Taking a 10,000ft plunge for charity

Huge congratulations to the very courageous Anne, Sharon and Kerrie who took the ultimate leap of faith on Saturday (25th July), by skydiving from over 10,000 feet.

Senior Dental Nurse Anne Scholey, Practice Manager Sharon Nanson and Reception Manager Kerrie New each completed a tandem skydive, raising over £1,500 and counting for The Joe Glover Trust.

The Joe Glover Trust was set up in 2007 by the parents of eight-year-old Joe Glover after he lost his battle to the rare childhood cancer, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. 

The charity is close to our hearts here at the practice. Our practice principal Clare’s son suffered from Leukaemia 10 years ago and was on the same children’s cancer ward as Joe – The Piam Brown Ward in Southampton General Hospital. Andrew is now fully recovered but we still raise money for the trust and Piam Brown.

As Sharon explains, “A lovely sunny day squashed between 2 rainy and windy days meant that it was meant to be. The training was good and very clear and I did not feel as nervous as I had expected. I must have been just resigned to jumping I suppose! I felt safe tucked in between my instructor and Anne’s. The free fall was amazing at 125 miles an hour. I wouldn’t do one again but am glad I did it and we have raised about £1,500 so far for the Joe Glover Trust.”

Although Sharon won’t be doing another sky dive there were definitely two converts.

Anne said “It was the most amazing and exhilarating experience. I loved it so much I would definitely do it again. What a great way of doing something for charity.”

And Kerrie was also buzzing about the experience “It was an amazing experience. Free falling from the aeroplane at 125mph for 30 seconds is something everyone needs to experience. I would definitely do this again.”

If you would like to support the charity and our very brave ladies you can still sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Nanson1


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