Fab Fundraisers: Adrenaline junkie Jimmy set for skydive!

Through our work, we are lucky to meet some amazing people, who go above and beyond to raise vital funds to ensure we can continue our work with disabled children, young people and adults.

We are extremely grateful to each and every single person who has raised money, made a donation or organised a fundraising event in aid of us. Every penny really does count in our mission to improve the lives of those we support and care for.

There are lots of ways people raise money for The Percy Hedley Foundation, but what we really love hearing about is why they do it. In our feature, Fab Fundraisers, we’ll get the story behind their amazing efforts.


My name is Jimmy Simpson. I’m 17 and don’t have time to worry about fear. Since birth I have dealt with circumstances which take courage to deal with. I have cerebral palsy which is a physical condition that occurs as a result of brain damage during birth. For me, my condition affects the things others would find easy, but that does not stop me. I’m a thrill seeker and love my life. I enjoy adrenaline-filled activities including zip wires, free fall drops and rollercoasters.

On the 25th of June I am taking part in a 15,000ft skydive in order to raise money for my school. Percy Hedley School has helped and supported me since I was 3-years- old. They have also encouraged me to believe in myself and focus on what I can do rather than what I can’t.

For me doing this skydive is a dream, something I have always wanted to do. The skydive will boost my adrenaline as it will be the biggest thing to date I have done. Allowing me to raise this money will help support me, my friends and the other students at school accomplish our dreams.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story, I would be extremely grateful if you could help me support my school by donating.

Thank you for reading.