Skydiving for Danielle

The sky turned a vibrant shade of green as 32 supporters, wearing their Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association charity vests, jumped from a spine-tingling 15,000ft, and all to raise funds for their local Down syndrome charity. Taking part in the skydive held in Salisbury, were brave father and daughter David and Harriett Bull from Bedhampton. Harriett (22) said, ‘I was nervous about jumping, especially when I learnt that I’d be falling at 125 mph, but I really wanted to do something to say thank you to Portsmouth DSA for all the invaluable support they have given to my sister Danielle (9) for the past eight years.’

Danielle’s dad, David, was also very grateful to the charity which provides advice, and a wide range of specialist services and social opportunities for children with Down Syndrome in the local area. He said, ‘The skydive was an amazing experience, and it’s great to be able to give something back to such a fantastic organisation.’ The pair were well supported by their friends and family, and between them managed to raise over £1,900 in sponsorship which will be used to help fund the charity’s speech and language programme. To find out more about Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association please visit

Posted on Wed, 23/08/2017 - 15:07