A tandem parachute jump this weekend has proved to be a significant fund raiser for the Rainy Day Trust.
Yesterday’s inaugural event at the British Army Parachute Association’s training centre on Salisbury Plain saw members of the home improvement industry – including HousewaresLive.net group ad manager Rachael Lyon and former DIY Week editor Will Parsons – take to the skies.
Each participant undertook to raise £1,000 in sponsorship for the industry charity – a target which Rachael and Will have both surpassed.
“We’ve raised over £2,000 and it’s still coming in,” said Rachael. “Thank you so much to everyone who pledged money – and anyone who wants to can still sponsor us by going to our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/RDTParachute.”
Poor weather conditions yesterday meant that only eight members of the team were able to jump, but the remaining 10 will do so over the next fortnight.
And Rachael had some encouraging words for those yet to take the plunge.
“It was amazing – the best thing I’ve ever experienced!” she said. “I’d definitely do it again, for the Rainy Day Trust or another charity or just for fun.”