Skydive raises cash for charity

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A COURAGEOUS woman from Wainfleet has just challenged her ultimate fear by taking part in a 15,000ft skydive to raise money for charity.

Chrissie-Jo Impey, completed the terrifying ordeal on Friday, October 28 at the Skydive centre in Hibaldstow near Brigg.

Chrissie-Jo said: “I’m petrified of heights but I thought it would be a good way to conquer my fear of heights and raise money for charity at the same time.”

Joined by instructor Nick and Nick’s partner Clair, the trio boarded the aircraft where it quickly climbed in altitude, leaving a three mile dropzone for the group.

Chrissie-Jo added: “It was amazing and it all goes so quickly, I’ve never done it before but I’m thinking of doing it again.”

“Even watching a television programme before, which featured a skydive where something went wrong, didn’t put me off and this is the highest one you can do a dive from.”

Once the doors were opened, Nick and Chrissie-Jo strapped together, leapt out and then enjoyed around one minute of freefall time before the parachute was released around 5,000ft.

The team then had around five minutes of time under the canopy where they were able to enjoy taking in the spectacular views of the Lincolnshire Wolds before reaching their dropzone.

Chrissie-Jo and Partner Julie, have so far managed to raise £602 which they have decided to donate to the Help for Heroes charity.

The couple have also been selling the Help for Heroes charity wristbands to support the cause.

As part of the experience, Chrissie-Jo was presented with a certificate to prove she completed the challenge and also a Skydive digital photo CD and a commemorative DVD of the experience.

Tandem parachuting allows its participants to experience the thrill of freefall skydiving without any extensive training and is a popular skydiving course at the centre.

To donate to the cause visit:bmycharity.com/chrissiejoimpey.