Cupar couple Emma Langridge and Andy Adams turned daredevils for the day when they undertook a sponsored parachute jump recently in aid of the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Airmen’s and Families’ Association (SSAFA) Forces Help.
Emma (27) used to serve in the RAF and decided to do some fundraising for her local branch of SSAFA Forces Help.
She also persuaded her partner Andy (25) to join her and between them they have raised over £500 for SSAFA Fife.
On accepting the cheque, branch chairman Alison Halford-MacLeod said: “This is a wonderful gesture by Emma and Andy and we really appreciate individual efforts such as these to raise much-needed funds for SSAFA Forces Help.”
The scope and scale of SSAFA’s work is enormous.
It is estimated that one in four of the UK population may be entitled to help.
In the last 12 months alone, more that 50,000 people were helped by the charity, young and old alike.
In Fife last year SSAFA dealt with 331 cases and awarded grants of over £311,000.
Anyone who would like to help fund-raise for SSAFA Fife should contact the secretary on 01592 263 714.
Otherwise, you can support SSAFA in Fife by attending the various fundraising events planned throughout the year, such as the Jubilee Highland Splendour musical extravaganza at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, on October 28.
In the meantime you can visit SSAFA and find out more about its work at the RAF Airshow Leuchars on September 15.
Emma and Andy are now looking forward to their next fund-raising challenge for SSAFA when they plan to cycle ride the length of Scotland.