Thursday, 5 May 2016

Ben's bungee jump for The Meningitis Research Foundation

One of our Year 11 learners, Ben, recently did a charity bungee jump from The Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough to raise money for The Meningitis Research Foundation.

Ben's great uncle, Ken, has been an ambassador for the charity for many years. His son Glenn sadly dies after contracting meningitis aged just 16 in 1997.

Ben had been bought the bungee jump as a present for his 16th birthday, and decided that rather than just doing the jump he would try and raise as much money as possible for the charity. He gained sponsorship from friends and family, as well as staff and learners at Kepier, and managed to raise the fantastic amount of £1126.25. Ben said "although I have a fear of heights I decided that I wanted to raise money for Meningitis research, and really enjoyed doing the jump - although I didn't enjoy standing at the top waiting!"

Principal Nicky Cooper said "we are all very proud of Ben and the fantastic effort he has made to raise so much money for such a worthwhile cause."

Ben is pictured with the cheque along with Ken Robinson and Nicky Cooper.

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