Tandem Paraglide in aid of Tulips

Cancer Patient to Jump for Tulips

The following information has been received from Carole King and Sue Tilt of Tulips and we would like to pass this on to our readers.

“Tony Woods, long term Alsancak resident, is planning to make a Tandem Paraglide Flight in aid of Tulips (Help Those With Cancer) CharitTulips logo englishy. Tony, who will be 72 years of age, when he jumps, was diagnosed with advanced Prostate Cancer in January 2011. Before being diagnosed Tony suffered from Malignant Spinal Compression caused by the spread of the cancer to his spine. This impedes his mobility making the flight an extra challenge for him. Tony was a Head Teacher, for many years and after retirement ran a Rural Life Museum, sold Insurance and also worked for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Crewkerne, Somerset in England.

He will be making his hair-raising, fundraising flight with Highline Air Tours, between Tony with his catOctober 25th and 30th while his two sons, one daughter in law, one grandson, one stepson and step granddaughter will be visiting from England. The actual date of the flight will be confirmed nearer the time as weather conditions will have to be taken into consideration.

The family are looking forward to Tony being the daredevil. “He is being very brave,” said stepson Gerald Smith, who has lived in Alsancak for some years. “He has not done anything this daring for many years. We are all looking forward to being there to cheer him on.”

Tulips fundraisers and volunteers will be out and about with sponsor forms allowing everyone the chance to sponsor this brave man.

We have attached the sponsorship form, these are also available at Tulips stall at Lambousa Market, Tulips Boutique in Alsancak and at the Upper Crust Bakery in Karakum.”  

This form can be opened for printing and completion by clicking here