Throw @darraghdoyle from a plane Event:Skydive May 30 2009
Date: 30-05-2009

Throw this blogger from a plane

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Money raised on-line: €2,139.99

My Personal Message

You don't know who @darraghdoyle is? He's the blogger type person who tells really bad jokes on twitter:

"Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy."; "Who said beer won't make you smarter? It made Bud wiser"; "I've been reading the French are concerned that 77% of their electricity comes from nuclear power. I think they should stop over-reacting." and self fulfilling prophecy "I started a parachute course then I fell out with my instructor." Awful awful stuff.

How much would you pay to have me thrown from a plane? A euro? A fiver? More?

Yes, that's right. On May 30 I'm going to be strapped to someone who will jump from a plane 13,000 feet in the air and attempt some sort of live tweeting or recording of the event. For someone afraid of heights like I am, it's a big jump.

I'm doing so to help raise awareness for Dublin voluntary group Carelocal. For the last two years they were able to organise 5 outings a year for Dublin's older people living alone, thanks to a grant. However, they haven't had a day trip since last Christmas as they don't currently have the funds to do so. All the money I raise will be put towards the next outing, which they'd like to arrange for early this summer.

I'm not asking for money - I'm asking you to help spread the word about Carelocal. However, if you'd like to donate to them, your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

I'll be tweeting and blogging about it as well as trying hard not to wet my pants. It may happen. You could help that happen.

It's also fulfilling a secret wish of mine. Seriously. Like this one time I actually enrolled in parachute school. Before long though I had to drop out.

You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Care Local

Care Local is happy to announce that we are now part of the Crosscare family. We share Crosscare's ethos of identifying needs in society and developing innovative approaches to meet these needs. We are delighted to add our services for older people to their already expansive service base. We are very excited about the possibilities this merger brings and we want to thank Crosscare for this opportunity to extend our reach to even more of those most isolated and vulnerable of older people. See for more information on Crosscare's wide range of services in Dublin or to keep up with our work.

Any intended donation should be made to Crosscare's page as this page is no longer active. Link:

Thank you for your continued support,

The Care Local Team

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Gavan Reilly 12-06-2009 Donation €10.00 Sorry it's late! - @gavreilly
Anonymous 11-06-2009 Donation €20.00 Question is, what do you do to top jumping out of a plane?
Anne Marie Coyle 05-06-2009 Donation €26.76 Congrats Darragh!
Gillian Carolan 04-06-2009 Donation €20.00 better late than never lol
Anonymous 03-06-2009 Donation €10.00 A great charity
Kevin Dowling 03-06-2009 Donation €50.00 Well done Darragh. Fell out of a plane and managed to tweet for another day!
Roger Galligan 03-06-2009 Donation €110.00 To get you over one milestone & hopefully to next...why don't u charge €10 to follow u on Twitter?
Piaras Kelly 02-06-2009 Donation €20.00 Well done on the fundraising, Piaras
Cyril Moloney 02-06-2009 Donation €20.00 Would pay to see you Twitter in freefall - Fritter?
Annie Gill 02-06-2009 Donation €20.00 Well done Darragh - glad to see your still alive! :D
Laura McGonigle 30-05-2009 Donation €50.00 -
Liam Thompson 30-05-2009 Donation €40.00 Good Luck!
Sinead Keogh 30-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Good luck Doyle!
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Best of luck! Enjoy it...
David Cochrane 29-05-2009 Donation €78.23 If you don't raise enough to buy a parachute, you're still jumping tho, right?
Maire Hanley 29-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Good luck with your skydive and thanks for all the fun on Twitter too
Joanna Schaffalitzky 29-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Good Luck! Try not to die!
Dav Waldron 29-05-2009 Donation €50.00 I only wish I was the one throwing you out...
Dermot McGlone 29-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Why don't blind people like to skydive? It scares the hell out of the dogs. #doylejoke
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 -
Neil Curran 29-05-2009 Donation €5.00 Please take a pic for twitter when you jump! :)
Eoin Kennedy 29-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Wonder what jokes will go through your mind as you face towards earth!
Dermot Casey 29-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Darragh good luck @dermotcasey
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €80.00 -
Paul McClean 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 A++++ JUMPER - WOULD PUSH OUT OF A PLANE AGAIN!!11oneone
Mairin Murray 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 You're a brave man ;-) I can think of nothing worse..
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Keep up the jokes making me smile every day - whatswhat_sian
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €10.00 remember to breathe on the way down. seriously...!
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Lots of duct tape to tweet while falling
Emily Tully 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Do mind yourself, I know its not cool to say, but I'd miss you :-)
Thomas Brunkard 29-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Good luck Darragh!
Dermot Whelan 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Wear your brown undies that day! Good luck!
Dorothy Ryan 29-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good luck with the jump - mind the head!
Anonymous 29-05-2009 Donation €30.00 Best of luck Darragh - good on ya :)
Anonymous 28-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Enjoy! Lots of people do this again and again for fun.
Sinead cochrane 28-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Love from Mamo Davis. x
Liz Lyons 27-05-2009 Donation €30.00 I'll donate another €30 if I can be the one who pushes u out?:)Loads of luck D - fair play baii!
Jennifer Newman 27-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good luck - looking forward to the mid-air tweets!
John Keyes 27-05-2009 Donation €10.00 May you fly like an eagle and not like a stone.
Linda Coogan Byrne 27-05-2009 Donation €20.00 My nana is like my best friend, a great woman. Old people are the most coolest people. good on you D
Anonymous 27-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Wheeeeeee! Good luck Darragh :)
Anonymous 27-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Well done Darragh, you're a brave man, still want to hear you scream though :)
Anonymous 27-05-2009 Donation €100.00 Best of luck with this, Darragh :-)
Debbie 27-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good luck with it!
Sabrina Dent 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Please remember to tether the phone to yourself for the QIK before you jump!
Anonymous 26-05-2009 Donation €5.00 Best of luck :)
Anonymous 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 You absolutely have to Qik the jump :) Well done and good luck!
Ronan Flynn 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good luck Darragh!
dena walker 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good Luck Darragh. You're a braver man than me...
Darragh Buffini 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 "Hey Mister!! Can I have your watch when you are dead??"
Anonymous 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Really impressed by this. Good luck with the jump.
Stewart Curry 26-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good luck!
Anonymous 24-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Glad to see your reaching new heights with your jokes. Hope it does'nt flop.
Eleanor Parker 23-05-2009 Donation €50.00 We're seriously impressed with you mate!! Enjoy it! Elly & George xxx
Anonymous 22-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Good luck with the jump! Personally I think you're mad jumping from a pefectly good plane... !
Anonymous 22-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Look forward to the live mid air tweet!
Anonymous 22-05-2009 Donation €10.00 Best of Luck Darragh! Enjoy it :-)
Anonymous 22-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Pampers will help to keep you dry and soften the landing! Weeeee!
Anonymous 22-05-2009 Donation €40.00 Well done on this Darragh. C'mon Offaly, eh? (Mind the first step - it's a biggie....)
Aoife O Driscoll 22-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck Darragh!:)
Anonymous 22-05-2009 Donation €30.00 -
Sean Hamill 22-05-2009 Donation €20.00 End the bad jokes? I like the bad jokes. However, I do want to see you thrown out of a plane,,,
Anonymous 21-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Bend your knees & jump for a Granny
Christopher Mehigan 21-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Touch the sky Darragh. Well done on taking the jump for a very worthy cause.
Anonymous 21-05-2009 Donation €50.00 A truly great cause.
Paul Conroy 21-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Statistically speaking, this is unlikely to end in terrible injury. Good luck!
Cathal Garvey 21-05-2009 Donation €20.00 I'm hoping the quality of the bad jokes gets even worse as you're about to jump ;)
Anonymous 21-05-2009 Donation €50.00 Tries to think of @darraghdoyle bad joke... or a song title! Only Way is up? Eh, scuttles... xx
Anonymous 21-05-2009 Donation €100.00 Really proud of you.
Anonymous 20-05-2009 Donation €20.00 doing this for lots and lots of reasons
Stella McCole 20-05-2009 Donation €20.00 -
Joseph Scanlon 20-05-2009 Donation €20.00 Wahoooooooo! Bhest a luck
Shane O'Grady 20-05-2009 Donation €10.00 -
Ivan Heneghan 20-05-2009 Donation €35.00 I believe parachute jump accident rates are pretty low. The odds are with you!