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13 October 2016 : Parachutes Open in Dive For Darcy

THREE intrepid fundraisers completed their 15,000ft skydive in aid of the Darcy Ward Foundation on Saturday 8th October. Mikey Brueford , Sophie Harris and John Stratford along with Jamie Harris and Julie Squires, in support, checked in at Skydive Buzz, Honiton early on Saturday morning despite very overcast conditions.

The trio of jumpers endured a long wait as they waited for the skies to clear but Charity Co-ordinator, Krista Radzina, reassured  Mikey, Sophie and John that If the Clouds moved in the right direction, they would be the first to jump.

The three agreed to hang out and wait but it wasn’t until 2pm that they got the call to suit up and head up to a lofty 15,000ft For #DIVE4DARCY whilst

Julie Squires joined the jumpers in the aircraft for a first class view
of the whole thing.

After around fifteen minutes they reached the maximum altitude of 15,000ft and were all ready to Dive for Darcy!
Having each enjoyed an exhilarating sixty seconds of free-fall and a truly exciting experience, Mikey, Sophie  and John would like to send a big “Thank you” to all their sponsors and donors on behalf of Darcy's Foundation.
Once safely on the ground Mikey, who first conceived the idea of the ‘DIVE4DARCY’ said, “The whole thing was an amazing experience. Despite the long day it was all so worth it. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support.
Krista Radzina from Skydive Buzz for taking all the amazing ground photos and giving her time to present specially made gifts from Darcy & Lizzie.
Harriet Willmington for all the help leading up to the event. Ralph Mignano from Print Factor, Weston Super-Mare for making and donating the special banner. Joe Parsons and Monster Energy for giving the thumbs up to use the brand logo. Emma Roocroft of Merge Decals for designs on the skydiver silhouette and donating her time. Steve Brandon for his design input. Jill Smith on behalf of the Darcy Ward Foundation for getting the special one-off t-Shirts printed, and finally, Neil Middleditch the Poole Speedway Manager for all the re-tweets and support of this great fundraiser.”

Mikey and The DWF have a number of other persons who have shown an interest in joining the 'Dive for Darcy' and there are no plans to close entries to what is still an ongoing fundraising initiative.