4th Global Gecko Skydive

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The 4th Global Gecko Skydive for the Green Gecko children in Cambodia

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Tori Higgins

Tori's New York Gecko Skydive

$2,398 33

2

Louise Crooks

Feeling the Fear & Doing it Anyway!

$926 18

3

Paul Ripley

Pauls skydive

$350 7

4

Shalaka karandikar

Green Gecko Skydive

$50 1

5

Caitlin Gillan

Toronto Gecko Skydive

$40 2

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AUGUST 6TH 2011: NEW YORK, TORONTO, WADI RUM, MANCHESTER Four groups of friends, in New York USA, Toronto Canada, Manchester UK and Wadi Rum Jordan are ready to continue the Global Gecko Skydive journey.

All crazy enough to jump out of a plane and go sky diving on the exact same day around the world in support of these wonderful children, the Green Geckos in Cambodia and following in the footsteps of successful Gecko Skydives in New York, Las Vegas, Toronto, Dubai, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne to date. This will be the 4th Global Gecko skydive, to date 91 people have skydived across the world for this wonderful cause (incuding an 84 year old in Melbourne).

All former street kids, the Geckos reach up into the clouds every day to reach their dreams. The sky has no limits for what they are capable of and they're doing and living it all. What better way for us to support their dreams becoming a reality than for us to get up in that sky and push our own boundaries to see what we're capable of. Some of us are petrified, we're all excited, and we're ready to do this. We thank you for your support in this wonderful adventure that builds invisible bridges between UK, Canada, USA, Jordan and Cambodia.

With love and a big thank you from all those taking part in Gecko Skydive Team Global and the organisers in each location, Claire Team Manchester, Jane & Leyla Team Toronto, JJ Team Wadi Rum, and Tori Team New York.

THE GREEN GECKO STORY

Destination 13 25 0 N 103 49 1 E. Otherwise known as Siem Reap, Cambodia. Land of bright colours, monks and temples, tuk-tuks, bicycles and smiles. I (Tori) first went to Siem Reap Cambodia in 2008 on a family visit to volunteer with the amazing Green Gecko children. Working with 70 former street children whose families sent them out on the street at all hours to earn money, they are now all part of the Green Gecko Project which provides them with a safe haven, a chance to play, learn, laugh and for the first time in their lives, be children. These gregarious, fun loving, energy filled children are soaking up every opportunity they are given, they all attend school, excel in their classes, speak good English and Khmer and are the most joyful, considerate, inquisative souls you could ever wish to meet.

The project was set up by Australian Tania and her Cambodian husband Rem who are the inspiration, brains, ideas and drive behind Green Gecko. 5 years on, they are still putting every ounce of energy they have into the future and well being of these children, offering them a very real chance to be children for the first time in their lives. They rely completely on donations and every penny, cent, dime you donate goes towards the Green Gecko children.

For futher information on Green Gecko Project go to: http://www.greengeckoproject.org

To watch the 1st Global Gecko Skydive video go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDYXdzcLZE

Team Captain

Tori Higgins Tori Higgins

I believe the children are our future