Charity champions are back!
Big or small, easy or challenging, SNAP supporters of all ages want to get stuck in and raise vital funds for their local charity after seeing its impact on Essex families. We cannot thank people enough for thinking of SNAP and taking on these impressive feats!
Here’s just a small selection of exciting challenges that have recently taken place…
Wing Walker, Joyce
SNAP supporter, Joyce, went to new heights to support SNAP by completing a wing walk hundreds of feet in the air.
“I have always wanted to wing walk as it’s something quite daring, so thought I would make it worthwhile and do it for charity.”
Wing walks date back to the 1920s as a heart hammering stunt that featured in aerial barnstorming shows. Daredevil, Joyce, wasn’t worried about the risks involved. “I didn’t really think about it. I have been in a light aircraft before, albeit the one in Clacton.”
On the day, Joyce climbed up onto the top wing of a vintage biplane and was strapped into a specially designed five-point harness, standing on top of the plane. She reminisces that it was great once the plane had taken off.
The wind and a bit of rain whipped at Joyce but she wasn’t frightened. “The best part was once I was in the air, I could clearly see the Dartford Bridge, the Thames and Canary Wharf.”
Thanks to her bravery and determination, Joyce raised an astonishing £1,952 for SNAP.
She also shared some sage advice for anyone wanting to try a wing walk. “I will always remember the tip from a lady who went on the plane before me. She told me to keep my mouth shut. Otherwise your cheeks flap around!”
Nine-year-old, Jaime, decided to do a swimathon for SNAP after attending Mini-Sensorise in February half term. She saw the impact the charity has on other children and families…
“I wanted to help other kids like my brother and give something back to SNAP”.
Congratulations to Jaime for raising £500.
This year we had two fabulous runners participate in the London Marathon who raised over an incredible £5,200 between them.
Rich – “Running the London Marathon for SNAP was a real honour. I can’t say I’m in any rush to run another marathon anytime soon, but I’m absolutely thrilled with the money raised for a charity that is very close to my heart.”
Carl – “I’ve always wanted to run a Marathon but never really committed to doing one until this year. I said to myself it’s now or never. I’m just so pleased I have raised some money to help SNAP with its superb work to help families.”
If you would like to fundraise for SNAP, contact the Fundraising Team on 01277 245345 or email [email protected]
Alternatively, visit SNAP’s website snapcharity.org/get-involved