Adverse weather fails to stop Honiton group's fundraising skydive

PUBLISHED: 07:00 18 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:16 21 September 2016

The ten skydiving fundraisers raised vital funds for the Devon Freewheelers. Picture: Neil Gardner.

The ten skydiving fundraisers raised vital funds for the Devon Freewheelers. Picture: Neil Gardner.

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A group of charity fundraisers jumped out of a plane to raise vital funds for Honiton-based bloodbikes charity Devon Freewheelers.

James Moran, Mark Saunders, Chrystal Lavery, Simon Gardner, Trevor Rule, Shelley Roe-Lavery, Karen Brailsford, Debbie Selway and Connor Saunders all raised at least £150 each for the charity.

Caroline Retter, fundraising co-ordinator of the Freewheelers, said: “On the day of the jump, it was touch and go if they would actually manage to get up in the air due to adverse weather conditions.

“This led to a few more nerves, but later on that day the sun came out and they all managed to do their skydive.

“Everyone at the charity would like to thank all of those who took part and raised money to enable the charity to keep the life-saving service it offers across the county of Devon.”

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