Taking the plunge for MS

On 31st May 2015 Rob Gurr, Stuart Tanner and Will Davies (work colleagues at Kent Reliance) undertook their first ever solo parachute jump from over 3,500 feet and they did this to raise much needed funds for the Kent MS Therapy Centre as you will read in Rob’s story below:

Rob in training
Rob in training

‘If you know anyone who has suffered from MS you’ll know the effects this devastating illness has.  My dad has suffered from MS for the past 20 years. He was in the Kent Police Force helping to save and protect the people of the county for over 23 years.  A strong, athletic man who helped save countless lives.  Since contracting MS the change has been sudden, dramatic and heart breaking.

The Kent MS Therapy Centre has made a real difference to my dad’s life.  It’s a warm and welcoming environment, delivering a wide range of excellent services to help him and its members manage their condition and improve their quality of life. The Centre allows them to provide a wider range of therapies and services that are vital in helping to alleviate some of the symptoms of MS.  It’s given my dad, and many like him, a place to go to that no-one else sees, but makes those with the condition feel normal and not labelled by the disease. The staff are 100% committed – they’re simply brilliant’

Stuart Tanner relaxing before the Jump
Stuart Tanner relaxing before the Jump

If you would like to support Rob, Stuart and Will in their challenge and help the Centre even further, Please visit their Just Giving page.

If you would like to organise your own fundraising challenge, we’d love to her from you.