Jack caught up with Bpositive to tell us more about his challenge and what has motivated him to jump out of an aeroplane for Bpositive.
Tell us about your challenge, Jack.
I've spent the past 6 months putting together my bucket list. I have a lot of adrenaline type challenges on there, the biggest being the skydive. The final Item on my bucket list is to raise £10,000 for charity. Seeing as I have a terrible fear of heights, I thought this one would be a good start to raise some money with.
Where did the inspiration come from?
I just want to achieve as much as I physically can in my life. I don't want to get to eighty and realise I spent so much time working and worrying about bills that I forgot to do everything I dreamed of doing. If I can do this and raise a lot of money at the same, then even better.
Why was raising money for charity important to you?
I did a sponsored Triathlon last summer and I've just wanted to do more and more ever since. It just makes me feel happy to know I'm helping other people.
What made you choose Bpositive?
Bpositive is a charity that I can really relate to. Leukaemia is something that has affected my Family a lot. From Jonjo going through it in 2006 to having two family members going through it now. I currently have a Uncle in hospital receiving Chemo ready for my Mom to donate stem cells to him. When I decided I was going to do the skydive there was really no other choice. My Uncle Paul will be at the forefront of my mind throughout the jump.
How does it feel to be testing yourself against your biggest fear?
To be honest I always pick something that is a real challenge as I feel it's more likely to raise more money. The incentive to sponsor me on this one is that I won't be releasing the video until I hit the £400 target. Donating is a small price to pay to see a grown man cry.
Do you have any other plans to fundraise through adrenalin steel challenges?
Yes I have quite a number of things on the bucket list that I will be looking to get sponsored for so watch this space....
How do you think you'll feel after coming your challenge?
I think when the challenge is finished I'll be wanting a stiff drink but I'll definitely be feeling pumped for my next challenge.
What message do you hope your challenge will convey to other people wishing to follow in your foot steps?
I'm hoping it will show people that anything is achievable. I've done a few sponsored events in the past 18 months, all of them have been ones that seemed out of my reach. I managed to complete the Birmingham half marathon whilst being quite unfit and having previously only ran 4 miles in one go. I really believe in mind over matter and that anything is achievable if you want it enough.
Is raising £10K for charity going to be the biggest challenge of all from your bucket list?
Although it's going to be a big challenge, I don't think it will be the biggest challenge, I'm expecting this bucket list to take quite a few years to complete so I think it's very achievable.
Finally, what makes you Bpositive?
For me, it's seeing the way people rally together when it comes to raising funds and awareness or dealing with difficult situations. You never have to look far to see a community ready to lend a hand. I have people I hardly know sponsoring me just because deep down everybody likes to help. It's that kind of thing that allows someone like me with a crippling fear of heights to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane!
To read more about Jack's Skydive and to sponsor him, visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/jackwebster
"I won't be releasing the video until I hit the £400 target. Donating is a small price to pay to see a grown man cry."