21 August 2013
Ferroli’s Paul Johnson and Mark Sworder will be taking the ultimate fundraising challenge on August 28th when they fling themselves out of a plane at 15,000 feet in aid of Help for Heroes.
Not ones to do things by half, Paul and Mark have chosen the UK’s highest skydive of 15,000 feet at Hibaldstow Skydiving Centre in Lincolnshire for their very first experience of this extreme sport, and hope their supporters will reward their courage by digging deep.
“A friend of mine has recently received help from Help for Heroes so I’ve been able to see first-hand what a huge difference the charity’s work can make to people lives,” said Mark, Ferroli’s Senior Technical Engineer for the Midlands. “I wanted to do something to help and Paul was keen to join me, so we thought about what we could do to raise as much money as possible. We like a challenge so the highest possible skydiving jump was the winner!”
Mark and Paul, Ferroli’s Field Operations Manager, will freefall for 60 seconds before releasing their parachutes for a five minute descent to the ground.
“We’re hoping to raise around ￡2,000,” said Paul. “Neither of us have ever done anything like this before so we’re pretty nervous but also very excited. Everyone says it’s the most incredible experience so while we’ll probably wonder what on earth we’re doing on the way up, once we’ve landed we’re expecting to want to do it all over again!”
The whole experience will be filmed, including pre-jump training, an interview before the jump, the flight up and the jump itself. Check back on this page or on our YouTube channel after the event to see the footage and find out how much Paul and Mark raise for Help for Heroes.