A MANAGER at Harlow College is taking part in a 13,000ft tandem skydive to raise money for nearby St Clare Hospice, a charity that cared for his late sister following her 7 month battle with cancer.
Fifty-two-year-old Antony Mulney, a minor works manager at the college, aims to raise funds to support the running of St Clare Hospice, Harlow. His sister Majella Dickson received a terminal diagnosis of cancer of the gall bladder a week before Christmas in 2018. She spent 17 days in the hospice’s care before her death.
Mr Mulney described an odd discussion they had before she received her diagnosis: “It’s a bit odd. You know like the adverts you get where ‘one-in-two people suffer from cancer in their life’, I’m the youngest of eight and I said, what are the chances of one of us getting cancer? And then no more than six months later she got cancer, it’s just a bit ironic really.”
His total raised so far is £750, completely surpassing his target of £500.
The tandem parachute jump will be held on the July 20, 2019, in the Cambridge/Peterborough area. This will be the sixth time Mr Mulney has skydived for a charity, as well as taking on multiple walks and runs for various charities including Help for Heroes and Cancer Research.
“Personally, I see it as a way of giving something back rather than just taking all the time,” he said. “St Clare Hospice is there for everybody, no matter where you come from, if they’ve got space available to you then they’ll take you.”
To support Antony Mulney and St Clare Hospice, go to his Virgin Money page and donate whatever you can. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnthonyMulvey1