Skydiver: Jo Burton

Skydive 2020

Why am I jumping out of a perfectly good plane :-) ?

I had decided I'd do a tandem skydive next year, for my birthday, something a bit crazy and out of my comfort zone!!! Then I heard Blind Low Vision NZ were doing their skydiving fundraiser again and although it would be easier to just go and pay for the skydive and do it, I thought it was a good opportunity to raise $800 for Blind Low Vision that they wouldn't otherwise get.  We have supported them for years with their training puppies to be guide dogs (they were previously known as The Blind Foundation). 

Every day, an average of six people turn to Blind Low Vision NZ for support with sight loss. I'm taking on this challenge so Kiwis of all ages who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision are empowered to live the lives they choose. 

On 5 December, I'll be jumping from 15,000ft and will be free-falling (for about 60 seconds, wahoo!) at over 200kmph! Please support me by making a donation to my fundraising page so that people with vision loss can live their lives without limits. Thank you in advance for your kindness! :-)

My Badges

Made a self-donation

First Donation

Added profile picture

Reached 50% of goal

Reached 75% of goal

Reached fundraising target

Thank you to my Sponsors


Jo Harris

Good on you Jo, great cause, happy to support you and your cause!! Cheers Jo


Faull Kieren And Ngaire

Awesome Jo. You are gonna 😍 skydiving!




Jo :-)


Call A Farmer Ltd

Happy to support you in this crazy challenge Jo! Enjoy it (and land safely!!!)


Carol Burroughs

Hi Jo, fantastic idea you've had! Thankyou and well done you're very brave!! Carol Xx


Rex Short

Go well



I wouldn’t usually tell someone to jump out of a plane...but, go jump out of that plane, Jo!


Masterclass Dance Studios

Great work Jo! You are an inspiration! Wishing you all the best for your jump! Xx


R Wall

Great cause Jo, enjoy the skydive!


Rhonda Crawford

awesome stuff, you will love it.



Go Jo, great opportunity and a good cause


Sue Collier

Do it for us, I have donated on Cambridge Blind and Vision Impaired Support Group.


Leeanne Hill

You are truly amazing 😉 I love your energy! Happy to donate


Daily Amazed Wellness Centre

You’re a braver woman than I!! Have a wonderful and thrilling jump!!



Go Jo. Go get 'em! You're awesome :-)


Tracy Hayes

Go Jo. Amazing 😉