Coach Takes Jump for Team
Nick Tann bungees 200 feet to raise funds
A soccer coach from Chiswick literally put his life on the line for his football club last Saturday.
Nick Tann, 49, who works as a tiler for Chiswick based firm My Plumber, was sponsored to complete a 200 foot bungee jump from the world’s highest mobile bungee crane outside a pub to boost funds for the Windsor Royals under 14 team.
Nick, of Oxford Road South, Chiswick jumped whilst attached to nothing more than a giant elastic rope wearing the club colours outside the Plough & Horses in Cove. So far, he has raised more than £900 for the club.
Nick said: "I did the jump to help send the team to Germany on tour next spring. As we’re an independent club we don’t receive much in the way of sponsorship so helping kids to develop can be a big financial challenge for parents.I heard about the bungee jump and thought it would be a challenge before my 50th birthday and a great way to raise funds for the club."
He added: "I’m amazed at the response I received and would like to thank everyone who sponsored me including our customers and all other Chiswick residents."
Owner of My Plumber, Angela Lyons, said: "I’m not surprised so many Chiswick folk and customers have sponsored him, Nick was incredibly brave on the day and is very popular in the community. While watching Nick I entered the raffle, I heard yesterday that I’d won the first prize of £30 which I’ve donated to Nick’s cause."
To help raise money for the Windsor Royals contact the Nick on 07968 720032 or visit www.my-plumber.co.uk for more details.
August 25th, 2010