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A local charity is calling on adventurous volunteers to take Flight for Sight to celebrate 150 years of support for local people with sight loss.


HERIB (Hull & East Riding Institute for the Blind) has been supporting local people who are blind or partially sighted since it was formed in 1864 and so this year the charity is looking for 150 individuals, organisations and businesses to donate or raise a minimum of £150 as part of a special 150th Anniversary Appeal.


Angela Gregory, fundraiser for HERIB said: “Our Sky Dive is just one way to get involved with our anniversary celebrations. Jumping from 15,000ft, you will be falling 100ft for each year we are celebrating. It’s an amazing once in a lifetime experience, after which you feel a massive sense of achievement which feels all the greater in the knowledge you are helping a good cause.”


“For companies, taking part in one of our skydive days is also great way to bring staff together in a unique team building opportunity, to fulfil corporate social responsibility aims, and it also gives them something amazing to tell people about!”


HERIB’s special skydive day is being held at Hibaldstow Airfield in North Lincolnshire on Saturday 19th July and it’s FREE for anyone committed to raising £400 in sponsorship.


For more information and to request an information pack or to find out more about HERIB's 150th celebrations and discuss your own 150th anniversary fundraising ideas, please contact HERIB on 01482  342 297 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it