Man to sky dive for QAHH to celebrate 80th birthday

May 2, 2017qahhNews

4aa9c909-6a27-48e5-8a9e-1440f1b2348bDaredevil, Brian Pate, from Hassocks, is about to celebrate his 80th birthday by completing a tandem sky dive on Thursday 4 May, in aid of The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) in Worthing.

Brian is no stranger to sky diving, being President of Surrey and Sussex Parachute Regiment Association. He explains, “I took part in a tandem jump for QAHH two years ago. When I decided to celebrate my 80th birthday with another jump, I wanted to support QAHH again as it is a very worthy cause; and if I’m lucky, I intend to celebrate my 90th in a similar manner!”

QAHH is a hospital home which cares for physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women, and members of their family.

“I have a long connection with The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home and their veterans; at the age of 17 I boxed in a show that was put on for the residents!” explains Brian.

QAHH Fundraising Officer, Samantha Stokes, said: “We are so grateful to Brian for taking on this sky dive for us – he is so brave! All of us here at QAHH want to wish him the best of luck for his jump, and also a very happy 80th birthday!”

You can show Brian your support and encouragement by sponsoring him on his Just Giving page: or by calling QAHH on 01903 218444.


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