As many of you know, as you were being pestered for sponsorship money, on Saturday 12th May, Claire Thorpe and Richard Jennis from SimpleClick Solutions did a tandem skydive to raise funds for local charity Out and About.
Claire met Kate Higgs, from Out And About, at a WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) meeting and heard about the good work of the charity, which helps to empower young disabled people to engage with their local community and gain independence. So when she heard that they were asking for fundraisers to take part in a charity skydive, Claire was first in the queue, persuading Richard to join in!
Along with Richard and three others from the Ipswich Basepoint Business Centre who were also raising money for the charity, they leapt from a height of 10,000 feet, freefalling for 5,000 until the parachute was deployed. Claire said, ‘This is something I would never have considered doing had it not been for such a fantastic cause. I was definitely relieved when the chute opened, the free-fall was petrifying, but knowing it was for charity made it all worth it!’
Kate Higgs from Out & About said “It is only with the generosity and support of people like Claire & Richard that we can continue to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and young people. We are so grateful to them and all the other “jumpers” who gave up their time and challenged themselves to raise money for Out & About”
The five jumpers from Basepoint Business Centre raised over £4,000 for Out and About - which is an amazing total. Would we do it again? Richard - yes. Claire - no!