Jodie's jump for a special charity close to her heart
A Bedminster woman is set to put her fears aside and jump from a plane this month to raise funds for a charity close to her heart.
On September 25, 25-year-old Jodie Buffery will be taking the leap for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
Jodie [pictured, front left] was made aware of the charity when her friend’s family began visiting the local hospice, Charlton Farm in Wraxall.
Jodie said: “Charlton Farm has provided the most wonderful care for a very special little boy in my life – 3-year-old Harry – and his whole family, and I have seen first-hand what a difference this care, love and support has made.”
Jodie has taken part in other fundraising events before, such as CHSW’s Rainbow Run, but she has never taken on an extreme challenge.
Jodie added: “A skydive is something I have always wanted to do. However, when it came to booking this, I realised that it is possible to want to do something whilst being terrified at the same time!
“I know that when the time comes for me to jump, there will be some interesting words coming out of my mouth and I am going to wonder how I ended up 15,000 feet in the air about to jump.
“I also know that this is the least I can do for this wonderful charity and, in some way, this is helping me to keep fighting my own battle.”
Like may people, Jodie says the pandemic has had a serious impact on her mental health and wellbeing but setting herself a goal to raise as much money as possible for Charlton Farm is a positive focus for her.
“I am very proud to be playing a small part by fundraising and for all the incredible work the hospice does.
“I want to help them to keep helping children and their families during unimaginably difficult and, often heart-breaking, times,” added Jodie.
You can show your support for Jodie by donating to her fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jodie-buffery-skydive
To sign up for a skydive and raise money for CHSW, visit www.chsw.org.uk/skydive