On Friday 30th September, Lloyd Brookes, a regular at St Thomas Church Wednesfield, will be making his first ever tandem Skydive in aid of the St Thomasâ€™ Church and Centre appeal.
So inspired was Lloyd by the Reverend Nick Watsonâ€™s call for support for the appeal that he promptly went out and booked his first tandem parachute jump.
Whilst Lloyd prepares for his big day, friends and family at St Thomas Church have been busy gathering sponsors to ensure that his bravery has the maximum impact on the fundraising target.
If you would like to sponsor him, please visit www.justgiving.com/lloydbrookes or contact St Thomasâ€™ Church on 01902 723310.
The St Thomasâ€™ Church and Centre appeal is aiming to raise Â£56,000 to fund essential works to the church building and to open the old library building as a Church Centre. Talking about Lloydâ€™s unique contribution towards this goal, the Reverend Nick Watson said:
â€œWe have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, commitment and generosity of those like Lloyd who are helping us to both maintain the existing St Thomasâ€™ Church building for future generations whilst also establishing a new church and community building, right in the heart of Wednesfield. The new St Thomasâ€™ Centre will not only house church projects and activities but will also be available for community groups and individuals to hire for either regular events or one-off functions.â€
Whether you are a regular church goer, someone who was baptized at St Thomasâ€™, a person whose parents or grandparents were married at the church or a local resident who loves this local landmark, your contribution to the appeal target will be gratefully received.