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Andy's leap for MND funds
9:00am Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
ANDOVERIAN Andy Quick is to skydive over Old Sarum Airfield in June to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
After being encouraged to watch an episode of DIY SOS Big Build by a friend, Andy was “blown away” by the courage of the family involved dealing with motor neurone disease (MND).
Andy said: “What shocked me is its cruelty to people affected by it and its no-nonsense approach to taking a perfectly good human being, and reducing them finger by finger, limb by limb to a degenerative former self.
“There is no doubt in my mind and those who suffer with MND that there is a cure out there, what we need is money and awareness. This is a disease that will not go away unless we fight it and then it can be beaten.”
Speaking about the skydive itself, Andy said: “My feelings about jumping out of a plane and letting fate take me to Earth, I am terrified about it – I won't lie! I hate heights but if I have one ounce of the courage that people with MND have, I have nothing to worry about.
“My fear is now not jumping out of a plane, it’s about letting them down. That won’t happen.”
So far Andy has raised more than £1,000 for the skydive on 1 June.
To donate, visit his website at justgiving.com/Andy-Quick- SkyDive.