Sally’s big leap of faith

5 August 2021

An Exeter keyworker is getting ready to face her fear of heights for a charity skydive.

Portrait of Sally Cox standing outside

Sally Cox has worked as an enabler at St David’s House care home in Exeter (part of the WESC Foundation charity) for three years, and is preparing for a fundraising skydive in August. She supports young adults in their 20s and 30s who are blind or partially sighted, and loves every minute of it – even through lockdown!

Sally – who admits that she’s “not too good with heights” – will be taking part in a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet up above the Devon countryside at Dunkeswell, near Honiton.

The money raised will help ensure that children and young adults with visual impairment and complex needs can live their best life.

Cameron Merry, WESC Foundation’s fundraiser explains more:

“Our supporters help us to go the extra mile to break down the barriers that are often in place for young adults because of their complex needs or vision impairment.

“That might be something as simple as helping a teenager who uses a wheelchair because of their Cerebral Palsy develop their core strength in our hydrotherapy pool, or equipping a bathroom with a powered hoist to help them transfer into the bath with dignity.”

Several WESC Foundation staff members and their friends and family are taking part in the sponsored event throughout August.

You can sponsor Sally or any of the WESC Foundation skydivers by following the links below to their JustGiving pages:

Support our skydivers

Sally: Donate to Sally’s JustGiving page

Katie: Donate to Katie’s JustGiving page

Scott: Donate to Scott’s JustGiving page

Ella-Marie: Donate to Ella-Marie’s JustGiving page

Kirsty: Donate to Kirsty’s JustGiving page

Beth: Donate to Beth’s JustGiving page

Aidan: Donate to Aidan’s JustGiving page

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