Aiden Rowan’s big skydive

Aiden Rowan, 22, originally of Blantyre was born with cystic fibrosis and has decided to raise money by jumping from a plane to raise money for The Butterfly Trust, despite never having been on one before!

Aiden, a former pupil of Calderside Academy is bravely sky diving to fundraise for cystic fibrosis. His two older siblings Connor, 25, and Stephanie, 24, were also born with the condition.

The funds are being risen specifically for the Butterfly Trust who help a lot of people who have cystic fibrosis in the form of grants, benefit advice housing and a lot more!

His target was initially £1000 but he’s already surpassed that and still has months before the dive.

Aiden, who works as a warehouse operative in East Kilbride, said: “I’ve never been on a plane before, even on holiday. So the first time I’m ever going to be on a plane I’m going to be jumping out of it. We’ve never been on holiday abroad as it costs a lot more money to take out insurance and stuff like that. Having cystic fibrosis has never held me back from doing anything I wanted to do. But there are loads of people who have it that struggle on a daily basis, even to get out their beds.”

His sister Stephanie told Blantyre Telegraph, “Myself and my two brothers all have cystic fibrosis and have all been helped by the butterfly trust in the past. I am very proud of him for doing this to raise awareness and money for this company.”

Aiden’s mum Susan added: “He’s talked about doing this since he was in his late teens as something he wanted to do. And he’s bit the bullet this year and said, ‘let’s go for it’.

Aiden’s 10,000ft skydive will take place at Skydive St Andrews, Fife Airport near Glenrothes. It is scheduled for October 1, you can donate to his fundraiser at:

Today, Ww’ve donated £50.00 to Aiden’s fundraiser as part of our Simm Endeavour Funding received earlier this year. Good luck Aiden!


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