Warren Mansfield-Smith, key account manager – food solutions at food safety measurement equipment firm Testo, is to skydive for charity.
On Saturday 4 August, he will be jumping from a plane 10,000ft above the east coast to raise money for dementia charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.
He stated: “In 2015 my father in law lost his battle against dementia and I wouldn’t wish the pain and suffering our family went through during the last 3-4 years of his life on my worst enemy. This disease not only destroyed a larger than life character with a heart of pure gold, but put his family through the most painful and upsetting time of their lives.”
Since Bill Mansfield’s diagnosis, Mansfield-Smith and his family have completed several challenges to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society including a ‘Memory Hop’ with former Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster, and a three-legged ‘Memory Walk’ to highlight the fact dementia affects one in three people.
The skydive is the latest in the fundraising efforts, which are ever more urgent for the family, as sadly Mansfield-Smith’s uncle has now been diagnosed with the disease, aged just 55.
“This will be a giant leap for me to hopefully provide a giant leap towards finding a cure for dementia,” said Mansfield-Smith.
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