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sunbeam
sunbeam

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Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:Moohaahaa, Coleman and I will be jumping out of a plane at the end of April to raise money for a very worthy cause
http://www.gdl.org.uk/
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Global Development Links is a small charity based at the University of East London. Mr Moohaahaa himself will be in Tanzania this summer working on this project:

Tanzania 2005

Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Uru is a rural district where local people rely on coffee and bananas to make a little money to survive. Local schools are cramped and often in an advanced state of disrepair. There is often only one textbook to a classroom and computers are rarely, if ever, seen. HIV/AIDS has had a devastating impact on many families with up to 80% of all families affected directly.

GDL will be:

Installing computer networks in local schools
Renovating nursery schools and building play facilities
Setting up a vocational training centre for HIV orphans
Transferring medical records in local clinics onto a computer database

If any HoPpers out there would like to help us raise money we would appreciate your help.

If you would be willing and able to make a small donation please reply here or PM Moohaahaa, Coleman or myself.

Cheers!

sunny eva sunbeam sunny


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hey there!

Have a great time... i did a couple of static line parachute jumps for Action Cancer a few years ago... tis utterly scary, but an absolute rush.

Tandem jumps are better... you get freefall!! And someone to help you land... which helps biggrin

Just remember to keep your eyes open on the way down biggrin


Getting to the other side smile

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sunbeam
sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:cheers for the tips firepoise, yeah we're doing a tandem jump biggrin weeeeeeeeeeeee!

have you got any tips for raising sponsorship money? ubbangel


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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Ermmm...
Well, i brought my sponsorship form round work, my dad brought it round his work... as did all my friends... I knocked on the doors in my street and asked everyone I met for about two months before hand.

If necessary, go spend a Saturday afternoon spinning flags or tail poi outside the local supermarket and get sponsorship that way.

It's lots of work, but worth it... make sure you tell them what height you're jumping from (for added drama) and how long you'll be freefalling for.

The night before you're going to be very, very nervous... sitting on the edge of the plane will make you want to give up... but get over your fears, because it's frickin marvellous biggrin


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Moohaahaa
Moohaahaa

enthusiast
Location: In Ger Land
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 382
Posted:Or do a post on HoP?

Maybe this will raise money.
Who knows. Anyway, I can't wait smile


Some things you have to see to believe, but
Some things you have to believe in to see.

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fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:hug

wonderful idea I will hopefully speak to you at the weekend

hugs n smiles in the meantime my brave friends!!


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Facelessjoker
enthusiast
Location: Exeter
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 249
Posted:Wow wee!! Jumping out of a plane sounds well cool. I do however think people who do this are mad wink

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sunbeam
sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:hmm.... wink

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sunny


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:check out these people:

http://www.justgiving.com/default.asp?country=uk&did=1
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They've ripped off amazon's page design and they are one of many companies that hang around charities trying to make money out of them. They do allow people to give donations over the net though with credit card and it's dead easy to setup. They take a cut (of course) which is debatably scandelously high (about 5% - they're making a killing out of people's generousity basically), but if you know a lot of people on the internet you may get money you wouldn't otherwise. People can also donate anonymously, which peopel with more money than us peasent scum sometimes like to do.


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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:my uncle used to skydive as a hobby. then he messed up eek

never a good thing, i think he's still not up to full health, and it was three years ago


-James

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:i bottled it wink

but our jonny and eva are still going for it, accompanied by adam of the north.

just wanted to say to all three of you, good luck and have a great jump hug2

here's hoping for blue skies and adrenaline by the bucketload... biggrin


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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sunbeam
sunbeam

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Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:cheers.... well i'm pleased to announce that we all survived to tell the tale.. and the sky was blue the sunlight was gold and the clouds were fluffy and soft and the adrenaline was unbelievable. biggrin We had a great day and raised a fair bit of cash for GDL.. so thanks for your support and especially cheers to those of you who sponsored us..

sunny


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bing!
bing!

i beat my inner child
Location: manchester UK
Member Since: 25th Jan 2005
Total posts: 184
Posted:nice 1!
i did 2 static lines a couple of weeks ago. loved it. gonna have to get better and get to the standard of being able to do freefall
how high did u jump from?


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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:ubbrollsmile

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Always Acknowledge

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DoktorSkell
DoktorSkell

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Location: Van Diemans Land
Member Since: 11th Jan 2005
Total posts: 475
Posted:I have jumped out of a plane before.

It was teh fun.


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it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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Moohaahaa
Moohaahaa

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Location: In Ger Land
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 382
Posted:We jumped from 12,000 feet. It was a tandem dive ya see.

We did about 1 mile of free-fall in about 35 seconds.
That was mental. Then we floated down the next mile and a bit, and then landed most graciously on our butts.


You should all do this. I'm probably going to be organising another jump for my charity in September or October time. I'll let y'all know about it nearer the time.


You all must try this at least once smile


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sunbeam
sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:yeah man!

"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:I almost did a parachute jump once, but thankfully the OAP who was taking my flying lesson/telling me war stories didn't die whilst we were up (it did give an added element of fear thou!)

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:hey guys, wave just wanted to wish you luck on jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane. I've been parachuting twice and it's ubbloco smile

Note - try and get out of the plane as soon as you can - when i went parachuting the guys who were out 7th and 8th had to wait for about 20 minutes in the plane watching everyone else jump out, they said it was the worst part. I got to jump 1st each time, which was nice wink

Have fun!! tongue


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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

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Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:Let me know if you're doing another jump later in the year, I might be up for throwing myself out of a plane for a good cause! Congratulations, your charity sounds like it's doing some great work. smile

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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:I'm half tempted, that thing called the sun has brought my adventurousness out. eek adrenelin is a good thing ! wink most deffomundo
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sunbeam
sunbeam

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Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:Cheers guys!

Will hexagonic - yeah man! I know exactly what you mean, watching Mr jonny Moohaahaa jumping out ahead of me completely freaked me out; gave me time to realise what I was about to do.... umm ubbloco

Anyone who hasn't done a jump (jem, flid, tea fairy) contact jonny moohaahaa if you want to, then you can have the best adrenaline buzz ever; and raise money for a worthy cause at the same time.. can't be bad biggrin

looking forward to seeing you guys after these censored exams are over.

ubbrollsmile

sunny


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