Please see below a letter from Vicki Dunlop. Vicki will be skydiving on August 6th. Photographs/video evidence will be shown after the event. Both Steve Parrett, your Club Captain and I are extremely grateful to Vicki. She is trying to boost our charity funds this year which have been very low as we have been unable to hold our usual events at SWGC due to the current COVID situation. Please support her. Everything you donate will go direct to “Simon Says”
Sue Gibbs, Lady Captain 2020
I would like to “introduce” myself. I am Vicki Dunlop, a member of South Winchester Golf Club’s Ladies Section and I turned 60 years young at the beginning of April during Lockdown. I will be doing a Tandem Skydive on Thursday 6th August and all the money that I raise will be going to our SWGC 2020 Captain’s Charity “Simon Says”. “Simon Says” is a Hampshire charity that was set up to support children and young people up to the age of 18 who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying.
This Challenge is totally out of my remit, in fact it scares me witless! However, I have ALWAYS promised myself to “jump” out of my box and do a challenge in my 60th Year. This one is close to my heart as my Dad, a British Army Colonel attached to the Parachute Regiment, designed and put into service the reserve parachute. When he first started parachute jumping it was with one parachute and if it failed then you didn’t have much chance of surviving! In fact, his last entry in his “jump logbook” following hundreds of parachute jumps reads “broke leg”!
Sadly, my Dad will not see me do this. Born in 1914 and left this earth peacefully 13 years ago, he will be with me in spirit together with a photograph of him in his gear and his red beret will be in my pocket too. I would like to make him proud!
This Skydive is even more important this year as many smaller charities have really suffered following the Covid-19 outbreak and many do not have enough money to continue their hugely worthwhile work.
If you would be kind enough to contribute even the smallest amount to make this worthwhile, I would be eternally grateful. Donations can either be made through our South Winchester Golf Charity Bank Account No 20561436 Sort Code 20-97-01 with “ Dunlop then your surname” as a reference (this way the charity will receive more money) or through my JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/VickiDunlop – please apply the Gift aid so the Charity receive more money.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!