Level Trust to benefit from Jones jump
Wednesday 19th April will be a day to remember for Luton Town manager Nathan Jones, as he straps on a parachute and launches himself out of an aeroplane in aid of Luton Town charity of the year – Level Trust.
Jones will be joined by Hatters fan Mark Warne, who won the privilege of taking part in the skydive at the Club’s Christmas Dinner in December.
The two intrepid skydivers will be making their leap of faith in a tandem jump at Skydive Hinton, near Banbury, to raise funds for the Luton-based Level Trust. The charity, who became official partners with Luton Town at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, help to support the 14,000 children in Luton who live below the poverty line. They do this in a number of ways, including through their Uniform Exchange, which provides free school uniform to school children in the town who would otherwise go without.
Money raised by the Club throughout the season will be used to help fund a new home for the Uniform Exchange, which is without a permanent home at present.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but to be honest, I’m not the best with heights,” said Jones. “Helping the Club to raise money for Level Trust was the incentive I needed to get the parachute on and go for it. I’m looking forward to getting my feet back on the ground again and hopefully raising a lot of money for Level Trust.”
Mark Warne, Managing Director of DOTgroup International and a lifelong Hatters supporter, will be joining Jones on the 19th. “This is something of a dream come true for me,” he said. “It’s not every day you get to jump out of a plane with the Luton Town manager, I can’t wait. That’s one off of the bucket list!”
Jane Malcolm is the founding director of Level Trust. “The partnership with Luton Town has helped raise loads of awareness of the work we’re doing already this year,” she said. “We’re really excited that our logo will be taking pride of place on the players' shirts on 11th February for Luton’s game against Crawley. We’re so grateful to Nathan and Mark for bravely agreeing to take part in this skydive. The money they raise will help ensure that poverty no longer acts as a barrier to a child loving their learning.”
The Club are hoping to raise £16,000 for the season in aid of the charity. Anyone who’d like to support Nathan’s skydive can do so via our justgiving fundraising page:
Please give generously, and help Nathan help Level Trust. Come on you Hatters!