An Inverurie man is set to take the ultimate ‘plunge’ in aid of local charity Gordon Dementia Service.
Iain Telfer (61) is taking the ultimate plunge for the Inverurie based charity, when on Sunday, June 1, he will jump out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet in a bid to raise money for the worthy organisation.
Two years ago, Iain’s youngest daughter Kirsty took the same leap of faith, raising over £3,000 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. On the day, Iain secretly hoped he could take part as well. He said, “I was hoping someone would drop out, pardon the pun, and let me take their place.”
He made the mistake of telling his children and so they arranged the skydive for his Christmas. His first reaction was, “I wish I hadn’t opened my big mouth!”
Iain chose Gordon Dementia Services to be the beneficiary of his first ever skydive because his daughter Alison and son Colin both work at the centre. “I have seen and heard great things about the organisation and, like lots of charities these days, they rely quite heavily on fundraising and donations.”
Gordon Dementia Service aim to provide the best possible care for Service Users and to give their families and relatives the certain knowledge that those in their care are being looked after in a most professional manner. The service provides daily care Monday to Thursday in a spacious flat at 3 Pleyfauld House, Inverurie and on a Friday at the Day Care Centre, Port Road, Inverurie.
Every fourth Saturday members of GDS SCIO volunteer at the local charity shop Garioch Charity Shop in Inverurie.
If anyone would like to sponsor Iain, they can do so by cash or cheque (made payable to Gordon Dementia Services), which can be dropped off in a sealed envelope marked ‘Iain Telfer Skydive’ to The Acorn Centre, Inverurie. Or they can contact Iain on 07749993070.