John’s Big Leap for MS

John Hatfield is all set for his sponsored skydive on 1st August, in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and he would welcome your support.

John writes: “Not many people can celebrate their 65th birthday and have a 21st in the same year! I will be 65 in July and will reach my 21st year in Slingsby in the same month. So I was trying to think of something special to mark the occasion and had a few crazy ideas but had nothing planned.

Late last year my niece was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She is the third person I had heard of with this disease after my partner’s niece and a friend’s wife. Anyway, early this year my niece’s husband died suddenly and I thought maybe I could help in some way by raising some money for MS.

I decided to try for a skydive! I’ve never done anything like this before, but if I can help raise a bit of money for MS I will. I was originally given the opportunity on 30th May at Bridlington but this was postponed as all airfields were closed due to Covid-19. I am now expecting to jump on the 1st August.

If anyone would like to sponsor me I have sponsor forms at home or there’s a ‘Justgiving’ page on Facebook. Look for The Big Leap 2020 in my name John Hatfield. Or go to: Alternatively, you can phone me on 01653 628701. Thank you in anticipation.”