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80 Year-Old Nottinghamshire Freemason Skydives for Charity


John Bates, Nottinghamshire Freemason, skydiving for charity

On Saturday, 11th November, at Langar Airfield, John Bates of Edwinstowe Lodge celebrated his 80th birthday in an extraordinary way — by taking the plunge with a thrilling skydive to raise funds for the Nottinghamshire Festival 2029 appeal.

The enthusiasm and courage displayed by W Bro John were truly commendable as he leapt from the skies to contribute to the Festival's fundraising efforts.

John Bates successfully raised over £1,400 towards the Nottinghamshire Festival 2029 appeal. This outstanding contribution will undoubtedly make a substantial impact on the success of the Festival and its associated charitable endeavours.

The photos from the event captured not only the exhilarating moments of the skydive but also the sheer joy and camaraderie shared by all participants. It is evident that W Bro John not only achieved his fundraising goals but also had a fantastic time doing so.

If you wish to watch the video of John's skydive, click here.

John Bates extends his heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported and donated towards his skydiving adventure. For those who may have missed the opportunity to contribute, the donation portal is still open. You can submit a donation form to make a contribution and be a part of this remarkable fundraising effort!


John Bates before his skydive jump

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