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Visually impaired fire service employee set for charity skydive


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Rosemary, who works within the Primary Authority Scheme group at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, is doing a tandem skydive on 1 April.

Since birth, she has actually been aesthetically impaired and wishes to raise crucial funds to support guide dogs after her own dog entirely altered her life.

Rosemary said:

“Una pertained to me in 2015 to be my guide dog. She was so well-behaved, and I might inform she took pride in her job and took pleasure in the majority of our experiences together. She was my ‘mini guider’ next me at Guides, my buddy at university and self-confidence home builder anywhere I went.

“She unfortunately needed to retire due to medical withdrawal but is now enjoying the best retirement with my parents.”

As a method of repaying Una for all her help, Rosemary is raising money for Guide Dogs UK who help train and assistance guide dogs for individuals of any ages with sight loss.

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Rosemary included:

“I was born with a rare eye condition that has got worse throughout my life. My parents always encouraged me to be independent and try everything. I am proud of everything I have tried even if I have failed. In my adult life I have become increasingly brave and believe my ex-guide dog Una helped with that.”

Rosemary has actually already raised more than £750 for her charity and she will be signed up with by 4 buddies on the skydive.

Rosemary continued:

“Jumping out of the plane will be a huge challenge, but I know it will be worth it for all the money raised and to be able to give something back to a charity that means so much to me.”

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The capability to navigate is crucial in order to live a complete life yet countless individuals with sight loss never ever leave home alone. Guide Dogs UK empower aesthetically impaired individuals to do that and count on the assistance of the general public to money the guide dog service.

Rosemary formerly raised more than £5,000 for Guide Dogs UK and was offered the chance to call a golden Labrador puppy at Winchester Fire Station.

Between September 2020 and July 2021, Rosemary finished 211 talks over Zoom to Girl Guiding groups around the globe. She likewise offered fabric spots to raise money for the charity, offering over 2000.

With help from Guide Dog Facebook fans, Rosemary chose to call the puppy Baden, after Lord Baden Powell, the creator of Scouts and who assisted establish the Girl Guides.

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If you wish to support Rosemary in raising funds for Guide Dogs UK visit her JustGiving page and make a contribution

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