Leap Of Faith For Jumping Daredevils!

A group of thrill seekers have fearlessly leapt from an aircraft in a bid to raise much needed funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

21 fundraisers took part in a tandem sky dive on July 5, and raised £6000 by jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft, with the Red Devils, based at Langar airfield in Nottingham.

Three fundraisers who hoped to take the plunge had to postpone because of personal injury, but they are planning to jump later in the year.

One fundraiser said “The weather was gorgeous and the Red Devils were very reassuring. Despite nerves as soon as you jump it’s a fantastic experience.”

Those involved had a wonderful time from start to finish and are already asking when the next one will be.

Charity tin collection officer, Michelle McCracken organised the event and said; “We picked a perfect day for our group sky dive, it was cloudless enabling us to reach heights of 12,000ft. We all had lots of nerves on the day but as soon as you leave the plane you have an amazing experience.

I’m really impressed with the fundraising efforts of the jumpers and their enthusiasm to do more fundraising with us in the future. I will soon start planning dates for next year, so if it’s something you want to do watch this space!”

If jumping out of a plane isn’t your idea of fun there are still plenty of ways you can help save lives while keeping your feet firmly on the ground.

Look at our calendar for a list of other fundraising events taking place throughout the year and see how you can get involved.

 

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