Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Kelsey's skydive for air ambulance

Kelsey pictured during her skydive at Headcorn

A Gravesend teenager who jumped out of an aeroplane in a sponsored skydive for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, has raised almost £1,500 for the life-saving charity.

Mayfield Grammar School pupil Kelsey Barham took the plunge from 13,000ft at Headcorn Aerodrome earlier this month (October 4th).

She completed the challenge in memory of her uncle Peter Edgeler who sadly died in a motorbike accident 15 years ago.

In total, she raised £1,454 for the air ambulance which relies almost entirely on donations.

Kelsey, 16, visited the helicopter base at Marden yesterday (Monday) to present her cheque to the charity.

She said: “The skydive was such a great experience, words can’t even describe how much of an adrenalin rush it was.

“The best bit was when I was in freefall but the worst bit was my ears popping. I’m now planning to do a wing walk when I’m 18.”

If you would like to donate to the Kelsey’s giving page click here: https://fundraisingkss.everydayhero.com/uk/kelseysskydive

 

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