Jan jumps at the chance to help - The Evesham Observer

Jan jumps at the chance to help

Evesham Editorial 27th Apr, 2018   0

A MIDDLE Littleton animal lover is getting ready to take a leap into the unknown and become one of the oldest skydivers in Britain to raise cash for her beloved sanctuary.

Jan Taylor, who founded the Farm Animal Sanctuary charity a quarter of a century ago, will take to the skies for the sponsored skydive from 14,000 feet on May 10.

All the funds raised will be used for the rescue and care of all the animals at the UK’s oldest established farm animal sanctuary which was first established in 1993.

The big-hearted pensioner admitted the challenge would be a test – particularly as she doesn’t like flying or heights.

“I’ll be 78 in a few months time, which is why I’ve decided to be pushed out of an aeroplane strapped to a fit young man before it’s too late and my nerve goes completely,” she said.

“I’m doing it because we desperately need extra funds to accommodate our fast growing numbers of ewes and their lambs.

“Forty rescued ewes taken in last November are all busy lambing. We’re expecting between seventy and eighty lambs to be born so we need to buy two field shelters so mum and babies can have their own space and stay together.

“I’m doing this for them, I’m looking forward to a happy landing and a large glass of champagne but most of all to be able to say ‘we’ve done it, we’ve given these animals the comfort they deserve’.”

Jan is being joined by members of the staff and volunteer team.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/janet-taylor78 for more and to sponsor Jan and the team.

E-mail [email protected] for more information on how to support the sanctuary.


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