Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Underwear-clad group raised £3000 for charitable causes.
If chilly weather is hard to bear, a group of skydivers took it to the next level when they nearly bared all and skydived for charity.
The 35-member team from Skydive UK completed the nippy jump in just their underwear after deciding to give something back following the sizzling summer weather.
The group has already raised over £3,000 pounds from the plunge, which took place at Dunkeswell Airfield.
The proceeds are being split between Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK.
One of the club skydivers, Ali List, said: “It was a lot harder to jump without the normal skydiving jumpsuit.
“It is encouraging, though, to do it together with other girls and to do it for such a great cause.
“All of us know someone who has suffered from breast cancer and we are trying to think of more and more ways to fight back and raise the awareness.”
The event has received strong support from East Devon businesses, including The Purple Company in Exeter, who donated T-shirts for the event.
Every penny of money paid for each T-shirt goes straight to the charity.
Louise Banks, charity coordinator of Skydive UK, says: “Usually it’s tandem students who take up the challenge of jumping for charity.
“However, this jump has been very special, because now our experienced skydivers are setting up their own challenges for charity.”