USPCA Skydive is a Soaring Success

USPCA 2020 Skydive

Three brave USPCA fundraisers, Amy McVerry, Colin Somers and Matt Colborn took to the skies and tackled a 10,000 foot skydive to raise vital funds for the USPCA. Raising over £1,800 between them, the fearless trio's fantastic efforts will go a long way in suporting the USPCA in its mission to prvent cruelty and relieve animal suffering throughout Northern Ireland. 

Taking place at Skydive Wild Geese Garvagh, the skydivers and USPCA representatives were welcomed with overcast skies, however, with the weather eventually on their side, it turned out to be a beautiful day. 

Commending Amy, Colin and Matt, Colleen Tinnelly, USPCA Development Manager, said, "We are so delighted with their bravery and incredible fundraising efforts on behalf of the USPCA. 

"Their support has been overwhelming as, over recent months, due to Covid, we have been faced with many challenges as we tried to maintain full operations with very little donations due to all fundraising activities being postponed. We cannot thank them enough for their commitment to the chairty."

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Amy McVerry SkydiveAmy McVerry

“I chose to support the USPCA as it’s a charity that I hold very close to my heart. Neglect towards defenceless animals is becoming all too common and we need to be their voice. The skydive was amazing and worth every anxious minute leading up to it – but knowing it was helping animals made it that bit easier. I would like to say thank you to the USPCA for organising yet another amazing fundraising event.”





Colin SomersColin Somers Skydive

“One of my main reasons for doing this is that animals, especially dogs play a vital part in people’s lives. Just over a year we adopted our dog Ruby from the USPCA and she has brought us so much joy. Since then, the follow up and interest received from the charity’s staff has been exemplary – their care of animals is so evident in what they do. The whole process of the jump, especially experiencing the freefall was something I have really wanted to do for some time. To be able to do that and do something for a charity was a perfect combination.”




Matt Colborn SkydiveMatt Colborn

“Every year I have the tradition of selecting a charity to fundraise fore as I know they have incredibly limited resources. I felt that this year, the USCPA, due to the current situation, really needed support as it receives no government funding and donations would have decreased a lot in the last few months. The charity plays a vital role in tackling animal cruelty and educating the public on animal welfare. The skydive itself was incredible and the entire event was well organised from start to finish. The staff are very friendly and hard-working and immediately made me feel at ease. I’ll definitely be signing up for more USPCA events in the future and really encourage others to consider it too as it’s such a worthy cause."