Lancky Dogs has been lucky enough to make a new friend – Steve Bradshaw – who decided to risk life and limb by undertaking a sponsored parachute jump to raise money to help all those desperate greyhounds and lurchers out there still waiting for a chance.
Steve says: “I am terrified of heights, so much so that I can’t even go up a ladder! So don’t ask me why I am throwing myself out of a plane from 14,000 feet!!! The thought of helping the dogs is going to pull me through and force me to do it. I have chosen the greyhounds to donate my money to as they have been a large part of my life. After my dad died I got my greyhound, Jacqueline in 1998. She helped me through the bad times and unfortunately passed away in May 2007 with cancer. I love the greyhounds/lurcher temperament and also their loyalty and laziness. Now I have two lurchers, Desmond and Raymond, who are amazing dogs and great companions. I couldn’t wish for better dogs.”
Well, the big day arrived with perfect jumping out of plane weather. Lancky Dogs were on one of their monthly walks at the same time as Steve was doing his jump but we were all thinking about him as he plummeted towards the ground at over 120mph!
Then half way through the walk we received a text saying “Woooooo – I’ve done it” and we all stopped and gave a massive cheer for Steve. Click on the photos below to see full details.
When Steve got his breath back after such an awesome undertaking he said: “Wow!! What a day. I have been through every emotion possible! I still can’t believe I have actually jumped out of a plane from 14,000ft. I did the jump at the North West Parachute Centre at Grange over Sands and it was brilliant.
Steve, seen presenting the sponsorship money to Lucille, added how pleased he was to be able to help so many greyhounds. Thanks to the generosity of his sponsors, Steve succeeded in raising a fantastic £500.
Inspired by and in memory of Jacqueline