Staff and residents were sky-high recently at The Magna Care Centre as they got to join Terry Adcock in reliving his charity skydive.
The former RAF pilot fulfilled a lifelong ambition recently when he jumped from a plane at 13,000ft to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. Terry’s wife Trish is a resident at The Magna and has suffered from the disease since 2000 and is now severely disabled.
The Magna Care Centre raised £100 in sponsorship, which was handed to Terry at a special presentation morning where Terry gave staff and residents a slide show and talk on his life in the RAF and the skydive itself.
During his 30 years as an RAF pilot, Terry commanded two Lightening Air Defence Squadrons, flying BAE Lightenings, but had never parachuted before.
“It’s been a long time for me to finish off my flight career and I really enjoyed it. It is something I should have done years ago.”
Terry did the skydive with his grandson, 19 year old Mo Guy, a photography student. Together they are set to raise over £2,000 for the charity – double what they initially hoped for.
The Magna is run by family-owned Caring Homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery. The home provides residential and specialist nursing care for up to 65 elderly ladies and gentlemen in the picturesque village of Canford Magna, near Wimborne in Dorset.