Arriving at 8.30 am and with nerves frayed, the group were given a safety briefing from skydive instructors before donning their equipment and waiting their turn. One by one each member was flown 2 miles above the airfield before shuffling over to the open door and taking the freefall at speeds of up to 120 mph.
Despite the nerves on the day, every member of the group was able to overcome their fears and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Moreover, having gained sponsorship from friends and family in the run up to the event, the group managed to a raise a combined total of around £4,000 for Help for Heroes.
Next up on our Help for Heroes event calendar is the National 3 Peaks on the 15th & 16th July with a group of 14 aiming to conquer the 24 hour challenge.