Jordan Walsh from Gosforth, Newcastle will be getting the Easter holidays off to an adrenaline-fuelled start this Sunday (April 14) when he bungee jumps from the Middlesbrough transporter bridge. The 28 year-old, who works for a local law firm, is raising funds for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and the jump has been prompted by personal experience.
“In Jan 2018 I suffered acute liver failure and spent several weeks in hospital” he explains. “Luckily after six months my liver had healed back to normal functions and I was then deemed back to full fitness, thankfully. So last summer, as I had experienced first- hand the excellent care from the liver team in hospital, I did a sky dive for the British Liver Trust.
“I still want to raise awareness of liver disease, as I am an adrenaline junkie, a bungee jump seemed like a plan. Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is the perfect charity for me to support, being one of ten children myself and having over 25 nephews and nieces. Fortunately, none of them have suffered any liver conditions themselves but I am now aware that many children do. Having experienced liver problems myself, I really feel for these families and wanted to do something to raise awareness and funds.”
Alison Taylor, Chief Executive of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation commented: “CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases, by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this however, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations, so we are really touched and grateful that Jordan has chosen to do this for us. We hope he enjoys the experience!”
You can support Jordan’s bungee jump by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jordan-walsh4
For more information on CLDF visit childliverdisease.org.