On both Bank Holidays in May, 20 very brave supporters took to the skies and jumped out of a teeny plane, at 10,000 feet to raise money for the children and young adults at The Donna Louise. And, between them, the brave superhero skydivers have raised almost £20,000.
Both “jump days” were blessed with great weather and clear skies, making the experience an even more memorable one for the “One in a Million” skydivers.
62 year-old Margaret Shermer, was one of the first skydivers to make the jump, she said, “I’m not really sure how I found myself volunteering to do a tandem skydive. It was one of those flippant moments when I was asked a question and threw an answer back. It wasn’t until some months later that the reality hit me and it was too late to back out!
“However, it's over and done now and I don't regret a single moment! My heartfelt thanks to all those who helped me raise such a fantastic amount of money for the most worthy of causes.”
Zoë, Challenge Events Manager at The Donna Louise, said, “This was a wonderful challenge to get involved in and something our ‘jumpers’ will remember for the rest of their lives. We’re so grateful to all our skydivers for taking on this huge challenge, between them they’ve raised almost £20,000, which is just incredible.
“The Donna Louise is funded almost entirely through fundraising and donations and we need to raise more than £4.5million each year to continue to offer our vital services. We are constantly amazed by the lengths our supporters will go to to support the families who rely on The Donna Louise.”
As jumping out of an aeroplane isn’t for everyone, The Donna Louise organises loads of different challenge events throughout the year.
Zoë added, “There’s something for everyone, and we have some real bucket list events coming up. Whether you’re looking for high adrenaline or just trying to keep fit please get in touch and see what we can offer!”