always wanted to do!!
With only 2 weeks to go before the jump, kind hearted Jon thought it would be a good opportunity to raise money for the LTFUC and began a race to get some sponsorship. Jon said he was quite surprised at people’s generosity, especially in these difficult times and he has managed to raise approximately £800 so far.
Special thanks go to Gorgeous George at 123 Send and Gary at Mag Diesel for their help and contributions and a big thank you also goes to everyone who donated so generously.
Jon says that although he will be moving to Spain in the very near future, he will be coming back on a regular basis to visit family and friends and to work the taxi for a week or so and will be available for the LTFUC children’s outings. He says the skydive was a fantastic experience and he will definitely be doing it again and will also try to convince his wife Jenny to jump to raise funds for such a well deserving charity, so watch this space!
The Hon. President, Hon. Chairman and Committee would like to thank Jon most sincerely for raising this money for us and look forward to him joining us on our future outings in 2009.
My own wife has suggested I do the same to mark my 60th birthday this year, but I have gracefully declined her kind offer on Doctor’s orders, well that’s my story!!