THE father of a little boy with a rare heart condition will be jumping from an aeroplane, raising funds for the charity which made his child’s dream come true.
George Armstrong’s six-year-old son Luke enjoyed a magical Lapland adventure courtesy of When You Wish Upon A Star this Christmas.
The precious memories Luke and many other poorly children were able to treasure from their charity excursion has inspired George to raise funds so other youngsters can enjoy similar adventures as respite from their courageous battles with illness.
George said: “Some of the children the charity helps may not have more than a few weeks to live so to be able to give them something special like a trip to see Santa is incredibly worthwhile and a cause that’s very close to our hearts.”
When You Wish Upon A Star is entirely reliant on public donations and in the current economic climate is struggling to raise as much as it needs.
Financial uncertainty has already forced the cancellation of an annual visit to Center Parcs it arranges and could jeopardize other wishes it arranges for sick children.
A hectic programme of fund raising events have been organised to ensure as much money as possible continues to pour in and the charity can continue its valuable work.
Alford resident George will be taking part in a sponsored skydive at Lancaster in May along with other supporters of the charity.
Previously he has taken part in bunjee jumps and attended specialist railway appreciation events with Thomas the Tank Engine obsessed Luke to raise funds for children’s charities
l To sponsor George visit www.justgiving.com/george-armstrong.