76-year-old Irish nun sky takes two-mile skydive jump for charity
Sr Patricia Wall describes jump as "amazing"
Presentation Sister Patricia Wall, 76, completed a two-mile tandem jump with SkyDive Ireland in a bid to raise €100,000 for Aware and local charities in Slieveardagh, Co Tipperary.
According to the Sun, the OAP nun took off at 10am from the Galway Airport for the terrifying leap with tandem jumper Dean Cocozza. Cheered on by friends and family, St Pat returned safely to solid ground nearly 30 minutes later.
“I was trying to follow all the instructions and to enjoy it — I hadn’t time to think about God," said the fearless flying nun.
“I’ll need time to recover from that but it was amazing.”
On The Flying Nun page on mycharity.ie, Sr Pat says she has a "new lease on life since becoming involved in community work."
She goes on to say that "Aware is a charity very close to my own heart as I suffered from depression in my thirties.
"The charities that I have chosen to support are very worthy causes and I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for these organisations."
Sr Pat writes: "I hope to make a difference in peoples lives and I am committed to enhancing the well being and quality of life for people who live in our area and anybody suffering or affected by depression."
As of this writing, Sr Pat has raised €24,458.25. To donate, go to The Flying Nun page on mycharity.ie.
- The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-p
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Bah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christm
- Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- No Irish prosecution for man named as world’s...
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just...
- Ireland crowned “Top Tourist Destination”...
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- How the Irish celebrate Christmas has changed...
"RECOVERY" My Arse The Country is in so much debt just about paying interest while borrowing 1 bl per month They have just been caught robbiThe New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-praised economic recovery
A bit of sleight of hand, I think. Rather than look into cleaning up the economy in the US, they'd rather try to find someone worse off. I wonder if tOffensive NFL sign outside restaurant just a symptom of a larger problem
Hi Chuck, if we get rid of red, what will Carl Rove do? After all it was his idea to associate red with the Republican Party.How Christmas was in my father’s time
I don't mean to be rude but I am aghast as to why your Father walked barefoot in the middle of Winter & also such a distance as every small villag