Diocese Chief Executive, Max Manin, has leapt from an aeroplane to raise money for charity.
Chief Executive makes leap of faith
150th anniversary celebrations at Bishop Grosseteste University College were launched today by chairman of the College and Diocese of Lincoln Chief Executive Max Manin, who leapt from an aeroplane flying 13,000 feet above the earth.
Before the jump, Max
hoped it would be a thrill.
"I will accelerate to 120mph in 10 seconds before free-falling for around 45 seconds.
If all goes to plan the rest of the fall will be at a more leisurely pace, with up to five minutes under the parachute", he
used the jump as a fundraising exercise for the Bishop Grosseteste Foundation
, which supports special projects that may otherwise be impossible.
The Foundation gives grants and scholarships to students to enhance their experience and support volunteering projects, such as teaching at Valley View School
, Uganda, or at Birunda Primary School for The Deaf and St Vincent's Home for the Physically Disabled in Kenya.
The range of volunteering projects the scholarships support are varied, and include working with hospices, orphanages, schools and street children.
"My goal is to raise a minimum of £2,000 - that's 50p for every metre of the fall", Max
Donations can be made online at: http://www.justgiving.com/Max-Manin