I am writing in response to the greatly appreciated certificate which I received from CRY for my parachute jump, which I completed on Sunday 8th May 2005.
The next day after the jump I had my GCSE Art exam, which kept nerves about the jump away as I thought my Art exam was slightly more daunting, silly as it may sound!
The jump itself was absolutely fantastic – its definitely one of those once in a lifetime things that has to be done. I would recommend it to anyone!
Also, knowing that the money I had raised and collected was going to a very good cause really made me glad to be doing the jump.
I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the sponsors I got, and my Mum also helped to boost the sponsorship by organising a barn dance. In the end, over £300 was raised.
I managed to get publicity in my local newspaper to appeal for sponsors. In fact, the jump appeared in three different papers – it was quite a shock to open the local paper and see my picture with Jo Danbury (other jumper!) and friends!