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Fearless director to bungee jump for Hospice

  • Published date
    11/09/2013
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

A daredevil finance director is preparing to plummet 111 metres towards the Zambezi River to raise money for the hospice where he works. Nadarasa Sooryakumaran, 48, intends to dive off the Victoria Falls Bridge on Sunday 15 September to raise cash for North London Hospice. No stranger to a challenge, Mr Sooryakumaran has completed two previous jumps, including leaping 216 metres off the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa – boasting to be the highest commercially operating bungee bridge in the world. Mr Sooryakumaran, who has worked at North London Hospice since 2010, said: “My first ever jump was at a height of 80m at Chelsea Bridge. I guess from that I got a taste of the high life. “As finance director of the Hospice I know too well the challenging times we face and how difficult it is to raise the funds we need. We have lots of generous supporters so this is my opportunity to give back and do my bit for a place that I know makes a huge difference to the lives of so many.” The Newbury Park resident will complete next week’s challenge while holidaying with his wife Gayatri. He added: “At first she was reluctant to let me do it but she has come round to the idea and will be supporting me on the day. I’m looking forward to it. The hardest part is waiting on the edge. Enjoyment kicks in when you’re about half way down and you rebound up. “This is also a personal challenge as my sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer last year. So I will be thinking of her.” To support Mr Sooryakumaran visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/Soorya2013-BungeeJump

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