In August Amy, Perinatal Nursery Nurse, skydived and raised £615 for the Little Something Fund.
Amy said: "For me the anticipation on the day was way worse than the jump itself! After the initial fear of hanging out of the plane at 15,000 feet it was nothing but exhilarating! You don't actually feel like your freefalling 120mph but more like suspended or floating. There is no feeling quite like it. After the adrenaline rush of the free fall and the parachute has come out (phew!) it was actually so peaceful and beautiful up there drifting down slowly taking in the view without a care in the world I feel it's something that everyone should experience!
"Skydive Buzz were really professional throughout the day there was a bit of a wait due to needing the weather to clear but I couldn't fault the communication and as soon as we had the 'all clear' it moved along quickly. My instructor was great, kept me at ease and talked through the whole process helping me to get the best out of each part from start to finish.
"I chose to fundraise for the DPT Charity’s Little Something Fund which supports new mum's and their families who access the perinatal outreach service and Mother and Baby unit within DPT. Working within this team myself I feel passionate about what my funds can do to support families at a really vulnerable time. Fundraising was hard at times, but often the more I shared on social media and the more detail I gave, the more donations kept coming. I'm so grateful to everyone who supported me to do this I feel like I've gained an incredible experience whilst also giving something back to a really worthy cause."
Are you ready to take on the challenge too?
The DPT Charity have teamed up with Skydive Buzz, based at Dunkeswell Airfield in Honiton who will provide you with everything you’ll need to have an unforgettable jump.
Our Charity exists to meet the wishes of patients, carers and employees of the Devon Partnership NHS Trust to enhance our care.