Charity skydive in memory of dad

In memory of dad: Doing a charity skydive for Winston’s Wish

Poppy is taking on a charity skydive to raise money for Winston’s Wish and in memory of her dad who died four years ago. Poppy has an Instagram account sharing her grief journey called @thegriefcase

What fundraising challenge are you taking on?

The challenge I have decided to take on is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a skydive. My friends and family would definitely describe me as a ‘scardey cat’ and I’m terrified of heights so this is an opportunity to overcome those fears.

Why did you decide to support Winston’s Wish?

I found out about Winston’s Wish on Instagram. My dad died four years ago when I was 28 and my life turned upside down. My younger sister was just eight years old at the time. So to be able to raise money for Winston’s Wish, a charity that guides children though grief is very close to my heart. Grief is something I have struggled to navigate as an adult, let alone as a young person, so I’m glad to be able to support this amazing cause.

Tell us why you decided to do a skydive

I know my dad would be so proud of everyone taking part in this jump. Fear and anxiety are things that have taken a front seat in my life since my dad died and I know this skydive will be my personal way of embodying the phrase ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. I’m planning on bringing a small photo of him, to keep with me on the jump so I know he’s with me every step of the way. BRING IT ON!


You can sponsor Poppy on her JustGiving page here.

Inspired by Poppy? There are still spaces available on our charity skydive on 27th September! Find out more and book here.