16th November 1999

 

STUDENTS IN SKY DIVE FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

 

A university student from Sandtoft aims to perform a parachute jump to raise money for Children in Need.

 

Anthony Cundall, a third-year Management student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, hopes to raise £150 to qualify for the feat in time for the Children in Need broadcast on 29th November.

 

“I’m up for it - I’ve got no problem whatsoever with the idea,” said Anthony (20), of Dirtness Bridge Farm, Sandtoft. “But I’m doing the jump with a friend of mine who has vertigo, so I have to be there to make sure that she goes through with it!”

 

Nicola Gower, a third-year European Tourism undergraduate, suffers so much from vertigo that she feels ill just by climbing to the third floor of the main building at the university’s Lincoln campus.

 

But she hopes to go through with the parachute jump at the end of the month to help boost this year’s Children in Need appeal.

 

Nicola (20), of Billing Road, Northampton, is determined to pull off the feat despite her fear of heights. “I’m definitely determined to do it,” she said. “It’s for a really good cause, after all.”

 

If you’d like to sponsor the pair’s sky-diving effort you can call the university’s marketing office on 01522 886042 or contact Anthony by email at the following address: 970883506@97.lincoln.ac.uk

 

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Note to editors

 

BBC Children in Need celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Gaby Roslin and Terry Wogan will present the broadcast which begins at 7pm on Friday 26th November. Last year the appeal raised £20 million. The national hotline number for telephone donations is 0845 7332233.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)