Former CRGS pupil Jan Evans will face his greatest fear by skydiving to raise money for the charity who have helped and supported the family in looking after their daughter.
The Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdesley, near Chorley, is attended by one-year-old Neave who suffers with cerebral palsy as a result of complications at birth.
Jan and his wife Maxine, who live in Great Harwood, are both carers for their little girl with Maxine giving up her full-time job and Jan starting his own company in order to be more flexible with his time to accommodate their daughter’s needs.
Jan (37) said: “It was obviously hard in the first year and sometimes we felt that there was nowhere to turn for help. Then we were put in touch with The Legacy Rainbow House and their support has been invaluable. We’ve all grown in confidence and are finding it easier to cope on a day-to-day basis since Neave has been involved with his wonderful charity.”
Now, the family are looking to give something back and raise funds for Neave and the charity, with Jan looking to face his biggest fear – heights.
He explained: “The only way I’ll ever conquer my fear is to do something that will take me completely out of my comfort zone, so I’ve decided to do a parachute jump with the Black Knights Parachute Team at Cockermouth in Cumbria. I’ll hopefully be able to face my ultimate challenge and raise some much-needed funds for Neave and the charities who support her at the same time.”
• Jan’s parachute jump will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday, June 8th. To sponsor him, or learn more about the The Rainbow Legacy House and other charities involved in Neave’s care, visit www.neaves-fund.org.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org