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 1 July 2013 (date you are sending press release)

 Bungee Jumping for Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies  (gain)Put this title in the subject box of the email as well

 Mr Jo Bloggs of Localtown in Countyshire is throwing himself off the cliff on Saturday 15 November 2013 at 1200 to raise money for gain. He will be one of 12 brave people jumping for charity at High Cliff near Othertown.

Mr Bloggs said “My wife has suffered from GBS for 5 years and I wanted to do something to help other families who are affected by this illness. I’ve never done anything like this before and am pretty nervous about dangling from the cliff by a piece of elastic tied to my ankles! However, it will be worth it if I manage to raise the £1000 target I have set.”

 If you would like to sponsor Jo, take a look at his webpage on www.justgiving.com/jodanglesbyhisankles or give him a ring on 07123 456789.



Notes for editors

         Further information for journalists – contact Jo Blogs on 07123 456789

         Press photographers are invited to attend the jump

         Jo will be practicing by dangling, using a length of knicker elastic from a climbing frame in the garden, press photographers are welcome to take pictures

         GBS is an inflammatory disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nerves. Because the cause of GBS is unknown, there is no way to prevent the disease from occurring. It affects approx 1200 people each year in the UK. 

         gain is a registered charity that supports those affected by GBS, CIDP and other related conditions in the UK and Ireland. The Charity also  promotes research into the causes, prevention and treatments as well as advancing the education of the public and of the medical professions

         Further information about GBS, CIDP and associated inflammatory neuropathies can be found on www.gaincharity.org.uk