Monday 2 August 2021 8:26 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Aug 1: Olivia Mathew, a Keralite schoolgirl from Liverpool wanted to do something special for her 17th birthday, and this is what she has signed up to – literally pushing herself out of her comfort zone.
On Monday, 30th August 2021, Olivia will fly to fifteen thousand feet high in an aircraft and will fling herself out in a freefall reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour before opening her parachute to touch down the ground safely.
Through this Skydive Olivia is fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around six in every 10 people with dementia in the UK. At the moment dementia is incurable and available treatments are limited.
Olivia is based in Liverpool and is daughter of Raji Mathew and Elcy Varughese and she has a sibling Lynette Mathew.
Olivia is a pupil at Liverpool College in year 12. She hails from Mavelikara. Olivia is following the footsteps of her sister Lynette who skydived in 2017 to fund raise for a Cancer charity.
“With the help of the researchers at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we are learning more about what happens in the brain during Alzheimer’s and find new ways to treat the disease. By choosing to support my skydiving, you will be helping Alzheimer’s Research UK to continue their work in the fight against this disease. Your support means so much to everyone living with dementia and millions of people who know someone affected by it”, Olivia said.
Research can make the heartbreak of dementia a thing of the past. To know more about Alzheimer’s Research UK, please visit: https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
If you are a UK tax payer then please remember to Gift Aid your donations, as the charity will be able to claim the basic rate tax back at no extra cost to you.
“I really appreciate all your support and thank you for your donation. I am jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet for Alzheimer’s Research UK because I want to put an end to the heartbreak of dementia”, she summed up.
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