Nineteen brave and dedicated supporters took to the air and jumped from 15,000 feet to raise £12,656 for Rainbow Hub – the Mawdesley based charity which supports children with physical and neurological disabilities.
The two events, which took place on 9th July and 7th August, were organised by the Black Knights and took place at their Centre near Lancaster where the team are experts. It is the longest-running sky diving centre in the UK.
The teams of nine in July and ten in August opted to increase their jump from 11,000 feet to 15,000 feet – the highest possible in the UK.
Participants’ ages ranged from the youngest at 16 to the oldest at 54 and they are all supporters of the charity. Many were either staff members or family/friends of children who use the services at the charity, together with participants from companies, String and Lakes Cottages and Lodges.
Sky diving is an amazing, exhilarating experience and the day was also enjoyed by those who came along to cheer on the brave participants.
Hayley Phillips from Lakes Cottages and Lodges said, “that was the best feeling in the world – like nothing else I have known.” Whilst Jake Hodgson added, “absolutely loved that and would come back tomorrow if I could.”
The two friends took part, together with Hayley’s brother-in-law, Dan, as Hayley’s son Cole attends conductive education at Rainbow Hub and his father, Chris Murray took part in the Sky Dive last year. The trio raised £1,872 for the event whilst the team from String in Preston raised £1,350.
Alison Holdsworth, a member of the Rainbow Hub team, said, “the most incredible, exhilarating experience, creating memories to last a lifetime and all for this amazing charity so close to my heart.”
Lyndsay Fahey, CEO, Rainbow Hub, said “We are delighted with such a fantastic result and cannot thank everyone enough for getting involved especially participants from String and Lakeland Cottages and Lodges, together with our amazing families. It means so much to all the children and team at Rainbow Hub. Well done to Emma, our event organiser, who also faced her fears and took part so she will be happy to tell you all about it if you want to take part in a future event.”
To find out more on how you could get involved with a charity Sky Dive in aid of Rainbow Hub -or- to find out more ways in how you can support Rainbow Hub, please contact Emma Parish firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit their web site https://rainbowhub.org/