Thursday, 3 June 2010

Jen Goes Sky Diving

So – a little bit about me! My name’s Jen, I’m currently a Law student at Exeter University, and on August 21st 2010 I, along with hopefully about 50 others, am going to willingly jump out of a plane in order to raise money for Age Concern Exeter!

I have been asked to write a sort of personal blog about how I feel about doing the jump – ‘why did I sign up to this’ seems to be springing to mind! I am currently hassling people for sponsorship money, and have just this morning set up my very own justgiving page - It was surprisingly simple to set up, and it’s easy for people to donate online! If you’re looking to set up your own page, follow the link on how to use the justgiving website – I would thoroughly recommend it!
I first saw about it on the Age Concern Exeter Facebook page several months ago; I sent a few e-mails, made a couple of phone calls, and here I am, just a couple of months away from tandem skydiving from 15,000 feet up! I can’t say that I’ve done particularly many adventure sports, or that I’m the most active of people; I literally have no idea what to expect! Having looked around the website of the skydive centre that we’re doing it with (Skydive UK, near Honiton), the reviews of other people who have done skydives previously reassure me somewhat – they all seem to have really enjoyed it! If you want to see more about Skydive UK, follow this link to their website:
For some reason, absolute terror hasn’t quite struck me yet – the fact that I’m doing it hasn’t quite sunk in. When I tell people that I’m doing this, they say that I must be very brave – I’m sure that in their heads, they’re thinking that I must be very foolish! In spite of that, the three words that can sum up how I’m feeling about it at the moment? ‘I cannot wait!’

All donations are very welcome ;-) - I’m trying to raise a minimum of £500 – so far, I have raised about £250, so am halfway there…still a long way to go, though!

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