Golborne Skydive Fundraiser

Brian Pennington, an 85-year old supporter of Golborne Band recently completed a skydive from 15,000ft to help raise funds for the band’s trip to the Cheltenham National Finals later this year. Brian is Golborne through and through and other than serving three years national service in the army, has spent from the age of 14 with Golborne Brass Band, playing cornet and flugel horn. Proud of all the group’s achievements, including reaching the National Brass Band contest in Cheltenham in September for the second year, Brain wanted to help the band get there.

Commenting for a local publication Brian explained, "I did a skydive for Wigan and Leigh Hospice when I was 80 and I absolutely loved it so thought for my 85th birthday on Saturday I'd do it for the band and raise money to help them get to Cheltenham. At my age I am not able to run half marathons or walk twenty miles to raise money. However, it's fairly simple to get into a plane go to 15,000 feet and jump out and let gravity do the rest. I just hope I raise enough to help the band get to the championships. They deserve it."

You can support Golborne’s fundraising efforts at: https://tinyurl.com/golborne2024 


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