The Peter Pan Nursery based in Newcastle-under-Lyme is extremely pleased to have theatre star Paul Bailey taking part in their Charity Skydive Event.
Paul, 49 from Cannock, recently starred in Brownhills Musical Theatre’s production of Oliver at the Lichfield Garrick. As part of the chorus, Paul rehearsed at the Theatre for 6 months ready for the 4-day run which started on the 14th May and finished on the 18th May.
On 25th May, Paul swaps the stage for the sky as part of a team of fundraisers all raising money for The Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs.
Paul, who is hoping to raise around £600 with his jump, was not aware of the charity before finding out about it through a colleague. After researching their work online, he realised what fantastic work and support The Peter Pan Nursery offer for children and their families across Staffordshire.
The Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs is unique in the area, providing professional support and care to children from birth to five years old that have a wide range of disabilities, conditions and syndromes.
BFM Europe, of which Paul is an IT Manager who corporate sponsors for the charity have recently matched funded all that was raised at the Nursery’s May Open Day, taking the total raised on the day to £2000.
Sophia Baker, Head of Fundraising stated:
“The Open Day was fantastic, it was great to see such support for our Nursery and BSM’s matched funding was a brilliant gift.
We are really excited to continue this fundraising success and support with our upcoming Skydive.”
Paul Bailey confirmed that he had done a 12,000ft skydive a few years ago whilst in Australia and is really looking forward to once again experiencing the thrill of the jump.
A team of 6 skydivers jumped at Whitchurch Airfield on the 17th May but Paul, who makes the leap on the 25th, has said that he will be dressing up as Oliver on his day.
Paul goes back into rehearsals for Footloose after his stint in Oliver ready for the production later in the year.
Sophia continued to say that:
“Paul and all of those involved can look forward to a day that is fuelled with adrenalin, not only for those jumping but for the spectators too. We all come together to support the fundraisers”.
For more information about The Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs visit: www.thepeterpannursery.com or call: 01782 715219