Last weekend saw the final member of a group of team-spirited staff leap from a plane for The Consortium's nominated charity of the year, Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
In total, five daredevils signed up to take the plunge, with the first jumpers taking flight in July. Jane Kingman, category manager and first-time skydiver said: "It was the most amazing and terrifying experience of my life - I can't wait to do it again!"
Strapped to an instructor and jumping as a tandem, each of our staff members leapt from a dizzying height of 15,000 feet. Due to adverse weather conditions, the team staggered their jumps throughout the summer, with the last of our skydivers, Adam Courthold, completing the group's daring challenge on Saturday 6 September. He said of the experience: "Again again again...! It was absolutely awesome and I’m so proud to have managed to finally jump out of a plane for Wiltshire Air Ambulance!"
Our fearless five exceeded their initial fundraising target and have currently raised in excess of £2800, with money still coming in - a fabulous amount to add to our running total.
We would like to congratulate all our skydivers for their fantastic effort. Well done to Jessica Allen, Ben Patterson, Jo Trigg, Jane Kingman and Adam Courthold – we salute you!