Sky diving support reaches new heights for Urban Scholars
Touched by the work of the US team and in support of their desire to develop the opportunity to more disadvantaged young people - Brunel friend and supporter Laurelle Ronde also took to the skies to overcome a personal challenge of sky diving and to raise funds for the project. Despite great nerves before the event Laurelle said “I never thought I would take to the skies but this marvellous cause persuaded me to take up the challenge. The Urban Scholars Programme at Brunel University provides educational support to students 12 - 18 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds in Inner London schools so that learning potential can be achieved and better lives created. Heck, if they can be brave and take up the challenge then so can I!”
Laurelle conquered her fear and raised over £400 which will allow one young person to attend 2/3rds of the course for a year – a significant contribution to changing the life of a very worthy young person.
Inspired by the volunteering history of people taking the plunge and skydiving to raise funds for Urban Scholars – Leanne Moseley – who joined the Development Office this summer to work on Trusts and Foundation funding took on the challenge herself. Travel loving Leanne saw the sights of her new home in Oxfordshire from a very different view point and smiled her way down to a soft landing and a fabulous £413 pounds of funds to support the Urban Scholars programme.
On behalf of the Urban Scholars, A huge thank you to all our supporters.
If you feel inspired to challenge yourself and maybe friends too, to organise a sponsored event to support any of our projects at Brunel please email Janie Grover we would be delighted to help you make the most of your fundraising event.