Fifteen brave volunteers for Macmillan Caring Locally (Christchurch) raised over £5,000 by completing the ultimate challenge of a tandem skydive with GoSkydive, on 1 October.
They jumped from an altitude of 10,000ft reaching speeds of up to 125 mph in freefall for approximately 30 seconds, facing their fears for a worthy cause.
Macmillan Caring Locally is a Trust operating from offices in the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital that provides funding to enhance the care of those who are suffering from Cancer and other terminal diseases. The trust provides an attractive, homely environment for patients and their families from across South East Dorset and South West Hampshire.
Keith Wilkinson, Trustee for Macmillan Caring Locally, said: “What an amazing experience and a fantastic way to raise vital funds for our charity. As a trustee and on behalf of the charity I would like to thank those who have taken part either by jumping or who have been involved in the fundraising events. We had an amazing day.”
Gordon Blamire, founder and Managing Director for GoSkydive, added: “GoSkydive is the only centre that specialises in tandem skydives for ‘first-timers’, which makes us a popular choice for charity fundraisers. We always aim to give our customers the best possible experience, especially when they are doing it for such a good cause, and we’re delighted to have helped the team raise so much for Macmillan Caring Locally and have loads of fun in the process!”