Charities and Associations

A big challenge for Barbara Willbye in aid of Tulips

By Margaret Sheard…

We have seen in the past what Barbara will do for Tulips when she had her hair transformed into many different colours.  Personally I thought it looked lovely. 

Since then Barbara has battled with cancer and is now on the road to recovery and has decided to put herself up for a personal challenge, again to raise much needed funds for Tulips.   She is one brave lady and deserves a lot of support in this major feat so if you can sponsor her she will be eternally grateful for whatever you can afford.


” As many of you are aware I have been very quiet over the past 18 months due to illness, thankfully with the support of my husband, family, friends, doctors/oncologist and Tulips (Help those with Cancer) I am on the road to recovery and hopefully raising lots of money for my favourite charity TULIPS who are in desperate need of funds.

As all those who know me are aware I am terrified of heights, so badly that there was about a 5 year period that I could not drive to Lefkosa without a panic attack and had to stop driving there. I have always sworn I would never paraglide off the mountain even for Tulips! I think I have lost my marbles, but it is with great trepidation that I have decided if I can raise enough money through sponsorship I will make that jump.

Highline Tandem Paragliding have very kindly agreed to donate a tandem paraglide to me to raise funds for Tulips, which is very generous offer and for that I thank them very much, my dear husband can cough up what it would have cost and sponsor me, thank you Kevin.

Now I need to ask for you all to please dig deep and sponsor me on this torture that I am going to endure and help to make my sacrifice worthwhile (and no I am not a drama queen).

The date has yet to be set but to ensure winds are at best it will be in September, can I ask you all to share this please so I can hopefully get as much sponsorship as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, it is much appreciated. “