Daredevil Danny fundraises for Independence Matters

A customer’s grandson has completed a sponsored skydive at Beccles aerodrome, raising a fantastic £725.90 for The Lawns Community Hub in Great Yarmouth.

Danny Porter received the skydive experience as a gift for his 30th birthday and wanted to make it meaningful by fundraising for a worthwhile cause. He said: “My wonderful and ever amazing Nan asked if I would do the jump for The Lawns. They wanted to get a large flat screen TV for their main hall to make it easier for customers to watch movies and programmes”.

Danny completed his skydive in September and was able to formally present a cheque to his Nan, Lillian Skinner, at the Hub surrounded by customers and staff. Everyone at the Hub is looking forward to enjoying movie afternoons in a cinema-like setting complete with popcorn once the new TV has been installed.

Danny thanked all those supporting him by donating, but especially his Nan for nominating him, saying: “It’s been a huge honour to raise this money for such amazingly friendly members and hard-working staff at The Lawns. I can't wait to do the jump again and help raise more money.”

The Lawns Community Hub is one of several daytime services run by Independence Matters in the Great Yarmouth area and supports older people to remain independent and feel a valued part of their community.

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