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Soaring for Support: Dedicated Staff Member Takes Fundraising to New Heights for Purple Oak Support

In 1964, a group of parents came together with a shared vision – to provide their children with learning disabilities the same opportunities and quality of life as everyone else. This collective dream gave birth to Purple Oak Support, an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to advocating for individuals of all ages with learning disabilities, along with their families and caregivers.

Fast forward to 2024, and the spirit of that founding vision continues to drive the mission of Purple Oak Support. Over the years, countless lives have been touched and transformed by the tireless efforts of individuals like Amy Jacobs, whose commitment to the cause knows no bounds.

Amy’s journey with Purple Oak Support began in 2014, where she started her role in supporting some of the most vulnerable children and young adults in her local community. For the past nine years, she has poured her heart and soul into her work, forming meaningful connections and making a tangible difference in the lives of those she serves.

Now, in 2024, Amy is taking her dedication to a whole new level – by leaping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft. This daring act isn’t just about facing her fears or seeking an adrenaline rush; it’s about raising crucial funds to support the vital work of Purple Oak Support.

In Amy’s own words, “I know times are tough, but any donation to help towards my target will make a huge difference and help us to continue supporting the amazing people we work with.” Her willingness to go above and beyond for the cause exemplifies the unwavering commitment of those involved with Purple Oak Support.

Jumping out of an airplane might seem like a daunting task for many, but for Amy, it’s a symbolic gesture of her dedication to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. It’s a testament to her passion for the cause and her determination to ensure that every person, regardless of their abilities, has the opportunity to live a fulfilling and empowered life.

As Amy prepares to take the leap, she carries with her the support and encouragement of her community – a community that understands the importance of coming together to uplift and empower those in need. Whether it’s through financial contributions or words of encouragement, every gesture of support helps to further the mission of Purple Oak Support and create a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities.

So, as Amy gears up to soar through the skies, let’s rally behind her and show our support for Purple Oak Support. Together, we can make a difference and continue to champion the rights and opportunities of individuals with learning disabilities, ensuring that their voices are heard and their potential is realised.