My World Record Dive Bid
I used to be a lot of things: A Royal Engineer and a commercial diver. I served in the Gulf War. I was a go-getting-nothing-bothers-me sort of guy. But not so much these days.
Two tragedies, including the death of a friend in a diving accident, as well as the loss of my sister, post-traumatic stress disorder and a charge for assault have left me less confident and more prone to anxiety and low self-esteem.
Thanks to the charity Veterans In Action I am getting back on my feet and turning my life around. The help people like me who are suffering with PTSD.
Next year I plan to take on a World record-breaking attempt that I never imagined I'd dare to do. I haven't dived since my friend died in that accident. So I am planning to face my biggest fear and attempt to break the long-standing record of 100 hours under water.
100 hours is 4 days and 4 hours. I want to aim for 5 days underwater.
This is going to be a huge challenge. Please sponsor my bid and give generously to a charity that has saved many lives.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Was out and about yesterday fundraising for the VIA and by chance bumped in to this gentleman. I got speaking to a chauffeur who pulled up next to me where I was collecting. I asked who he was picking up and his reply … Continue reading
Some of you out there might of heard the news last week that a Mr Allen Sherrod of Florida broke the world record for the longest dive in freshwater. The picture is of Allen surfacing after five days at the bottom of a very … Continue reading
Had a great time at the Godlington Foundation charity event. Met some amazing people there who are a true inspiration to me. Many thanks to our host for the night Kevin Godlington. Pictured left is Robert Lawrence, one of the Patrons … Continue reading
Im off out tonight to London to a charity event being held by one of the VIAs patrons, a Mr Kevin Godlington (pictured left) He runs the Godlington Foundation as well as having an orphanage in Sierra Leon. Another enterprise of Kevins is Treejumpers in Kent. Two more … Continue reading
Well what can I say? About three months ago I came up with the idea of doing a bungee jump for the VIA, however not just any old jump. I searched the net until I found the right one, 300ft off … Continue reading
Joined the gym last week and within a day it was shut for a major refurbishment, hence all the swimming Had an invite from Impulse Leisure for the grand reopening, which was held tonight. The gym looks amazing now with lots of new … Continue reading