SKY DIVERS RAISE £12,860 FOR THE CHARITY, STARS DORSET
Eighteen sky divers took to the skies at Go Sky Dive in Salisbury on Friday 23rd July and raised a whopping £12,860 for local charity Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services (STARS Dorset).
The brave group of sky divers, the most the charity has ever had supporting them, consisted of staff members, volunteers and supporters. Each sky diver completed the challenge, some taking on the tandem jump altitude of 15,000ft and some the 10,000ft, which means this brave group had almost a full minute of freefall time! Each jumper smashed their fundraising target and so together raised such an incredible amount which the charity is hugely grateful for.
Charlie Souter-Philips, the charity’s Volunteer Co-ordinator and one of the sky divers said” I wanted to take on a challenge that would push me out of my comfort zone. I was really scared at the thought of jumping out of a plane however it was a brilliant experience and I would advise anyone who is thinking of doing it to do it! We were very blessed to have beautiful sunshine on the day too. The fact that I enjoyed it so much and we raised over £12,000 for STARS Dorset made it even better.”
STARS Dorset organises a Sky Dive at Go Sky Dive in Salisbury each year for supporters of the charity to take part in to help raise vital funds for the charity’s work across the county. All the services that STARS Dorset offers such as its one to one Counselling Service, its Support Line and its Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service are free and donations from the public help maintain their provision. Last year STARS Dorset supported more than 2000 people across the county.
If you would like to support STARS Dorset and either yourself or your business would like to take part in a Sky Dive for the charity please get in touch. Anyone who has been affected by sexual violence and would like confidential advice and support can call the STARS Dorset Support Line on 01202 308855 or visit www.starsdorset.org.
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