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Whitby Gothic Weekend
Dracula Drop Bungee Jump
* a chance to perform a death defying stunt and raise money for the Lifeboat!
RNLI Dracula Drop 24 April 2010 Whitby Harbour *
"The RNLI is holding its fourth annual 'Dracula Drop' on Saturday 24 April 2010. We invite you to come and have the experience of a lifetime, and support the RNLI, in the beautiful coastal town of Whitby.
To bungee for FREE, all we ask is that you raise at least £100 in sponsorship (£30 registration + min £100 sponsorship) to help the Royal National Lifeboat Institution save lives at sea. Places at the event are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis so don't delay or you could miss out on this ultimate adrenaline experience.
All jumpers will receive an RNLI bungee tshirt as well as full fundraising support - and anyone raising over £250 will receive a free DVD of their jump, so you can relive your moment of glory forever!
To sign up, please complete the application forms attached and return them both to RNLI North with your deposit of £30 (please enclose a cheque made payable to RNLI). We'll then get straight back to you with your Action Pack and an estimated jump time".
So, there you have it, a charity event at the famous Whitby Gothic Weekend, in which you can leap off a high platform over Whitby Harbour and help to raise money for this excellent good cause!
For further info, please contact Chloe on 0161 787 8779 or email Chloe_Mould # rnli.org.uk
RNLI Fundraising and Communications Office North
18 Half Edge Lane
Telephone 0161 787 8779
Fax 0161 787 8926
Email cmould # rnli.org.uk
Such events have been on the go for a few years now. For example, in 2009, it was:
"Want to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush? Want to fulfil one of your life ambitions? Want to raise some money for the lifesaving service offered by the RNLI's volunteer crews? Then why don't you throw yourself off a platform 160ft over Whitby harbour, with the town and the ruined Abbey as your backdrop?! The RNLI is holding its third annual 'Dracula Drop' " etc.
If you'd like to volunteer, you can contact Chloe on that UK phone number, or e-mail the address above (obviously you'd replace the # with @ but if I'd not obfuscated it you can guess how much spam she'd get after the spam-bots harvested it).
More about the RNLI here.
I wonder what happened about the even in the years following this.