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Fearless skydivers fundraise for Magic Moments Charity

Aug 30, 2023

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Spicerhaart Skydives for Magic Moments Charity: £11,600 Raised!

A daring team from Spicerhaart embraced the ultimate thrill by skydiving from thousands of feet above the ground, all in support of the Magic Moments children's charity. Their courageous feat raised over £11,600 for this noble cause.

On a glorious summer day in late August, the 17-member team joined forces with the North London Skydiving team at Chatteris Airfield in Cambridgeshire. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, they learned the ins and outs of tandem jumping, gearing up for the adrenaline-pumping adventure. With options to leap from heights ranging between 12,000 to 15,000 feet from the De Havilland Twin Otter plane, they embarked on their journey.

Reflecting on the experience, Pippa Major, Spicerhaart Operations Manager and event coordinator, described it as nothing short of amazing. She 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, Spicerhaart's dedicated children's charity, orchestrates trips to Disneyland Paris for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Their noble cause is supported by 13 children's hospices across the UK.

Emma Barber, Chair of the Magic Moments charity, expressed profound gratitude to everyone involved in the skydiving challenge. She 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.”