Jumping for the chance to do something ‘crazy’

caroline anderson
caroline anderson

An equestrian enthusiast is taking on the UK’s highest bungee jump in a ‘crazy’ attempt to raise awareness of an animal welfare charity.

Caroline Anderson, 25, will undertake the 300ft bungee jump for The Brooke - an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities.

“This is the first time I’ve ever bungee jumped,” she said. “I’m not entirely sure why I decided to do the highest jump. I just wanted to do something crazy and try to raise a good amount of money and attention for the Brooke.”

The Meadow Close resident has already raised £200 for the bungee she will be doing in Maidenhead on August 25.

“I’m really really excited, although I’m sure if anyone asks me on the day I will probably have a different answer.”

In the brick kilns of India and Pakistan, thousands of animals are working in temperatures likely to rocket to a 60 degrees while donkeys, mules and horses carry tourists to see the sights in Egypt.

Some animals work 12-hour days and aren’t given any water until night but The Brooke aims to equip owners and communities with the skills to look after their working animals.

Caroline said: “I’m just so happy that the money is going to such a special charity and that all the money raised is going to make a difference to many animals, that’s the most important thing to me.

“I would like to say thank you so much to all the people who have already donate, it means the world to me.”

To donate toward Caroline’s jump visit www.justgiving.com/carolinejumps or text JUMP58 followed by the donation amount to 70070 or for more information on The Brooke visit www.thebrooke.org.uk