Skydive for SITraN

The University is enormously grateful to Alan Moon, of Teesside, who has successfully completed a tandem Skydive in aid of the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).

Alan taking on a Skydive in support of SITraN

Alan decided to raise money for SITraN after hearing about the pioneering research being carried out there into Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and other neurodegenerative disorders. He signed up for a sponsored Skydive from an airfield near his home in Teesside, and duly drummed up lots of support from friends and family. A number of planned dates early in 2015 for the Skydive came and went as time and again Alan’s attempt was thwarted by bad weather, and even some severe damage to the plane during a storm.

Finally he was rewarded with a perfect blue sky and made his jump on 28th June, not only safely but with no nerves and a huge grin.

His efforts raised a fantastic total of £1035.86 – including a donation from the Skydive instructor, who asked about SITraN and was so impressed by what he heard that he wanted to support Alan’s efforts.

Alan is unable to attend the forthcoming Open Day at SITraN on 17th July, but is hoping to make a visit in coming weeks, to see for himself some of the research being carried out there. We look forward to meeting him to thank him in person for his support.