Former Choir School Head Jumps for Charity!

Many congratulations to Nick Robinson, former Headmaster of King’s College School, Cambridge for having the courage to throw himself out of a plane at 10,000 feet for charity. He has already met his target of £2.5k for a new charity called Sibling Support but there is still time to donate!

Nick – mid flight!

Nick says: “Following my retirement after many years of being Headmaster of King’s College Cambridge, I did not expect to find myself launching out of an airplane at 10,000 feet! Fortunately I was attached to an excellent instructor and after a thrilling but nerve-wracking freefall, the parachute opened and we floated down to earth very smoothly. A very scary experience but if I was 20 years younger would definitely do it again…”

Helping ‘the forgotten grievers’

The reason for Nick’s apparent madness was to raise funds for an important new charity called ‘Sibling Support’ which offers help to young people who are grieving from the loss of a brother or sister – sometimes referred to as ‘the forgotten grievers’.

The charity was founded a year ago by Callum Fairhurst who lost his older brother to cancer when he was 12 and Liam was 14. Now in his 20’s, Callum approached Nick for help to set up the charity and invited him to become its first Chairman.

Nick, who co-founded the hugely successful charity Future Talent with HRH The Duchess of Kent, continues: “I first met Callum when I was HM of King’s and invited him to come and speak to the children. He was about to embark on a cycle ride to raise funds for the Liam Fairhurst Foundation set up in memory of his brother. Callum’s aim was to cycle round the world, starting from No 10 Downing Street. His talk to the King’s children was hugely inspirational and we kept in touch with Callum’s ride around the world as he successfully completed his mission.

Liam is Callum’s inspiration for everything he does because, aged 14, he was responsible for raising so much money for charity whilst undergoing months of treatment for cancer. Liam proved to Callum that you have to make to the most of your life and live every day as if it is your last.” 

More about Sibling Support

Sibling Support offers help to young grievers in a number of ways. There are free age appropriate booklets, short videos, counselling and other helpful information. All details can be found on the website which is designed for children

Nick and Callum are very grateful for all the donations received so far for the charity – all further help would be hugely appreciated!