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(Updated 25/02/01)

Saluki enthusiast jumps from plane for Welfare!


Ian Veal, well known judge and exhibitor of Salukis, will jump from a plane at 12,000ft on April 14th to raise money for his favourite charities. Travelling to the Lake District, Ian’s memorable parachute jump is due to take place the day before his birthday!

Having said many times that he would like to jump from a plane, Ian’s partner Brendan called his bluff and bought him the jump as a Christmas present. Ian then decided to make more of the experience by taking sponsors to raise money for Saluki Welfare and one of Diana Princess of Wales favourite charities the Terrence Higgins Trust/Lighthouse Aids charity.

When working as a cinema Manager in the West End, Ian met Diana at a premier showing of Wall Street, and has always admired her charitable work with Aids charities.

Ian has kept, shown and judged Salukis since 1966 giving CC’s since 1996. He says, “I really love the breed. They are intelligent home-loving dogs who really keep their owners fit. Salukis are easy to groom, gentle, loyal and I find that they never smell ‘doggy’!” Ian is a committee member of the Saluki Welfare Fund registered charity and is regularly involved with re-homing.

When he jumps from the plane, Ian will free fall for four minutes and the whole experience will be recorded on video for prosperity!

To pledge a donation contact Ian Veal on 020 8337 0080 (day) 01932 788040 (evening)

email .

Alternatively cheques made to ‘Saluki Welfare Fund’ or ‘The Terrence Higgins Trust’ should be send to Ian Veal, Pets Place, 105 Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8DY. 5.