There cannot be a much better adrenaline rush than throwing yourself out of a plane strapped to someone else, from thousands of feet above the earth’s surface!
That’s what a courageous group from Spicerhaart have done – raising over £11,600 for the Magic Moments children’s charity in the process.
The 17-strong group enjoyed a glorious summer’s day at the end of August with the North London Skydiving team based at Chatteris Airfield in Cambridgeshire learning how to undertake a tandem jump safely before embarking on the intrepid feat. They could choose to jump from between 12,000 to 15,000 feet from the De Havilland Twin Otter plane.
Pippa Major, Spicerhaart Operations Manager and the event organiser, said: “It was the most amazing day. Falling through the air from 15,000 feet at 125mph is one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever known. We were in freefall for 60 seconds before the chute was released and in freefall for another five minutes and it was so peaceful.
“There’s also a real sense of relief when everyone has landed safely. There was so much excitement and anticipation thought the day, but also a sense of teamwork, knowing we were all there to raise money for such a great cause. In fact, it was such a success we will now be making the Magic Moments skydive an annual event!”
Magic Moments is Spicerhaart’s children’s charity which takes children with life limiting illnesses and their families to Disneyland Paris ever year, supporting 13 children’s hospices across the UK.
Chair of the Magic Moments charity, Emma Barber, said: “We are so grateful to everybody that took part in this incredible challenge, and also to everyone who sponsored and supported this event. Without the generosity of our Spicerhaart family and friends, we would not be able to take the families who are going through the hospice journey to Disneyland Paris to make new special memories.”
Those who took part were: From Estate Agency: Krystle Ainsworth, Bethany Braun, Tony Hallett, Jay Inniss, Rio Maddix, Shelley Samantha Pattison; from Lettings: Kateryna Chernyshova, Hamzah Hussain, Irfanali Shivji; from Financial Services: Daniel Clow, Milan Shantilal Mehta, Jessica Smith; From L&NHs: Courtney Reigh Gannon; from the rest of the company including Group Services: Jodie Andrews, Matt Clarke, Ross Lilley, Pippa Major.