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Falling 13,000 ft for SANE!
Added: 8th Nov 2018

SANE fundraiser Jordan Bagley skydived for mental health this month, with his friends Jack and Adam.

Jordan started his fundraising back in April this year and completed his skydive on 4th November.

What is admirable is that Jordan is terrified of heights and yet his passion for raising this awareness was so strong that it pushed him to face his biggest fear - to fall 13,000ft in the air!

‘I can’t even get four steps up a ladder. I wanted to do something where I can tackle my fear but at the same time express how much this means to me.’

And he did not take his fundraising lightly. Jordan has altogether raised £1632.00 for SANE, which is truly fantastic and will go toward the vital work our Services team do to help those affected by mental illness.

Jordan also took his story to the press to raise as much awareness for his fundraising. This was released in the East Anglian Daily Times in June.

He says:

‘It is apparent to us all how much mental health has/or is effecting thousands of people across the UK and world. Awareness raised in recent times has created a response to where more and more people are speaking out and seeking help thanks to charities such as SANE and many many more.’

Being a male sufferer of depression and anxiety, it was very important to Jordan that enough awareness was raised in the hope it would get people, including men, to open up and talk about their feelings.

He has worked hard to raise his final amount and we commend him and his friends on their bravery. We find the support invaluable and we want to thank Jordan and all who donated to him for their generosity!

Well done!

Look out for his photos on SANE’s Twitter and Instagram.

If you have been inspired by Jordan's story and would like to fundraise for better mental health, we'd love to hear from you! From fun run to marathon, quiz to karaoke, there's an idea to suit everyone. Email fundraising@sane.org.uk or call 0203 805 1790.

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