Bolingbroke teacher skydives for Borneo charity - but needs more sponsorship

Ms Dempster hurtling through the skies during her brave skydive last Saturday

A skydive from 1000 feet by a brave Bolingbroke teacher has raised over £1,600 for charity, but she is still looking for further sponsorship to reach her £2,000 target.

Did anyone say nervous? Ms Dempster is all smiles, despite her fear of  jumping out of the plane at 1000 feet. 

Jade Dempster is taking a group of year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils to Borneo next Tuesday, and her fund raising efforts will go towards the cost of the trip for some of the more disadvantaged pupils, as well as to donate to Camp Bongkud for the renovation of the sporting facilities that the group will be helping develop and build during their stay. "This will give more sporting opportunities to the children and locals in the area, which they currently do not have," said Ms Dempster, who added that she "loved every second" of her "terrifying" jump.

Camp Bongkud in Borneo where Bolingbroke pupils will be helping to renovate the sporting facilities

Ms Dempster said that many parents and carers had struggled financially to afford the trip, and had made great sacrifices over the past two years to raise funds for their children to go on what will be an adventure of a lifetime. "As you can imagine, this has been a real stretch. Whilst they are almost there having put down hefty funds for their trip, any additional financial help, no matter how small, would be really appreciated in ensuring all the students can complete their payments and go on the trip."

Some of the friendly natives Bolingbroke pupils might bump into during their Borneo adventure

In addition, the group will be taking supplies and  gifts for the children and schools in the poor communities they will be visiting. Any donations of stationary, toys or school supplies would be wonderful and gratefully received - just send an email to j.dempster@arkbolingbrokeacademy.org.