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Greg Hunt MP skydives for charity…story

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Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Environment, the Honorable Greg Hunt MP jumped out of a plane Good Friday with tandem master Darrius to help raise funds for the RCH Good Friday Appeal.

Mr Hunt jumped with approximately 100 other skydrivers who completed a free fall jump back to earth from 10,000ft, traveling 200km/h and forming a spectacle in the sky at Tooradin Airfield.

Each skydiver was accompanied by a teddy bear and will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Jumping with teddy bears in an initiative of ‘Canopies for Kids’, an ongoing project that transforms bears into ‘The Bravest Stuffed Teddy Bears in the World’ and is then given to sick children in hospitals.

Collectively the skyjumpers raised $25,000 which is a brilliant result considering their target figure was $20,000. All proceeds go to the Good Friday Appeal. People can still make a donation online at www.canopiesforkids.com. Well done!

Families enjoyed a morning with children’s activities and the appearance of Easter Bunny!

Mr Hunt is passionate about supporting the ‘Canopies for Kids’ project explained in an interview this week with Debra Mar on The Breakfast Table radio program on RPP FM local radio.

Congratulations Mr Hunt and the ‘Canopies for Kids’ project for putting on a splendid event.

Words Debra Mar

Pictured: Federal Member for Flinders and Minister for Environment, the Honorable Greg Hunt MP free falling to earth with tandem master Darrius to raise funds for the RCH Good Friday Appeal.