On Saturday 1st July eleven intrepid fundraisers jumped out an aeroplane to raise money for Style Acre. The day started early with the divers arriving at the airfield by 8am to check in and prepare for the jump. All our divers were given their time and were ready to take part in the once in a lifetime experience they had all been waiting for!
To jump safely the organisers need a clear, calm day. Thankfully, the day before weather reports said that that the day would start cloudy but clear by 11am. However, this was not the case and our divers had to wait; nerves began to build as the jumps got pushed back, first by an hour, then two, then three. The cloud would not budge and there were fears the day might be cancelled. But, shorty after 1pm, the cloud cleared and the dive went ahead. All divers jumped 13,500 feet above Wallingford, before parachuting down onto the airfield.
We could not be more thankful to the brave fundraisers who jumped. We would like to say a massive thank you to:
Henry Antonian, Naomi Carter, Emily Gamon, Steph Heigold, Rowena Hines, Crina Hossu, Natalie Hyde, Grace Kerrigan, Thomas Reichmann, Livvi Rowe, Sarah Williams – watch Sarah’s video here.
In total they raised over £4,000 which will supplement our day services.