The Big Brize Bounce

big brize bounce

Two very special ‘Daddy’s were determined to raise awareness in a very unusual way for a cause so close to their hearts.

Sergeant Ali Hepworth and Sergeant Jim Gregory from 47th Squadron RAF Brize Norton both have children under the age of six that have Cystics Fibrosis. When I was introduced to them last year by Cystic Fibrosis Trust I knew immediately that these guys wanted to create a fundraising day with a difference.

The ingredients: 500+ RAF Service personnel and their families, a runway and a stack of Space Hoppers! Immediately, Guinness World Records (GWR) sprang to mind. So with some creative thinking from the GWR, a lot of energy and determination the guys worked hard to create a GWR breaking day on the 2nd May 2012 to launch Cystic Fibrosis week.

The lovely Goldie Rocks and the charity Patron Ben Shephard hosted the afternoon of bouncing and it was such fun; even Annabelle and I had a bounce and we took part in the 100 meter mass participation bounce and that was tough!

Almost half the people present pledged to support The Cystic Fibrosis Trust by signing up to Give as you Live.

Give as you Live Online is a new way to raise money for any UK charity – for FREE so it’s the perfect way to support the cause you care about particularly at a time when it’s important to watch the pennies.

Here’s the video of the bouncing RAF 47 Squadron

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