The skydiving charity event held during the year 2017 at Lagan in Nottingham, England was a huge success with the wide participation of participants from different walks of life and also raising an overwhelming amount of over £ 42,000.00. This fund helped to transform the lives of many aspiring young nurses in Kerala, India by supporting them financially to continue their studies. Also an amount of £ 3,500.00 was given to Cancer Research UK, one of the leading charities in UK in the area of fighting against deadly disease of cancer. The enquiries were receiving by the foundation since then from the British Malyali readers and charity supporters about the similar type of public charity events. The recently concluded AGM at Bath also discussed and approved the trust to proceed with conducting such event. It was in the joint meeting of trustees and advisory committee members held at Coventry on 1st June 2019 decided to hold a public charity event of skydiving at Salisbury on 28th September 2019. A committee constituted as a core team including the Vice Chairman Jagadees Nair, Jt. Treasurer Afsal Ali and trustee Roy Stephen BEM by the meeting for the successful implementation of the program.
The event has organised with a view to mainly support financially unsound student nurses back in Kerala, India and also to endorse our understanding with local UK charities by assisting them with our little help. The trustees reached to this decision by taking into consideration the fact that most of the recently migrated Malayali community has come from the nursing background which paved them the way for settling well with their family in U.K and also to assist their dear and near ones in back in India. An elaborate discussion in charity felt that as most of its members/families are also with nursing background, should support financially struggling student nurses to complete their studies in order to enable them to build up a bright future ahead.
The challenge is open to all public from the age of 16 but to some maximum weight restrictions. The participant will have to open a fundraising platform through virginmoneygiving selecting BMCF as supporting charity. The trust is planning to conduct the event with the participation of at least 30 people, who will be flying high sky at a height upto 13500 ft. for a free fall skydiving at Salisbury. Many people including the trustees have already come forward to participate and if anyone wishes to participate, please contact at [email protected]
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