Chris Hayes from Featherstone Lodge 7851 in Uxbridge and his wife Lisa took the challenge on 23rd September 2019. Neither of them had previously taken part in a parachute jump before and it was a bucket list activity for the pair. “We decided to complete tandem jumps, so would be attached to an experienced parachutist – well, we hoped so!”
For the past few years, the Featherstone Lodge has been raising funds for PCR, and once again they have chosen to do so this year. So far, Chris and Lisa have raised just over £600.
“We arrived at the airfield in Beccles, Norfolk in a very cloudy morning. We were due to jump at midday but arrived around 11.00am. The first group still had not jumped due to the low clouds. So, breakfast it was. At about 11.45 it was decided that the first group could go up and they parachuted through the clouds! Within half an hour the clouds started to break up and it was our turn to get ready.”