Ian's 90th birthday skydive from 18,000ft for the Heart Foundation
90th birthday skydive

Ian's 90th birthday skydive!

On Tuesday 30 April, Ian celebrated his 90th birthday with a skydive in Auckland. And, he also went all the way to the top at 18,000ft, highest skydive in the New Zealand!

Ian decided a while ago that he would take the leap for his 90th birthday at Skydive Auckland and that he would do it to fundraise for the Heart Foundation New Zealand. He took the leap with his 2 grandsons so it was really special to share the fabulous experience with his family!

He had tonnes of supporters out here with him, from 3 year old great grandkids to other residents and staff from his home, to team members of the Heart Foundation NZ.

Ian had a major heart attack in 2019, and a year later his wife had a serious heart condition, had open heart surgery, but didn’t pull through. So far Ian has raised an amazing $4000 and the total could get to $5000. 

Ian said “What an awesome day. The weather was perfect for skydiving. Skydive Auckland had everything well organised and the staff, particularly my instructor Aaron were all great. As it was an event to help raise funds for the Heart Foundation I could not have asked for more.”

Here is Ian’s fundraising page for the Heart Foundation NZ. Donations welcome. 

Want to take the leap for charity? Check out our Skydive For Charity info. Sign up, fundraise and skydive for FREE! Or if it’s your birthday check out our birthday deal! https://skydiveauckland.com/price-deals/

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