A CHESTER charity wants people to take the plunge and jump out of a plane from 10,000 feet.
Children Today Charitable Trust, based in Christleton, provides specialised, life changing equipment for disabled children throughout the UK.
Founder of the charity Hugh McCaw threw down the gauntlet at a recent team meeting and offered to sponsor the first member of staff who volunteered to throw themselves out of aeroplane.
Lois Lee, PA to the chief executive, was quick to accept this offer and step up to the challenge. She successfully completed a tandem parachute jump at Whitchurch Parachute Centre.
She said: “What an incredible experience.ŠSitting on the edge of the open door of a tiny aircraft at 10,000ft and then free falling into a cushion of snowy white fluffy cotton wool balls at 120 mph is absolutely amazing.Š
“The tranquility and beauty of parachuting over endless fields with panoramic views over Cheshire – a rare privilege indeed.”
She has raised £781.57 which will enable Children Today to purchase a piece of specialised equipment for a child living in the local area.
The charity is now looking for more adventurous volunteers to make the jump.
l If you would like to make a thrilling skydive from 10,000 feet like Lois, or an exhilarating solo jump from 3,000, call Children Today on 01244 335622 for further information or visit the website www.childrentoday.org.uk